There are some really tricky bits in a bathroom, aren’t there? Behind the toilet, around the laundry basket – and just how to clean between sliding shower doors?
Never fear, we can help you with these pesky problems! Read on for our hints and tips to help you make your bathroom a sparkling wonderland.
How To Clean Between Sliding Shower Doors?
Shower doors can get pretty disgusting, can’t they? Keeping them as shiny as the rest of your bathroom can be tricky, especially if they are the sliding type!
Cleaning between them is not the easiest thing in the world to do, but it can make a world of difference.
Showers, although they are technically clean places, can really show up the grime – water marks, shampoo streaks, and even minerals from the water itself.
You want to clean these regularly, to prevent a build up of dirt, grime, and even bacteria that can cause health problems.
You can do this in a few different ways:
Use a sponge stick
A cylindrical one is the best option for this type of cleaning, because it can get into the small areas.
- Soak the sponge in your chosen cleaning liquid, ensuring that it absorbs as much fluid as possible.
- Squeeze the sponge through the overlap of your shower door, making sure the sponge reaches all the way to the other side.
- Scrub the sponge back and forth vigorously, to get as much of the dirt and grime as you can.
- Remove the sponge and rinse it out, then soak it in clean water and repeat the above process.
- Take a dry sponge and repeat the process again. This time you are trying to remove the excess water so you don’t get streaks, or worse, rust.
Use a high pressure hose
This can be great for cleaning, not least because it requires very little effort on your part!
- Apply soapy water through the gap of your sliding door, making sure you cover as much surface area as you can.
- Using a high pressure hose, spray clean water over the area, washing away the soap and watching the shine emerge!
Use vinegar and baking soda
These two combined are an excellent cleaning partnership – and they are super cheap and all natural too.
- Make a paste with the baking soda and vinegar – a half and half ratio will be fine.
- Spread it liberally on the areas you wish to clean, making sure you get through the gap of your sliding doors.
- Rinse it away with a hose, the shower or a jug of clean water. This method will leave a really good, clean result.
Can You Remove Sliding Shower Doors To Clean?
Although it can be a bit more of a faff to remove the doors entirely rather than clean them in situ, it can give better results.
Removing your shower doors is actually not too hard, and it gives you a chance to clean them all over.
- Remove the stopper at the bottom of the door – this will be a screw, holding a black rubber stopper.
- Pull the door outwards slightly, until it is just held on by the top frame – be careful doing this, and ensure you have a good grip on the door!
- Rest the door on a flat, safe surface and clean it well. Pat it dry afterwards, to maximise the shine.
- Reinstall the door by pushing the panel into the top frame and securing it, then lowering it to the lower track. Screw in the screw, replace the rubber stopper and you’re all done!
If you need some visual instructions, this video will show you how to remove and clean sliding shower doors:
How Do You Clean The Plastic Strip At The Bottom Of A Glass Shower Door?
In general, these little pieces of plastic cannot be removed from the shower door – and you may find that they are very fiddly to put back on again if you do!
They can show up a fair bit of grime, especially because they are at the bottom of the door, catching the drips – but there are things you can do.
- Scrub at this little strip with a scouring pad or brush, to remove stains and build up of grime.
- Take a toothbrush to it – this is a good option as the toothbrush is narrow and the bristles can get right into the cracks and crevices.
- Spray a cleaning solution around the area. This will help to bring up the natural shine of the little plastic strip, even after a long time of not being cleaned.
- Apply vinegar. This handy, all natural cleaner works wonders at getting rid of stubborn stains – and it’s all natural too!
- Use baking soda. Yes, I know we go on about baking soda for cleaning – but that’s because it is so good! Apply a thick paste, wait 10 minutes then rinse off – you will be amazed at the results.
- Combine lemon and salt. Cut a lemon into quarters, dip them into a pile of salt, then use the wedges to scrub at the area. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then rinse.
Can You Use Windex On Shower Doors?
You can use just about anything you want to clean your shower doors – they are your doors, after all!
So if windows are made of glass, and shower doors are made of glass, surely it makes sense that you can clean them both with the same product?
This is very true. Although there are cleaners marketed specifically for shower glass, window cleaner can be used on shower doors and it will give the same streak free shine as it does on your windows.
If you prefer using fewer chemicals in your shower, however, you can use an array of natural products to clean your shower doors:
- Baking soda
- Lemon juice
Now you know how to clean between sliding shower doors, you won’t have to deal with unsightly patches of mould or dirt any more.
Just remember to keep on top of it and you’ll be admiring the shining surfaces of your bathroom with the best of them!