Soap scum on glass shower doors is real nuisance, don’t you think? It makes your shower look disgusting, even if you clean it. But how can you keep your glass shower doors look shiny without any sign of hard water on them? Well, it’s a question that I’ve been asking myself for several weeks until I found the perfect way in removing soap scum and hard water deposits from glass shower doors and keep their glow longer.

Some will say that with an all-purpose bathroom cleaner and some elbow grease you will easily rid your shower doors of soap scum. Or you can easily use vinegar because it cuts through that film like a knife. I often choose green cleaning when it comes to household chores because it way cheaper and the effects are sometimes more spectacular than many chemical products.

Removing hard water stains and soap scum from glass shower doors with Vinegar and Baking Soda

Yes, it is possible! Baking soda combined with vinegar form carbonic acid which will help cut through grease and grime.

Step-by-step soap scum cleaning process:

  • Place about 1/2 cup of baking soda in a plastic container and pour enough white vinegar on it to form a paste.
  • Use a spoon to mix the baking soda and vinegar.
  • You’ll immediately see fizzing, but again, this is just the CO2.
  • Once the fizzing stops take the Scotch Brite sponge and scoop up some of the paste.
  • Wipe the paste on the shower door glass.
  • Yes, the paste will get all over the shower floor but it’s not that bad to clean up.
  • I just scooped it into the plastic container with the spoon.
  • You can let the paste sit on the shower doors for 10-15 minutes.
  • Use a window scrubber and water to thoroughly clean off the paste mixture.
  • Then dry the shower doors with the window squeegee and a paper towel.
  • Check to make sure the soap scum is completely gone.
  • I was super excited when I didn’t see any hard water stains or soap scum left on my shower doors. It was like I discovered penicillin.

But this is not all! After using the best green-clean solution to remove soap scum, I wanted to prevent soap scum from coming back. At least for a few more days!

As you can see cleaning soap scum off your shower doors isn’t that bad but who wants to do this all the time. I’d rather be playing with my nephews! So, in order to prevent soap scum from coming back, apply a generous layer of shaving foam over the entire glass surface of your shower doors. Let it dry and it will keep soap scum and hard water deposits away for more than two weeks.

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