Tips on how to care for your shower enclosure

“What products for the shower cubicle should be bought so that it looks presentable even after a long period of time?” – is a question that is relevant for all owners of the hydrobox. Hard water and frequent use of the cabin negatively affect its appearance and it happens that after a year of using the equipment cabin looks just terrible, it appears lime scale and so on. The fault is improper care. However, aesthetics, or rather its absence is not the biggest problem. Improper maintenance can cause failure of the whirlpool, breakage of the faucet, etc.   

Daily care

Unfortunately, people who are looking for information on how to care for a shower enclosure are faced with many disappointing moments (difficulty in maintenance, the need to use special products, etc.). One of the most important is the fact that it is necessary to take time every day to care for the cabin. True, there are some cleaning tricks – if you use special means, you will be able to delay cleaning a little.

Care of the shower enclosure walls and doors

In order to determine how to clean the doors of the shower cabin, you need to know what material they are made of. After all, what may be suitable for the care of plastic is not suitable for cleaning glass and vice versa. Let’s consider the most popular materials and peculiarities of their cleaning:

  • Tempered glass

It is a material that causes almost no problems and is easy to maintain. It is presented on the market in several variations, so tempered glass can be tinted, frosted or transparent. Due to its high performance characteristics, or rather its strength, the glass does not crack, does not scratch and is able to last for 10 years without losing its appearance. To make it look beautiful you should regularly wipe the walls and doors of the shower cabin dry and treat them with a glass cleaner. The latter is designed to protect the wall surface from dust settling. This, in turn, minimizes the risk of white deposits and streaks on the surface of the shower cubicle, which are difficult to avoid under other conditions, because they are the natural result of the impact of water on the surface of the cubicle. For a good result, the glass cleaner should be used every time after using the cabin, which is of course inconvenient. For this reason, many people are concerned with the question of how to treat the shower cabin, so as not to spend so much time to care for it. In fact, there is a way out – it is necessary to use an anti-plastic coating. It not only prevents dust from settling on the surface, but also repels water from the walls. 

  • Plastic (polystyrene)

If the walls and doors of the shower cubicle in your bathroom are made of polystyrene, then you will have to work harder (and a simple detergent for the shower cubicle will not work – you need to buy special products). This is due to the fact that on the plastic from dried water droplets a white deposit is formed, which gives the shower cabin an untidy look. But here just a remedy from the plaque in the shower cabin will not solve all the problems, as there are often cases when the surface of the cabin begins to yellow for no reason. Only special substances that should be sprayed on the surface after each use of the cabin will help. 

Prevention of mold and mildew

Lack of air circulation in the room, leaky faucets, poor quality sealant can provoke the appearance of mold in the bathroom. Ways to fight mold depend on the localization and type of mold in the shower cabin. The most vulnerable place is the sealant, they treat the joints and seams between the tray and the facing finish. To get rid of mold must first remove the mold from the surface, therefore disinfect it (for this you can use various means, including chlorine, special anti-mold for the cabin, etc.). 

However, only specialists can guarantee to remove mold on the silicone in the shower cabin. After all, only they will be able to assess the degree of surface damage, find the cause of the fungus and select the most suitable antifungal means for the shower cabin.

Cleaning of fittings and drain holes

Thinking about how to clean the glass in the shower enclosure, you should not forget that not only it and the tray are important. In no case should you forget about the fittings. The composition of the means should be chosen based on the characteristics of the material from which the fittings are made. There are matte options, glossy, etc. 

Pallet care 

The most popular material that is used in the production of shower cabins is acrylic, in this regard, people often think about what to clean acrylic shower cabin. The most important thing to remember is that when cleaning it is forbidden to use means that contain abrasive particles (often manufacturers of cabins indicate in the instructions what means are allowed to use to clean acrylic) and hard brushes (you can only use a soft sponge – this rule should not be forgotten). In general, however, washing does not require special efforts – you just need to apply detergent to the surface and wipe it with a soft sponge. 

If you are interested in how to remove limescale in the shower cabin, then everything is simple – you can use vinegar or lemon juice. Any of the compositions should be applied to a soft cloth and gently rub the stain. This is a great way to quickly clean the tray. 

However, determining what to wash the glass in the shower cabin and what to clean the shower tray is only half the battle. In fact, it requires a lot of time. To avoid wasting it, it is better to contact the experts of our cleaning company.

March 18 2024