Care and Cleaning Tips for Glass Shower Enclosures

Frameless glass showers can brighten your bathroom by admitting and reflecting more light than other shower types. They’re sparkly, clean, and inviting – except when the glass is covered in soap scum and hard water deposits. Such residue restricts the flow of light and leaves your space looking dingy and unkempt.

With a few simple tricks and basic cleaning supplies, you can restore your glass to its original, crystal-clear condition – and keep it that way through regular cleaning.

How to Keep Your Glass Shower Clean

To keep your frameless glass shower in top form, we suggest removing water droplets from interior glass surfaces with a squeegee after every use. Squeegees are inexpensive and highly effective tools for regular shower care. Many are even designed for the shower, with matching suction cups that allow you to mount the squeegee on your shower wall. It may seem like a bit of a hassle at first, but most glass showers can be completely dried in under 60 seconds. It’s a simple, low-lift way to avoid more intensive cleaning efforts.

How to Remove Residue

If you haven’t yet implemented a regular squeegee routine, you may be in need of a deeper clean. There are a number of different types of residue that build up on glass showers and diminish their shine, and each one is best treated with specific cleaning products. Here’s what to use for each type of stain.

Soft Water

Soft water appears in the form of water spots that can be easily removed with soap or basic glass cleaners. This type of residue is the most common and the easiest to remove. Glass cleaners such as Spraway, Invisible Glass or any Ammonia Free Glass Cleaner and a soft microfiber towel will make short work of these water spots. Please make sure your microfiber cloth is clean and free of any debris. If debris is on the microfiber you present a very high chance of scratching the glass. 

Hard Water

Water with a higher mineral content – commonly referred to as hard water – requires a stronger cleaning solution. Bio Clean is our go to for this. You can purchase this online or from us. It will effectively remove hard water spots and restore your glass shower to its former glory. Please follow the instructions on the bottle on how to use properly.

High Silica

High silica is one mineral that’s resistant to even acidic cleaning solutions. To remove these stubborn water spots, you’ll need a mild abrasive cleaner and, ideally, a non-scratch sponge. We recommend Soft Scrub All-Purpose Cleanser or Bio Clean as well. 

How ShowerGuard Can Help

If you’re looking for an even simpler way to keep your shower clean, consider opting for ShowerGuard glass. ShowerGuard glass is engineered to prevent the buildup of minerals, soap scum, and other contaminants, which makes it even easier to keep your shower sparkling. Ask us about installing ShowerGaurd glass to your frameless shower door.

For Hardware: Plug in anywhere

To clean your hardware we recommend a mild soapy water solution. 1 part of Dawn Dish Detergent to 10 parts water. Use a soft microfiber cloth and rub the hardware softly till any water spots are gone. Please make sure your microfiber cloth is clean and free of any debris. If debris is on the microfiber you present a very high chance of scratching the finish.