We all agree that there is nothing more elegant and refined in a bathroom than a transparent crystal clean shower cabin. But, as often happens, the beautiful things turn out to be very demanding, especially if the cabin we have chosen does not have anti-limescale treatment and the water is particularly hard.
For this reason, many customers prefer a satin or a “feathered” shower glass which tends to better hide the unsightly whitish halos caused by the droplets of water that settle.
Anyone who does not want to give up aesthetics can first of all prevent the problem by airing the environment well (which, among other things, prevents the formation of mold and fungus) and drying the shower’s glass immediately with a cloth. If you want to make the operation even faster, equip yourself with a magnetic sponge and pass it from top to bottom as if it were an aquarium. You will clean both sides in one movement! Even a simple window cleaner (similar to those used for car windows) can be of great help.
If despite our precautions the shower glass has been stained, has streaks or stains due to the accumulation of soap, you can certainly use specific chemicals for cleaning the glass, but you must be careful because if they are very aggressive they could ruin the aluminum frame or the taps. If the glass has an anti-limestone treatment, it is better to check that the detergent is compatible with it, because otherwise you risk destroying it.
There are natural, non-toxic and not too aggressive remedies that can come to our rescue, such as vinegar, sodium bicarbonate or citric acid .
Bring a sponge, soak it in vinegar, rub for a long time and then rinse, perhaps even after using the baking soda.
Citric acid combined with salt can give more or less the same result.
If, on the other hand, you have to eliminate mold or fungus, there is nothing better than bleach. Use it especially along the perimeter of the glass, where the doors fit into the frame, leave it to act for five to six minutes and then rinse thoroughly. A tip: dilute the bleach with water but do not mix it with other detergents, it could give rise to unwanted reactions.