How To Clean A Shower Screen?

How to clean a shower screen? With really powerful modern showers, a shower curtain will not keep the water in. You need an integral screen fixed on the side of the bath, or a separate cubicle. If you have the space, opt for the latter. The best shower enclosures are made using 8 mm glass. Choose one with drip strips that channel water back into the tray, so it does not drip on the floor when the door is opened, and seal that can withstand the force of water generated by a power shower.

Shower screens can be difficult to keep clean. Often, their construction – especially if there is a sliding door – means there are parts that can never be cleaned.

And in hard-water areas, limescale can be a problem. Water droplets evaporate on the screen, leaving behind a characteristic dappling of limescale spots. The good news is that many modern shower screens and enclosures are now treated to make them less prone to limescale.


How to clean a shower screen? There are several ways of dealing with limescale. The green solution is a rubber squeegee, of the type that window cleaners use. The idea is to give the screen a quick once-over after a shower. It is a good habit to get into.

The speedy solution is to use one of the special shower spray. You spray them on to a wet shower screen, and leave them. They are designed to be used after every shower and are extremely effective, but are pointless unless they are used every time and unless the screen is clean in the first place.


How to clean a really filthy shower screen? First deal with any limescale. Although vinegar mixed with water is the best and cheapest way to remove limescale, it will run down vertical surfaces. On this occasion, use a proprietary gel cleaner, which will cling to the screen. Follow instructions and rinse well.

To clean, swab the entire screen with neat all-purpose cleaner and leave overnight. The next day, wash off using a cream cleaner (you need an abrasive, but it must be a gentle one, in case of scratching). Rinse well with plain water and – important – dry with soft cloth. Now, if you like, apply a shower spray (some people report that shower sprays encourage mould. This seems to be a problem in damp bathrooms and shower rooms. If mould develops, stop using them, tackle the mould and use a squeegee).


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