People invest significant time and money into high-quality glass shower door enclosures to enhance the bathroom’s look and feel. Over time, hard water stains can make the glass appear to be dull and unclean. They appear as hazy streaks on the glass surface usually caused by a build-up of calcium, magnesium, and other dissolved minerals in the water.
Preventing these hard water stains from appearing on glass is relatively easy, but usually goes ignored. Once the shower glass is tainted with hard water stains, they can be difficult to remove. In many cases, the glass can get scratched from using the wrong products during the cleaning process. These scratches cannot be undone.
Fortunately, there are numerous ways to protect your glass shower from hard water stains so that you can maintain the original shine by following these tips, you can ensure lifelong quality from your glass shower experience!
Don’t Let Hard Water Dry on Your Glass Shower Doors
The easiest way to protect glass showers from water stains is to immediately dry the water at the end of a shower. This prevents water from evaporating and leaving behind mineral deposits which ultimately, damage the glass surface. At the end of a shower, use a towel or squeegee to remove the water from the glass, tiles, and fixtures. This is the easiest most effective way to prevent hard water stains from building on your glass surface.
Use a Spray Cleaner on Shower Doors
If you prefer not to clean your glass shower after every use, there are spray technologies designed to protect glass surfaces between cleanings. Rain-X is a synthetic hydrophobic surface-applied product that causes water to bead up on run off the surface before drying. This is a fine preventative for hard water build-up and doesn’t require continual maintenance.
Use Mineral-Fighting Solutions
While there are many manufactured solutions available to reduce hard water stains, natural remedies exist from common household items. As an example, lemon juice and white vinegar do an excellent job in removing unseemly water stains from sinks, toilets, and glass showers. You can use this mixture as a spray to let it absorb for harder to remove stains.
Buy a Water Softener
Water softeners represent a useful way to treat hard water stains around the entire house. These products remove dissolved minerals from the hard water before contacting sinks, toilets, and shower surfaces. Water Softeners also provide protection against mineral deposits in water pipes, which is a problem simple cleaning solutions are unable to fix.
If you already have a fitted glass shower in the bathroom, feel free to try any of the maintenance solutions listed above. Hopefully, this provides some useful tips in protecting your investment.
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