What is the cause of water spots on glass?
A number of things can cause water spots: soap scum combined with hard water, whose magnesium and calcium mineral contents are higher than those of other water. Over time, minerals build up on surfaces like commercial glass Chicago business owners love, especially those that constantly have hard water contact. If hard water has higher mineral content, it will leave spots referred to as limescale. When this is combined with fatty acids soap contains, it can leave a dry, crusty film on your glass doors and glass walls.
If Commercial Windows & Glass Company has installed gorgeous frameless shower doors in your bathroom, you may be trying to figure out how to properly clean them. Think about it, once making that investment, you don’t want ugly spots messing it up. You only need some minor maintenance to keep your commercial glass in Chicago looking squeaky clean. Below are several manners in which hard water stains on shower doors can be prevented.
1. Wipe the glass after each shower
In terms of cleaning commercial glass doors in Chicago, a minimal effort can make a major difference. Immediately following each use, just take a moment to wipe your shower, preventing any water from drying on the surface of the glass, leaving built-up scum.
Using a squeegee after each shower is a simple manner in which to achieve this. Purchase a squeegee and keep it right in the shower for easy access. Once you have taken a shower, use the squeegee from the top corner, using some light pressure, then drag the blade down. As you pull, the water will run down. Keep repeating this process for all of your shower glass until there are no water droplets left. Microfiber towels are a great option as well. If you turn this into part of your routine, maintaining your shower becomes simpler.
2. Use a few simple cleaning solutions
Using a few simple cleaners for routine cleaning of glass shower enclosures will assist in hard water stain prevention. Maintain that brand new look for your shower while avoiding the expenses that accompany major repairs through the removal of small water spots right at they are beginning to form. While cleaning the glass, do not use any harsh chemicals as they may damage your hardware and even you with their toxic fumes. Check out these cleaners that are simple to DIY:
- White vinegar and baking soda
White vinegar and baking soda quickly combine to create an efficient, effective cleaning agent. The use of this mixture can assist in the removal of hard water stains although there is a certain amount of scrubbing involved. For this method, combine a small amount of vinegar and a bit of baking soda, making a paste. Simply spread the paste on top of hard water stains and allow it to remain for approximately 15 minutes. Next, rinse the water thoroughly and wipe it dry.
- Lemon juice
Are there any extra lemons sitting in your kitchen? Make the most of them by applying lemon juice to your shower’s commercial glass Chicago residents love. The lemon’s acid creates an ideal cleaner that assists in the removal of hard water spots. The only thing you need to do is simply apply lemon juice to the hard water spots, allowing it to sit for approximately 10 minutes, then use a microfiber towel to wipe it clean.
- Water and vinegar
Likely the simplest hard water spot removal solution, just mix equal parts of vinegar and water. Doing so in a spray bottle may be helpful. Spray this mixture on to hard water stains and allow it to sit for several minutes. Once a few minutes have passed, simply wipe the glass clean, eliminating the hard water stains as well as the need for commercial window replacement Chicago residents dread.
- Alcohol, water, and tea tree oil
To prepare this particular cleaning solution, mix ⅔ cup of rubbing alcohol with two cups of water, then add 15-20 drops of tea tree oil to the mix. The solution can be poured into a spray bottle, then shake it before you spray it on to the glass after every shower. A Tea Tree Oil solution can help to avoid buildup on your shower door, and as a bonus it leaves a fresh smell throughout your bathroom.
3. Ensure air circulation
The implementation of a few simple habits can make a major impact as far as ensuring hard water stains do not adhere to your custom shower doors in any way. Contributing to the quick evaporation of water in your shower can assist in the prevention of the formation of hard water spots. You must ensure constant air circulation inside your bathroom to achieve this. Before you shower, turn the vent fan on, then leave it on once you are finished showering in order to clear out all of the air. Another way to allow water to evaporate is by leaving the bathroom door open.
4. Reach out to a commercial glass company Chicago trusts
Once you have attempted to attempt prevention of any hard water spots on glass shower enclosures, but you have them anyway, it might be a good idea to contact a professional cleaning company to eliminate any stains.
Maybe your current shower doors have been there for years and you are ready for a change. Our shower door experts at Commercial Windows & Glass Company will gladly handle any glass installation or replacement and even commercial glass repair in Chicago. We will take measurements then install custom glass shower doors that brighten your space.
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Commercial Windows & Glass Company in Chicago is a leader among local commercial and residential and glass providers. No matter if you are replacing old shower doors or installing new ones, our custom shower door professionals will go over your options and provide you with an estimate. Reach out to us now!