How To Clean Soap Scum From Shower Door

November 8, 2014 12:07 AM

Considering what we put our bathrooms everyday (at least for those who shower everyday), this part of the house deserves special cleaning attention. Shower doors are especially prone to buildups. Soap scums, shampoos and conditioners, and various body products all combine to assault its shining surface. Here are some tips to keep your shower doors shiny and scum-free:

Spray and Wipe Regularly

The best way to rid of soap scum is to prevent it from building up in the first place. Keep a non-abrasive cloth nearby and some all-purpose cleaner that can be bought from your nearby grocery. Wipe the shower door in the morning or at night every day so that you don’t have to do a big clean. Or do this right after your shower.

Leave It Open

Another way to prevent buildup is to leave the shower door open to let the steam out. Many people slam it shut right after the shower. This hastens the buildup, so let the moisture out afterwards. Anecdotal evidence say that using a bar soap adds to the buildup. Switch to body wash to prevent this.

Use Vinegar

The vinegar in your kitchen is not just for adding taste to your food. It’s a great cleaner too! Combine equal parts white vinegar and water and store it in a squeegee bottle. Squirt enough of it in the shower down then wipe it down with a squeegee. If you want a little scent, add several drops of lemon essential oil. For stubborn soap scum that just won’t let go, boil the vinegar and apply it on the shower doors very carefully.

Corn Starch Paste

Another great way to clean soap scum is to use a corn starch paste. Add water to make the paste and then slather gently on the shower door. Let it stay for a while, then wipe off with a slightly damp cloth. For a polished look, wipe it again with a clean rag.

Fabric Softener Sheets

You can also use fabric softener sheets to get rid of soap scums. It’s easy, just get a sheet and wipe it over the areas where there is buildup. It works like an eraser.

Cleaning the shower door is not brain surgery. With a little time, some elbow grease, and a cleaning product, you can make quick work of the door. Just remember to do this on a regular basis so that the soap scum does not become too stubborn to wipe off.











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