While we have blogs on our website about how to clean glass shower screens and keep them looking as good as new, what if your shower is looking extremely dirty and cloudy? Perhaps you’ve been a bit slack on the cleaning or you’ve inherited the shower from a previous owner. Is there anything you can do to make your shower screen look clean and clear again?

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Cloudy Showerscreen glass. Image: www.everydaycheapskate.com

What causes cloudy glass shower screens?

Before we look at ways to try to clean a cloudy glass shower screen, let’s look at how it got to this state.

While the scum from soap, shampoos, conditioners and other products you use in your play a part, the biggest contributor to whitish film or cloud that is often seen on glass shower screens is deposits from hard water.

Hard water is simply water with mineral content that’s been collected on the journey from its source to your tap. Soft water, on the other hand, has fewer mineral deposits. The softest water of all falls from the sky. We generally refer to this as rain!

As it happens, Adelaide and South Australia has some of the hardest water in Australia, so if your glass shower screen has gone cloudy you can blame this fact (we’re sure it’s got nothing to do with your cleaning habits!). The hard water that we use in our showers leaves mineral deposits as it dries, forming the cloudy appearance that we can clearly see.

Cleaning cloudy glass shower screens

The annoying thing about the cloudy film on your glass shower screens is that the longer you leave it on there, the more difficult it will be to get it off. So follow the below steps as soon as you possibly can:

If you’re glass shower screens aren’t too cloudy, try a commercial cleaning product or, better still, products that you probably already have at home. For example, dishwashing detergent and water, undiluted lemon juice, baking soda made into paste with the addition of a little water, or a 50/50 white vinegar and water mix.

If this doesn’t do the trick, try dishwashing detergent applied directly to your glass shower screen. Alternatively, soak paper towels with white vinegar and apply to your dry shower screens. Leave for an hour or even more, then remove and rinse thoroughly.

The cloud remains on your glass shower screens

If left unchecked, the hard water deposits and soap scum will eventually pit and etch the surface of the glass and cleaning will be impossible. No amount of elbow grease or products (natural or not) will fix it. You’ll either have to live with the cloud or organise new glass shower screens. With Adelaide Shower Screens, of course!

With our free measure and quote service, custom supply and manufacture, professional installation, 10-year guarantee on hardware and materials, and prompt turnaround, who to use for your glass shower screens is extremely clear.

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