Unless you have one of these brown or green frosted glass shower screens in your Adelaide bathroom, and let’s face it they went out of fashion a long time ago, you’ll want your glass to be sparkling clear and clean. However over time, shower screens can become dull and murky with the build-up of soap scum, water marks and other materials.

Before you go out and purchase the harshest chemical cleaner you can find, and don a full hazmat clothing kit to apply it, remember there may be a better way to get your shower screens clean. Here are some tips from Adelaide Shower Screens that don’t require much expense or elbow grease.

Tips to clean your shower screens without harsh chemicals

Many of the best ways to clean your shower screens can quite possibly be found in your kitchen pantry or other areas of your home. That’s right, some of the products you can use on your shower screens you actually eat! 

The beauty of these products is that they’re not only cheap, they’re easy to use, kind to the environment and won’t cause you any harm. 

  • If dishwashing detergent can get baked-on debris off your casserole dish, it’s not surprising it can also clean your shower screen glass. Put a small amount of dishwashing detergent in a bucket and fill with water. Then, use a coarse cloth to wash the glass. If the build-up is tough to remove, dab some detergent directly on the cloth or a soft-bristled brush and scrub on the wet glass. 
  • Lemon juice can also help you clean your glass. Simply pour undiluted lemon juice (fresh or bottled is fine) onto a damp sponge and apply. Leave for five minutes and then rinse.
  • Vinegar isn’t just the base of a good salad dressing, it’s a great cleaning product. Pour white vinegar into a spray bottle and top up with water. A 50/50 mix is about right. It’s also a good idea to add a squeeze of lemon or a few drops of essential oil to improve the scent. Apply liberally to your shower screen and leave for five minutes. Then clean with a coarse cloth, sponge or brush.
  • If grime and other residue is really stuck on, you may want to try this vinegar solution. Soak paper towels in vinegar and place the sheets on dry glass. Leave for an hour or even longer and then remove the paper towel sheets and rinse.
  • Baking soda can help make your cakes rise, but did you know that it’s a great cleaning product? Make a thick paste using baking soda and a little water and apply the paste to your shower screens. Leave for a few minutes and then spray with vinegar, either 100% or a 50/50 water blend. Finally, rinse with warm water. 
  • For all of the above solutions, always rinse afterwards with cold water and, for best results, dry with paper towel or absorbent cloth.

It would be remiss of us to not point out that there are a variety of commercial products available to clean your shower screens, which can be purchased from your supermarket or hardware store.

If you do go down this path, we’d recommend choosing one that isn’t too harsh on the environment or you. A good idea is to look at the cautions on the back of the product.

Another important point to make is that if you clean the shower screens in your Adelaide home regularly, the job will be much easier. Once soap, watermarks and other deposits have built up on your glass, it’s much more difficult to remove. Wiping down the glass at the end of each shower with a squeegee or an absorbent cloth is also a great idea.

Time for a new shower screen

If your shower screen is well past its best and can’t be cleaned properly – or you still have brown or green frosted glass – it’s time to get the screen replaced. It’s time to contact the experts, Adelaide Shower Screens.

We supply and install all types of shower screens, including framed, semi-frameless and frameless. We also repair broken shower screens and panels. 
Contact Adelaide Shower Screens by phoning 1300 260 026.

You can also submit a quote form on our website and we’ll organise a time to visit your home to conduct a free measure and quote.