Cleaning shower screens is never fun, but it is a necessary evil you can't do without—especially when you want your bathroom to look spotlessly clean. Fully framed, semi-framed and frameless shower screens are popular choices in modern bathrooms because they are adept at retaining water and soap scum in the shower area without wetting and dirtying the rest of the bathroom floor.
Over time, you may find that your glass shower screens start looking dull and worn out with murky spots that seem almost impossible to get rid of. If you're averse to using harmful chemical cleaning agents, here are four natural cleaning remedies to bring glass shower screens back to their original best.
Baking soda is a natural cleaning agent with dual benefits; not only does it effectively clean glass shower screens, but it also adds a fresh aroma to the bathroom. Wet your shower screen and sprinkle baking soda on a soft cloth. A white paste will form on the glass while you rub the cloth against it.
Alternatively, you can make a paste of baking soda and water in advance to rub on the glass. Rinse the shower screen with warm water once you've finished rubbing off the entire shower screen circumference. Baking soda works perfectly well for frameless shower screens.
Vinegar is an item that should be a part of every household; it serves a purpose in both cooking and cleaning. The acidic properties in vinegar makes it a safe and effective cleaning agent for a number of different things—shower screens included. Add half a cup of vinegar into a spray bottle and spray over the entire shower screen surface. Use a glass-friendly scrub to wipe off the soap scum and dirt before dousing with warm water.
Lemon oil is a good natural remedy to keep soap scum at bay. Pour some lemon oil in a spray bottle and rub it off with a soft glass-friendly cloth. Keep in mind that oil and water don't mix well, so you may have to be extra judicious when rinsing off the oil with water. Using lemon oil every once in awhile keeps your shower looking and smelling fresher.
Salt and Lemon Juice
Salt and lemon juice is especially useful for bathrooms with metal framed and semi-framed shower screens. Over time, you're likely to observe that rust forms on this metal, which can make shower screens look old and dirty. Mix two portions of salt with the juice from one lemon to make a paste.
Use an old toothbrush and scrub the paste into the corners and grooves where you notice the formation of rust. Let the mixture settle for a few minutes and then use warm water to rinse it off. To clean off the glass, use either vinegar or baking soda.
Shower screens need cleaning to look new and fresh; use these natural remedies for safe and effective cleaning. For further tips and suggestions, talk to resources such as A.T. Glass & Aluminium.