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5 tips to clean glass shower doors without harsh chemicals.

Last Updated: December 24, 2021

We all know that streaky and scummy glass shower doors are not super appealing, but we don’t all know how to clean glass shower doors properly. Read on for the right ways to clean your shower doors.

As nice as a clean bathroom is, they are not always the easiest rooms to clean. And more specifically, neither are the showers and glass shower doors in these bathrooms.

We all know that streaky and scummy glass shower doors are not super appealing, but we don’t all know how to clean glass shower doors properly.

If you can relate, read on for some tips and natural products that can keep your glass shower doors sparkly, clean, and streak-free.

Why do glass shower doors get streaky and scummy?

Streaks on a shower doors emerge when leftover soap scum is not fully wiped away. An abundance of mold and mildew adds up to streaks as well.

Additionally, a shower with hard water can leave behind mineral deposits and stains that show up in the form of streaks.

Now that we know what makes shower doors dirty, let’s take a look at how to keep glass shower doors clean.

What cleans shower glass best?

We all know there are tons of bathroom cleaning products out there and, at times, the choices can feel overwhelming.

If you’ve been struggling with how to clean glass shower doors with hard water stains and how to clean soap scum off glass shower doors, the below list of natural products that work just as well as conventional cleaners (without the chemicals!) has got you covered.

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Grove Daily Shower Cleaner Concentrate

This shower cleaner not only helps get rid of current soap scum, but it also helps prevent new soap scum from building up.

You don’t even need to rinse or wipe it away — just spray it and let it do its thing.

It has a completely natural fragrance made from essential oils and plant extracts and is mostly made (89%) from plant based ingredients.

Method Daily Shower Spray

This daily cleanser helps clear up soap scum, mildew, and stains just by spraying (again, no need to scrub).

Plus, you can use it on wet surfaces so no need to wait for your shower to dry after using it.

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Auntie Fannie’s Cleaning Vinegar

Vinegar isn’t just for cooking — it also makes for easy and natural cleaning and helps get rid of soapy residues that are left behind on your shower door.

Aunt Fannie’s Cleaning Vinegar is vegan, paraben-free, and sulfate-free, and it will help you achieve the sparkling glass doors of your dreams.

Seventh Generation Fabric Softener Sheets

Yes, we’re still talking about showers and not laundry.

Fabric softener sheets can actually help with hard water stains. Use them to rub your glass doors and the water deposits will break down and disappear from your shower doors.

Grove Glass Cleaner Concentrate

This glass cleaner cleans so well that it doesn’t leave your surfaces with the typical streaks and film that many other glass cleaners cause. Not only that, but there are no harsh chemicals and it’s plastic-free.

How often should I clean my glass shower door?

Now that you have the tools to do the cleaning, let’s get into the basics of how to clean.

If you’re really worried about streaky shower doors, the best thing to do is to wipe your glass doors with a squeegee after each shower. This helps prevent hard water deposits from forming, which means there will be less streaking and less scrubbing for you to do down the road. A squeegee is also good when it comes to how to clean treated glass shower doors.

You should do a deep clean that involves scrubbing and cleaning products once a month. If you don’t use a squeegee for the doors on a daily basis, there’s a good chance you’ll have to thoroughly clean your shower door every week.

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Tub Handler + Residue Remover

Tub scrubbing is multifaceted work: wiping surfaces, scrubbing grout, lifting stains, polishing fixtures. Enter our replaceable brush heads for our Tub Handler, designed to tackle each part of bathtub scouring. For wiping surfaces and polishing fixtures, choose this Residue Remover, a soft sponge made of natural cellulose.

For lifting scum and stains, check out the Buildup Banisher, a non-abrasive scrubber made from recycled plastic. For cleaning grout and tough stains, go for the Deep Cleaner, a bristle brush made from recycled plastic.

How to clean a glass shower door correctly & get it to sparkle

Follow the 5 easy steps below to properly clean your shower door each week.

  1. Wet the shower door with water.
  2. Spray your shower cleaning product of choice. Depending on the product you’re using you may need to let it sit for a few minutes.
  3. Scrub the glass with a sponge or Tub Handler if the product calls for it and then rinse the product off with water.
  4. Use a microfiber cloth to dry the doors and wipe away any residue.
  5. Spray with glass cleaner and then dry again with a microfiber.

Watch an expert cleaner at work to see how hard water stains and soap scum disappear in this YouTube Video!

Need more bathroom cleaning advice? Here’s how you can clean a clogged drain and clean your shower curtain.

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