When I noticed a few chips in the windows of my home, I didn't worry too much about how it would affect anything. Instead, I mainly focused on how it made my home look, and I secretly cursed the unsightly damage. However, those small chips began to grow until there were large cracks. After having that experience, I decided to dedicate myself to spreading the word about the problems associated damaged glass. Read this blog to find out how damaged glass could affect you and your family members.
Shower doors are a central part of the aesthetic of your bathroom. However, they can be easily disfigured by hard water, which can leave large discolored stains and blotches on the glass. Thankfully, there are a number of different methods that you can try to remove hard water stains from shower doors and restore the clean appearance of your bathroom.
The acidic nature of lemon juice can cut through hard water stains and leave the glass of your shower doors looking as good as new. Simply cut lemons in half and rub the lemon thoroughly on the hard water stains. Allow the juice to sit on the stains for a few minutes before rinsing it off and scrubbing lightly using a brush. Repeat as needed until the stain fades.
Rubbing alcohol is a good alternative to lemon juice for hard water stains that are more set into the glass and don't seem to be fading. Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto a damp rag and scrub at the hard water stains on your shower door. If this fails to reduce the amount of staining in any noticeable manner, you can try spraying rubbing alcohol onto the hard water stains and let it sit for several minutes before rubbing it down with a cloth.
The above two methods are the most cost effective methods of removing hard water stains from your shower door, as most people will have lemons or rubbing alcohol in your home. However, for stains that simply won't be removed using those home remedies, you should consider purchasing a professional grade chemical cleaner. There are several different brands available at most hardware stores which are designed to remove hard water stains. Consult the label to determine how to apply these cleaners – but as a general rule of thumb simply spraying them onto your shower doors and wiping them away with a damp rag (sometimes with a slight amount of scrubbing) is more than enough to remove any hard water stains from your shower door.
In order to prevent hard water from staining your shower doors, you can do two main things. The first would be to consistently clean off your shower door after taking a shower to remove water from the glass before it has the chance to stain the glass. The second would be to have a water softener installed within your plumbing system, which will reduce the amount of minerals (which make your water hard) within your water supply, making hard water stains much less likely.
To learn more, contact a company like First Class Glass.