written by American HouseCleaning

If you have glass shower doors, it is ideal to keep them free of water spots to prevent permanent marks on the glass.  The best way to prevent water spots from forming is to squeegee after every shower.  Still, even after a squeegee, water spots can still form.  If you have water spots, AmericanHouseCleaning.com, a house cleaning service in Redwood City CA, suggests that you try one of these solutions. 

Spot-X hard water spot remover. This is a powder detergent formulated to remove a wide range of hard water stains.  Apply some remover to a wet non-scratch sponge.  Then scrub your shower door.  Rinse thoroughly and polish.

Fabric Softener Sheet. Pour water on a fabric softener sheet and use the sheet for cleaning the shower doors. This usually works because the softener ingredients disintegrate the water spots.

Vinegar. Soak a paper towel in vinegar. Place the paper towel over the water spots on the shower door let it sit for about 30 minutes.  Apply more vinegar if needed.  Then, remove the paper towel, rinse the shower door with water and wipe thoroughly. 

Baby, Orange or Lemon Oil. This technique will not only remove water spots and etching marks, but will enhance the appearance of your shower doors as well.   These materials leave a film over the affected area so you don’t see the spots very much.

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser with Soap. Moisten your magic clean eraser and apply 1 to 2 drops of dish soap.  Then, scrub thoroughly, rinse and dry. 

Bar Keeper's Friend.  Moisten the soft side of a sponge, scatter some Bar Keeper's Friend on the sponge and then scrub using an “O” pattern of motion. Then, rinse well and clean again using a glass cleaner.

Lime-Away or CLR.  Sprinkle some Lime-away and let dry for half an hour.  Wear gloves and a face mask to protect yourself from the strong fumes.  Also, be sure not to let any substance drip down to the aluminum portion of your shower door.  (WARNING:  Lime-Away and CLR are strong chemicals. So spot test these first in a small area of your shower door. If the spot test works, then proceed with this solution.)

Glass or Ceramic Stove Top Cleaner. Use Weiman’s Glass Cooktop cleaner or Cerambryte. Rub it on the glass shower doors.  Allow it to dry. Then, use a microfiber cloth to buffthe shower door.  This is very effective although it uses more elbow grease than Bar Keeper’s Friend to put the sheen back on your shower door. 

This house cleaning service from Redwood City, CA, suggests that it may take you some trial and error before getting your shower doors free of water spots.  But once you find the solution that works for you, you can stick with it and say “good-bye!” to water spots forever.


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