If your bathroom features glass shower screens, congratulations. You not only have the best shower enclosure on the market, but you also have an enclosure that needs little maintenance.

But what if you have glass sliding shower screens? Many of us remember the older versions that came off their tracks with monotonous regularity. The good news is that newer models are so much better. While they do require a little more maintenance than non-sliding options, they’re still an elegant, low-maintenance option.

To ensure your glass sliding shower screens stay in top condition, follow these tips from Adelaide Shower Screens.

Maintaining the elegance of glass sliding shower screens

Daily squeegee clean

Like all glass shower screens, sliding options benefit from daily care. It’s not onerous, however. Simply use a squeegee or a cloth to wipe excess water and soap scum from the glass after every shower. It will not only keep your glass looking it’s best, but it will also increase the time between more regular cleans.

Regular thorough clean

Every few weeks, give your glass a more thorough clean. While there are commercial products you can use, using your own solution made from products you may have around the home are just as good. See our post on ‘How do hotels keep their glass shower screens so clean?’ for more details.
When cleaning, never use abrasive pads, steel wool or harsh chemicals. They can scratch or etch the glass, and even corrode your shower frames and hardware.

Clean the nooks and crannies

Glass sliding shower screens require a little more care to clean thoroughly and to get into all the nooks and crannies. You may even need to use a toothbrush or cotton tips to get into tight places. Again, just make sure whatever you use is not hard or abrasive.

Clean the tracks

Over time, dust and debris can accumulate in the tracks of your glass sliding shower screens. Eventually, this can cause the door to slide less smoothly. It’s a good idea to clean the tracks occasionally to remove any debris.

Lubricate the track

To keep the door mechanism operating smoothly, apply a dry silicone-based lubricant to the track regularly. If you’ve been a bit slack with the above two points and your sliding door is starting to drag – and you’re a reasonably confident DIYer – it can be a good idea to remove the door completely. You can then give the rollers and the track a thorough clean. Spray a dry silicon lubricant lightly on the rollers before re-fitting your door.

Check the mechanisms

Most issues with sliding glass shower screens don’t happen overnight, so inspect your door system occasionally to look for issues. For example, check the tracks for debris and tighten any screws or bolts that have come loose. If you notice any issues, get them addressed as soon as possible. Minor issues can become large problems if you let them go for too long.

By incorporating these maintenance practices into your routine you can keep your sliding glass shower screens looking their best and operating effectively. You can also help extend the lifespan of your shower screens, which even without today’s cost of living pressures is a good thing.

Contact the glass sliding shower screen professionals in Adelaide

If you need any further advice on your glass sliding shower screens, need repairs carried out, or want a quote on new screens, remember who to call. Adelaide Shower Screens can supply and install a wide range of quality shower screens, finishes and hardware at competitive prices.

If your bathroom features glass shower screens, congratulations. You not only have the best shower enclosure on the market, but you also have an enclosure that needs little maintenance.

But what if you have glass sliding shower screens? Many of us remember the older versions that came off their tracks with monotonous regularity. The good news is that newer models are so much better. While they do require a little more maintenance than non-sliding options, they’re still an elegant, low-maintenance option.

To ensure your glass sliding shower screens stay in top condition, follow these tips from Adelaide Shower Screens.

Contact the glass sliding shower screen professionals in Adelaide

If you need any further advice on your glass sliding shower screens, need repairs carried out, or want a quote on new screens, remember who to call. Adelaide Shower Screens can supply and install a wide range of quality shower screens, finishes and hardware at competitive prices.

Phone us a call on 08 7111 0000 or ‘slide’ into our showroom in the Adelaide suburb of Wingfield.

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