Cleaning: Use baking soda to get your shower glass door or screen squeaky clean

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Glass doors and screens are becoming more and more popular as people opt for shower cubicles rather than a shower in their bath. With the latter, a curtain is usually used to stop water from splashing on the floor. Curtains only need a few minutes in the washing machine, but shower glass and plastic screens can be a little trickier to clean.

Shower glass doors and screens can become dirty due to water and soap residue splashing onto them and not being immediately wiped off.

If left alone for a while, doors and screens can become dirty and streaky, with stains becoming more difficult to wash off as time goes by.

Therefore, it is worth cleaning your shower doors regularly.

Luckily, bathroom experts at have shared a few tips on how to clean your shower glass doors or screens with household products, including baking soda.

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Experts at Drench warned that bathrooms tend to encounter and keep the most moisture of all the rooms in the home, and so to prevent any issues that can occur because of this, it is worth investing in an extractor fan or keeping your windows open for most of the day.

Excess moisture can lead to issues with bacteria, mould, and mildew on and around your shower glass, which can result in various lung diseases if not removed.

But not to worry, as Drench explained that cleaning your shower doors can be done effectively using multiple household products.

The only items you need to get your door or screen looking as good as new are white vinegar, hot water, a squeegee, a kitchen sponge, an empty spray bottle, toothpaste, and baking soda.

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White vinegar is an effective cleaning solution that can be used to clean multiple areas of your home.

To clean your shower door with it, it is important to mix it with hot water before spraying it onto the glass or plastic.

If the solution has not shifted the marks and stains on the first application, you can increase the amount of vinegar you put in with the hot water.

If it doesn’t work, baking soda is another fantastic product to use as it is abrasive enough to lift the stains but won’t scratch the glass.

Add three tablespoons of baking soda to a touch of water and mix the solution to end up with a white paste.

Then, apply the paste to the glass door with a kitchen sponge, making circular motions.

Next, use a squeegee to clean any excess solution and rinse the shower door’s surface.

Another product that can be used to clean glass or plastic instead of vinegar or baking soda is toothpaste.

Toothpaste can give a fresh appearance to your shower glass and make it look as good as new.

A non-gel toothpaste removes stains well, and to do so, apply it to the glass with a damp sponge.

For best results, leave the toothpaste on the shower glass for several minutes before cleaning away the residue.

If the stains remain after trying out any of the methods listed above, Drench recommended repeating the actions, and making sure to use a squeegee to complete the task and get rid of any residue.

A squeegee is a handy tool to have around the house and can be bought cheaply online or in DIY stores.

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