Glass shower screens are present in nearly every house across Australia. From frosted glass shower screens to seamless, non-framed glass shower screens that seem to just appear out of the wall, there are many different shapes and sizes available, but all have one thing in common: they look terrible when dirty. Luckily, there are a few easy things you can do to keep them clean on a regular basis and on special occasions as well. Don't let your glass shower screens build up a layer of scum on top or you will regret how tough it is getting it off later on!
Keep A Window Wiper In Your Shower
The easiest way to keep your glass shower screens clean after every shower is to keep a window wiper in your shower. It is easy enough to find a window wiper that comes with a suction attachment that will let you keep it either on the glass shower screen itself or on the wall. Then, after every shower, all you have to do is take the window wiper off and give the shower screen a quick 10-20 second wipe. The vast bulk of the water, soap and sweat that comes off during your shower will be wiped off the screen. This prevents the bulk of the build-up that you can see over time, and it takes no longer than a minute.
Vinegar has long been a secret tool of cleaners to get soap scum and other unwanted things off of glass. It is important that you use the correct vinegar (which is white vinegar) and that you don't use too much. To dilute the white vinegar, add it to water so it is about 60-40 or 50-50 vinegar/water respectively. Then simply spray the vinegar on your glass shower screen with a handy spray bottle and let it sit for a few minutes at least. Then quickly use a cloth or sponge to wipe the vinegar off to ensure it doesn't dry. If there is an unbearable smell afterwards, you can go over it with a regular glass window cleaner.
Another common item found in your kitchen, baking soda has excellent cleaning properties. However, unlike vinegar, you should really only be using baking soda for the tougher stains and soap streaks that refuse to come off easily. All you need is baking soda and a dash of water, and you have yourself a proper cleaning agent. This is because baking soda is an alkali which means that grease (which soap is largely made out of) crumbles under its presence. Next time you have a gross stain that won't come out of your glass shower screens, use some baking soda and watch it disappear.