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Tips For Protecting Your Shower From Hard Water

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When you've got a custom shower door from a professional shower glass company like Shower Doors Of Dallas, you want to make sure it stays in the best shape possible. It likely took you quite a while to decide on which shower door would work best for you, and it's an investment that you want to protect. Unfortunately, there are a few things that can affect the beauty of your shower door after its installation, one of them being hard water stains. Hard water is full of extra minerals like calcium and magnesium, and when this kind of water dries on your frameless shower door, those minerals are left behind, creating an unpleasant, cloudy film on the glass. These stains can even become permanent if you don't take care of them the right way. Luckily, Shower Doors Of Dallas has provided this article on how to protect your shower glass from hard water. Keep reading to learn a few tips for protecting your shower door from hard water stains and mineral deposits.

Clean Your Shower Regularly

The easiest way to avoid hard water stains on your shower glass is to clean its doors and walls regularly. Daily cleaning would be best, but if you're an every-other-day showerer, give it a washing before or after you shower. You don't even have to use soap or cleaning solutions to clean your shower glass, although that works just as well. Sometimes, a cheap squeegee you can use to wipe the water off the glass to keep stains from forming is a useful and cheap investment. Routine cleaning with a squeegee, microfiber towel, or shower cleaner will ensure that your shower glass stays clean and clear.

Seal Your Shower Glass

A less frequent but just as effective way to protect your shower door from hard water stains is to seal the glass with a protectant. There are a variety of sealers you can buy at your local box store that seal the pores of your shower glass, preventing the formation of hard water stains and damage. Some of these protectants can last up to six months, meaning you won't have to worry about mineral buildup or stains for quite a while after application.

Home Remedies

Being proactive with cleaning and sealing is the best way to keep new hard water stains from forming on your shower glass. But if you're dealing with residue or stains that have already spent some time clinging to your shower door or walls, there are a few glass-friendly home remedies that won't damage the surface. A few of them include:

  • Water & vinegar: Half water and half white vinegar in a spray bottle is an easy solution to hard water stains. Just spray the glass, let it sit for a few minutes, and wipe it away, leaving a mineral-free shine.
  • Baking soda & vinegar: Mixing baking soda and white vinegar will create a paste that you can spread on the hard water stains. After 15 minutes, rinse with water and wipe dry.
  • Lemon juice: Lemon juice is a great natural cleaner that could be just sitting in your fridge! Spray it on hard water stains and wipe it clean after ten or so minutes.
  • Rubbing alcohol, tea tree oil, & water: This mixture is fragrant and natural, preventing buildup in the future as well as leaving your shower smelling clean.

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