The allure of spotless glass is undeniable, whether it’s the gleaming windows of buildings or skyscrapers reflecting the city skyline or the pristine panes of a luxurious glass shower screen. So, how do window cleaners achieve that coveted crystal-clear finish?

We chatted to a professional window cleaner to uncover the secrets behind her meticulous craft. While we can’t divulge her name for fear of retribution from other window cleaners, we believe these techniques can easily translate to keeping glass shower screens equally pristine with minimal effort.

cloudy shower screen

Maybe your shower screen is beyond cleaning?

How to keep your glass shower screens spotless

The right tools for the job

Professional window cleaners understand the importance of using the right tools to achieve impeccable results. High-quality squeegees, microfiber cloths and non-abrasive scrubbers are essential for effective cleaning without leaving streaks or scratches.

Similarly, when it comes to maintaining glass shower screens, investing in quality cleaning tools such as soft sponges, gentle cleaners and microfiber towels can make all the difference.

shower screen cleaning tools

Shower screen cleaning equipment

A methodical approach

Window cleaners employ a systematic approach to ensure thorough cleaning of every surface. They start by wetting the glass with a cleaning solution, allowing it to penetrate and loosen dirt and grime. Next, they use a squeegee to remove excess moisture, working from
top to bottom in smooth, overlapping strokes to prevent streaking.

This methodical approach ensures that every inch of glass is cleaned with precision and care. Similarly, when cleaning glass shower screens, following a step-by-step process can yield exceptional results.

Start by rinsing the screen with warm water to remove surface debris.  Then, apply a mild, non-abrasive cleaner (dishwashing detergent and water is a great option) and gently scrub with a soft sponge or cloth to lift away soap scum and mineral deposits. Finally, rinse thoroughly and dry with a microfiber towel to prevent water spots and streaks.

Attention to detail

Professional window cleaners understand the importance of paying attention to detail to achieve a flawless finish. They meticulously inspect each window for stubborn stains, smudges or water spots, cleaning any areas as they go. This meticulous approach ensures
that every pane is left sparkling clean and free from imperfections.

Similarly, when maintaining glass shower screens, taking the time to inspect and address any build-up or blemishes can keep them looking pristine. Regularly remove soap scum and mineral deposits to prevent them from accumulating and becoming harder to remove
over time. By addressing minor issues promptly, you can preserve the clarity and beauty of your shower screens with minimal effort.

 

Experience and expertise

Ultimately, the true secret behind spotless glass lies in the experience and expertise of professional window cleaners. Years of practice honing their craft, coupled with a deep understanding of glass surfaces and cleaning techniques, enable them to consistently deliver exceptional results.

Similarly, when maintaining glass shower screens, experience and familiarity with effective cleaning methods can make the task feel effortless and yield superior results. In other words, clean your glass shower screens more often. You’ll eventually become an expert!

 

What to do when glass shower screens get beyond cleaning?

If you follow the above tips, you’ll ensure your glass shower screens are beautifully pristine. But what if your glass shower screens have become cloudy, pitted or etched?

If neglected, hard water deposits and soap scum can gradually damage the surface of your glass shower screens, causing cloudiness, pitting or etching that can be impossible to remove.

No amount of effort or cleaning products, whether natural or commercial, will effectively address the issue. Ultimately, you may be left with no choice but to tolerate the cloudy appearance or invest in new glass shower screens.

 

But fear not, with Adelaide Shower Screens, a new glass shower screens is only a phone call away.

Take advantage of our complimentary measure and quote service, expert installation and generous 10-year guarantee on both hardware and materials.

With our efficient turnaround times and commitment to excellence, choosing us for your glass shower screens is an easy decision.

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