Got Spots?

Feb 8th, 2010 | By | Category: Tips & Tricks & Handy Advice

The Sahuarita Connection - Got Spots?Hard water spots on a shower door can be tough to remove and can build up over time, causing your shower door to look grimy and dirty even after it’s been scrubbed. The best solution is to prevent the spots in the first place by using a squeegee or towel to remove water from the door after each shower. If you have spots, try these tips local homeowners have tested over the years:

1. Try a mixture of half white vinegar and half warm water. Mix it up in a water bottle and spray it directly on the shower door. Leave it on the door for 15 minutes before wiping it off with a damp sponge. You may have to repeat the process a few times. If that doesn’t work…
2. Try a heavier duty cleaner like Lime Away, CLR or KABOOM. These cleansers are toxic, so open any windows in the area and wear gloves. Spray on shower door making sure not to get any on the metal rims. Rinse or wipe it off after 15 minutes. If you still have spots…
3. Remove your shower door for deeper cleaning. You can lay it flat and pour the cleansers listed above directly on the door and allow it to set for a longer period of time. You can also put the door outside for better ventilation, allowing you to apply even more cleanser without breathing in toxic fumes. This should help to dissolve the hard water deposits. If you still have spots…
4. Throw the old door away! Buy a new shower door and begin all over again by using a squeegee or towel to simply remove water from the door after each shower. After going through all the steps, you will be motivated to keep those spots from ever settling in again!

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