You can’t stand soap scum on glass shower doors, can you? Regardless of how clean your shower is, it still looks disgusting. What is the best way to keep your glass shower doors shining without showing signs of hard water damage? The question has been on my mind for several weeks until I discovered the perfect way to remove soap scum and hard water deposits from glass shower doors.
Some will say that you can easily remove soap scum from your shower doors with an all-purpose bathroom cleaner and some elbow grease. Or you can use vinegar to cut through that film. Whenever I am performing household chores, I often choose green cleaning because it is cheaper and its results are sometimes more impressive than chemical products.
🟡 Removing hard water stains and soap scum from glass shower doors with Vinegar and Baking Soda
The answer is yes! The combination of baking soda and vinegar forms carbonic acid, which helps remove grease and grime.
🧽 Step-by-step soap scum cleaning process:
◾ Put about 1/2 cup of baking soda in a plastic container and add enough white vinegar to make a paste.
◾ Stir the baking soda and vinegar together with a spoon.
◾ Fizzing will immediately occur, but this is just CO2.
◾ Once the fizzing stops take the Scotch Brite sponge and scoop up some of the paste.
◾ Apply the paste to the shower door.
◾ It’s true that the paste will get all over the shower floor, but it’s not that difficult to clean up.
◾ It is just a matter of scooping it into the plastic container with a spoon.
◾ After applying the paste to the shower doors, let it sit for 10-15 minutes.
◾ Using a window scrubber and water, thoroughly clean off the paste mixture.
◾ Next, use a paper towel and a window squeegee to dry the shower doors.
◾ Make sure all soap scum is removed.
When I checked my shower doors, I didn’t find any hard water stains or soap scum. I felt like I had discovered penicillin.
However, this is not all! In order to prevent soap scum from coming back, I used the best green-clean solution. For a few more days at least!
As you can see, cleaning soap scum off your shower doors isn’t that hard, but who wants to do this all the time? Playing with my nephews would be more fun for me! 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. Once it dries, it will prevent soap scum and hard water deposits for more than two weeks.