A few months ago, I realized that I really needed to update our windows and a few other glass fixtures around the house. I started searching for a great glass shop in the area, and I was able to find a place that I felt really good about. I worked with them to replace our mirrors, our glass shower enclosures, and our windows. When we were finished, our house looked and felt brand new on the inside and the outside. I was really impressed with how much of a difference those changes made. This blog is all about installing better glass in your home.
Glass shower enclosures are both functional and elegant. Unfortunately, in some homes glass shower enclosures can also get foggy and stained. Knowing what causes this to happen and what you can do to solve the problem can help you maintain your glass shower enclosure and keep your bathroom looking elegant. If this is a problem you experience in your own home, this FAQ can help.
What causes your glass shower enclosure to get foggy?
One of the most common reasons that a glass shower enclosure might turn cloudy is because of hard water. Hard water is water that contains dissolved minerals. When hard water comes into contact with surfaces like glass, minerals from the water can stick to the glass and leave behind a cloudy white film. Over time, this cloudy white film can become more and more solid until the glass is no longer transparent. If left on the glass for too long, these mineral deposits can etch the glass and the stains can become permanent.
Is there anything you can do to remove the stains from the glass?
Yes, you can remove the stains from the glass. To do this, start by wiping down the glass with a rag or sponge that is damp with lemon juice. Allow the lemon juice to sit on the glass for several minutes, then wipe off the glass with a damp microfiber cloth. This should remove much of the stains. If some stains still remain, spray the glass with vinegar and allow the vinegar to sit on the glass.
Once the vinegar has been sitting on the glass for several minutes, wipe off the vinegar. Finally, if the glass still has stains, cut open a lemon and dip the cut end of the lemon into a dish of baking soda. Next, smear the end of the lemon on the glass and scrub it with the baking soda and lemon. When you're finished, rinse the glass and wipe off the glass.
What can you do to prevent the stains from building up on your glass shower again in the future?
Preventing hard water stains from occurring again in the future is relatively easy. First, use a squeegee on the glass enclosure each time after you shower. It also helps to clean the glass on a regular basis with vinegar. Vinegar is slightly acidic, and will help wash the minerals off of the glass.
Doing this will help maintain your glass shower, like those from Aladdin's Glass & Screen Products Inc, and keep your bathroom looking its best for years to come.Share
1 July 2016