Cleaning Scummy Shower Doors

Written by Allen Wyatt (last updated October 24, 2022)

One of the problems that always seems to plague those who have glass shower doors—particularly if they have hard water—is mineral and soap buildup. It isn't unusual to have glass that always appears filmy and, in places, has actual mineral deposits. It can be hard to clean all the film away without expensive chemicals, but here's an idea you might want to try.

Run down to your local store and buy a pair of inexpensive exfoliating gloves; you shouldn't need to spend over a few dollars. Often the gloves are made out of some type of nylon mesh, but they may be made of other materials, as well. Hop in the shower and lather up the gloves with soap, then use the gloves to wipe down the glass surrounding you. You shouldn't have to scrub hard; just firmly wipe the glass a few times. Rinse the glass fully, and you should notice an immediate improvement.

The reason this approach works is that the exfoliating gloves are mildly abrasive. Just as they can help remove dead skin cells from your body, they can help remove built-up soap scum and mild mineralization from the glass in your shower. When you are done, rinse out the exfoliating gloves and leave them in the shower to dry.

Give it a try—you'll once again love the way your glass shower looks!

Author Bio

Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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