How to Maintain a Frameless Shower Screen
Shower screens have become a popular feature in many of today's bathrooms thanks to their stylish and elegant look. But most importantly, these bathroom installations perform the task of keeping water in the shower and away from the rest of the bathroom. Unfortunately, not many shower screen users get maximum service from their screens simply because they do not know how to take proper care of them.
Dollar for dollar, frameless shower screens are one of the best shower screens available on the market. If you intend to install a frameless shower screen in your bathroom, here are a couple of useful care tips you can follow to make sure you keep your glass looking pristine for longer.
Wipe off the glass after every shower
One of the simplest and most effective ways to make sure your glass remains squeaky clean for its entire lifespan is to wipe it off with a clean dry cloth or squeegee when you are done taking a shower. Wiping off the glass might seem like a burdening task at the time, but it is something that will protect your glass from forming water stains, which occur when hard water is left to dry on the surface of the glass. This is because such water contains various dissolved minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium that will leave the nasty stains behind if allowed to dry on the surface of your glass. If you have ever washed your car body and left the water to dry by itself, you might have noticed that the water left behind some unsightly spots. The same thing applies to wet shower screens that are left to dry by themselves.
Clean the glass on a regular basis
Water is not the only thing that threatens the lifespan of your shower screen. The soap that you use to shower is also another thing that undermines the good looks and longevity of your glass. The soapy solution that spills on the surface of the glass when one is showering forms an unattractive whitish layer commonly referred to as soap scum. To remove this, you will need to equip yourself with commercial cleaners recommended for your glass type by the manufacturer. Then, spray down the glass with the cleaning solution and wipe it off with a soft piece of cloth. Do this as often as recommended by the manufacturer or whenever you think there is excessive buildup of soap scum on your glass.