Tips for Removing Limescale Buildup from Your Shower Screens

Tips for Removing Limescale Buildup from Your Shower Screens

30 January 2020
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Most homeowners install shower screens is the fact that they are easy to maintain. But if you don't clean the glass regularly, limescale can build up easily and prevent you from enjoying the benefits of your frameless glass shower screen. Limescale is the hard and crusty deposit that is common in homes that use hard water. Whenever the mineral-rich water is released from the showerhead, it clings to the glass shower screen and leaves behind mineral deposits once the water evaporates.

So how can you get rid of limescale?

The key to removing limescale from your glass shower screens is to get the contact time right. The solution you use to clean the screens must be allowed to react with the calcium to break it down. This is the reason you can't just use a cotton cloth to wipe the limescale off—a blunder most homeowners make. Also, you should not spray the solution and wipe it off right away; give it time so it can get absorbed in the limescale. The longer the time, the better the results you'll get. However, it would be best if you used the right cleaner to protect the glass while cleaning it.

Follow these steps the next time you need to remove limescale from your shower screens:

1. Get all the items you require to clean the limescale: a sponge, micro-fibre cloth, glass cleaner, limescale remover, and glass cloth. You will also need to wear rubber gloves to protect your hands.

2. Now that you have everything you require, you can start sprinkling the shower screen with the limescale remover. Then use the coarse part of the sponge to massage in the remover into the shower screen then allow to remover to sit for some minutes—the duration will be indicated on the product. However, if you are using vinegar as a remover, you'll need to wait for about an hour.

3. Don't use water to rinse the limescale remover once the waiting period lapses since you will get poor results. Instead, dilute your glass cleaner (baking soda) and apply it on a damp cloth or sponge then use it to wipe the glass. This will lift off the limescale but do not rub the glass vigorously.

4. Then, buff the glass with a window cloth, and the shower screen will get its original look. Repeat this process weekly or sooner to keep the glass limescale-free.

For more information on maintaining a clean bathroom, contact shower screen services. 

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