Shower Door Care & Maintenance
Keeping your shower door looking new
and working properly, involves 3 simple steps.
1. Cleaning Your Shower Door Glass
DO Squeegee dry after showering
It takes less than a minute, and goes a long way in preventing buildup of soap and mineral deposits that can create water spots on the glass. Purchase an ergonomically friendly Cleret Squeegee at our showrooms, designed for shower door use. Avoid squeegees with any metal framing as it can damage glass!
DO Clean your glass periodically with proper cleaning solutions that will not harm glass.
Creative Mirror & Shower’s Perma Gleam Glass Cleaner is a great cleaning solution for glass, mirror, and metal. Creative Mirror’s Soft Waffle Weave Microfiber Towels are perfect for aggressively wiping off soap scum, lime scale, calcium, and other mineral deposits without damaging the glass.
DO purchase ClearShield Protected Glass
Your shower will be easier to clean and resistant to staining. If mineral buildup accumulates on the glass, it will come off, rather than cause permanent damage. If you maintain and clean your ClearShield Protected Glass, your shower door will maintain its luster and beauty for years to come.
NEVER use ANY cleaner containing bleach or ammonia
Stay away from abrasive powders, abrasive pads, and steel wool. These strong chemicals and abrasive cleaning agents will not only harm the glass, but they will damage your shower door hardware, and compromise the silicone and seals which will create leaks.
ALWAYS remember that glass is very porous and needs to be protected and cared for properly.
An eco friendly option to prevent or reduce mineral deposit buildup on the inside of shower glass, is to spray on a mixture of 1 part white vinegar to 4 parts water (add a touch of dawn dishwashing liquid) and let soak for a few minutes. Then, thoroughly wipe the glass clean with a soft microfiber cloth and glass cleaner.
2. Cleaning your shower door hardware
Cleaning shower door hardware is EASY!
Just use a few drops of mild soap such as dishwashing liquid and warm water and wipe with a soft microfiber towel and rinse well. Creative Mirror & Shower’s Perma Gleam Glass Cleaner is mild and can be used on your shower door hardware as well as your glass for a simple one step solution.
3. Maintaining your shower door seals
Maintaining the seals IS IMPORTANT as they help contain water.
The shower door seals are subject to friction wear (like windshield wipers), and are designed to be replaceable. To extend the seals life, simply clean as you would your shower door hardware using mild soap and warm water. Do not use bleach, ammonia, or any strong chemical, which will make the seals brittle and discolored. The bottom sweep under the door takes the brunt of the friction wear which increases wear and tear with flat molded bases and tile grouted thresholds as compared to a properly inward pitched slab threshold. Try to keep the bottom sweep as clean as possible, and consider applying a thin coat of petroleum jelly to keep it soft and extend its life. When closing a hinged shower door, please gently guide the door shut keeping your hand on the handle. Do not slam or let go of the handle as the vertical strike seal can become loose with impact. In areas with significant seasonal weather changes, your shower door opening can expand and contract slightly. This can cause a perfectly installed seal to become less effective or require minimal adjustment to dial back in. The GOOD news is that seals are easily replaceable and relatively inexpensive.