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ULTIMATE GUIDE TO CLEAN YOUR SHOWER SCREEN

Remember the joy you had when your shower screen was installed the first time? It gave your bathroom an instant elegant and spacious look. But as time passes, that sparkling glass turns to having irritating hazy grey streaks or, in serious situations, you can’t see beyond them anymore. There’s no need to worry because there are effective ways to maintain your shower screen.

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Glass shower screens are becoming more common and a more affordable alternative for homes in Australia. Unlike a conventional shower curtain, shower screens provide a minimalist design and are more convenient along with being a safe durable option for your bathroom.

But hard water and soap residue gradually build up on glass shower screens and if not cleaned it may permanently damage the glass shower screen. If it feels like you can’t absolutely clean your shower screen no matter what you do, then it’s about time to learn some time saving effective ways. 

There are a variety of ways to cover up a filthy shower panel. Some require the use of goods that you purchase in the store, but the best approaches include things that you might already have at hand. 

 

We have our cleaning guide and recommended products for every part of your shower screen such as: glass, aluminium, silicone, hinges and treated glass like Civic’s Shower Screens treated with EnduroShield®. 

Treated EnduroShield® glass repels water and soap residue and will require less cleaning to maintain your shower screen. 

How to clean your shower screen effectively:

 

For Glass Cleaning

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Step 1:

Start by making your 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water.

Pour it into an all-purpose plastic spray bottle.

Step 2:

Spray on your glass and leave for several minutes, this will help

dissolve any mineral deposits that may have built up on the

glass surface then wipe down with a damp microfiber cloth. Just

be sure that your cloth is completely clean and free of abrasive

particles or soap residue.

Step 3:

Rinse your cleaning cloth regularly to remove accumulated

residues and any abrasive particles it may have picked up.

Step 4:

For best results rinse the shower screen with plain water when

you’re finished and dry using a rubber squeegee or soft dry

Cloth.

Step 5: 

We recommend using a squeegee to wipe down your shower

after every use to help reduce the build up of soap scum and

mineral deposits.

For Aluminium Cleaning: 

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Step 1

Wipe away as much grime as you can with a cloth, then spray

the tracks with a mix of vinegar & water.

Step 2: 

Let the vinegar & water solution sit for 3-5 minutes.

Step 3:

Wipe down tracks and aluminium with a soft microfibre cloth.

Step 4:

For hard to reach areas place a thin sturdy cloth over a flat head

instrument (or chopstick) and scrub along into the hard to reach

Areas.

Step 5:

Then run a cotton ball tip or soft microfibre cloth along the

length of the tracks, wiping and rinsing until all gunk is gone.

Step 6:

Once you have removed all grime from the aluminium either

wipe or spray down with water to ensure that all parts of the

vinegar solution has been removed from the aluminium surfaces.

For Silicone Cleaning: 

Step 1:

Every few months spray the silicone caulking with the same

white vinegar and water solution that you use on your shower screen.

Step 2: 

Spray down the caulking and scrub with a soft brush. Any mold

that is getting started will be killed because of the vinegar

Solution.

Step 3: 

For deeper stains, leave the vinegar on the caulking for at least

10 minutes before scrubbing with a soft brush.

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For Hinges Cleaning:

Step 1:

Wipe away as much grime as you can with a cloth, then spray

the hinges with a mix of vinegar & water.

Step 2:

Let the vinegar & water solution sit for 3-5 minutes.

Step 3:

Wipe down hinges with a soft microfibre cloth.

Step 4:

Then wipe down with a soft microfibre cloth and continue wiping

and rinsing until all gunk is gone.

Step 5:

Once you have removed all grime from the hinges either wipe or

spray down with water to ensure that all parts of the vinegar

solution has been removed from the hinges surfaces

Why do we recommend using these household products?

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Vinegar

 Acids disintegrate the build-up without scratching the glass and quickly wipe it clean. The consistency of the buildup makes a huge difference in how easy it is to dissolve, and using a solid abrasive will help at least eliminate some of the build-up before re-approaching it with an acid like vinegar

Spray the remedy on the front and back of the doors of the bathroom. Allow the paste to last for at least five minutes, or for up to 30 minutes, when the soap is strong. 

Vinegar is able to burn through the most resistant mud to grime to avoid further build-up.

Squeegee’s

Mineral residue on your shower screen can be absolutely stopped if you don’t allow the water or the soap debris a chance to settle on the mirror in the first place. 

A shower squeegee is one of the lowest-maintenance washing devices you’ll ever come across. 

For example, it’s super easy to store: most models come with a shower door or wall suction holder, so they’re right there when you need them. This absorbs some of the water left on the bathroom doors and walls, and it even absorbs everything you’ve left behind that will one day become soap residue.

Microfibre cloth

Microfiber cleaning cloths are an ideal alternative for the washing of glasses. Such cloths dry the lenses very quickly and trap oils to prevent frosting. Yet because they collect contaminants so easily, make sure you clean clothes regularly.

If your shower screen is still looking new then, keeping it well-maintained helps for its longevity but if you think you need a replacement, Civic will be glad to assist you. Experience exceptional workmanship and service.

Contact us today for free measure and quote! 

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