Glass bathroom shower doors are cleaned by using a simple glass cleaner, letting it soak for a minute and wiping away with paper towels. Glass shower doors should be the easiest part of a bathroom to clean with tips from a professional house cleaner and organizer in this free video on housekeeping.
Expert: Ann Myrick
Bio: Since 1997, Ann Myrick has been a professional decorator, house cleaner, home organizer and planner.
Filmmaker: Tim Brown
If you already have a build up of scum and deposits on your glass shower door, you will need to use a bathroom shower door cleaner to remove it. One of the best products for cleaning glass shower doors is Comet Bathroom Cleaner. This is a soft, non-abrasive cleaner that is suitable for metal, vinyl, and glass. You can use this without fear of scratching the glass or removing the finish from the metal. Comet Bathroom Cleaner comes in a spray that you apply to the entire door. The key for it working is to leave it on the glass for fifteen to thirty minutes. This will give it plenty of time to really work its magic. After the product has had time to set in then scrub the glass door with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge. It should be mentioned that soap scum comes from the talc in bar soap. If you switch to a liquid soap, then you can minimize the amount of scum build up.
There are some other types of bathroom shower door cleaners you can use but all of them work to some degree or another. Like Comet, you have to let them set on the glass for several minutes to give them enough time to clean. If your door has mold and mildew or lime deposits you will have to get separate cleaners for that. Be careful of lime cleaners because some of them are more abrasive than others and can take off the finish from the metal on the door. Check out the labels and see which ones are suitable for metal.