How to keep new shower doors looking great

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Glass shower doors are a beautiful and functional addition to your new bathroom. When you have new shower doors installed in your home, routine maintenance will help keep your glass in beautiful condition. Let’s look at some steps you can take to keep new shower doors looking great.

Protect the glass

Water spots can ruin the look of your custom shower doors, and may be difficult to remove from unprotected glass. As the limescale from hard water etches the surface of the glass and high levels of humidity accelerate the corrosion process, the build-up of these contaminants increases the growth of bacteria. Clearshield™ Clean Glass Technology keeps glass looking new by reducing water spots associated with limescale and mineral deposits. This protectant, which is molecularly bonded to the glass, helps the glass stay clean longer while significantly reducing the growth of bacteria.

Squeegee glass after every shower

To keep your glass doors in great shape, it is important to squeegee the surface of your glass after you shower. By using a squeegee after you shower, you will keep your glass doors clean and dry, and will help to prevent water spots. To make it easy to squeegee after every shower, you may consider keeping a squeegee in a convenient location near your glass doors. Never use a squeegee that has metal components, which can cause scratches on glass surfaces, from shower doors to windows.

Use proper glass cleaner and equipment

When you clean your glass shower doors, you should always use the proper cleaning tools and equipment. By cleaning your glass with an approved cleaning solution, you will help to prevent streaks and buildup on the surface of the glass. Water and white vinegar can be combined to create an eco-friendly glass cleaning solution. Never use abrasive powders, abrasive pads, steel wool, or any cleaner containing bleach or ammonia. These strong chemicals will not only harm the glass, but will also corrode your door hardware as well as compromise the silicone and seals, which can create leaks.

Creative Mirror & Shower has been designated a Marquis Dealer for Clearshield™ Clean Glass Technology, meaning you will be consulting the experts when choosing a protectant for your shower doors. Tap into their 40 years of glass and shower expertise in the Chicago area by calling 1-800-SHOWERS for a free in-home estimate. Creative Mirror & Shower’s award winning showrooms are open convenient hours both at their 20,000 S.F. superstore in Addison or at their Chicago Design Center downtown. Visit them online at www.CreativeMirror.com to see spectacular photo galleries, find showroom hours and locations, or view special promotions.

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