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11 Jun 2018

How Do I Clean My Glass?

We’re surrounded by glass. It’s present in many different aspects of our lives, from windows to showers, mirrors to deck railings, sunrooms to windshields. No doubt about it, glass is a big part of our spaces! The question, though, is how to keep it clean. With the wide variety of glass available, it’s no surprise that there are different ways to keep different glass types clean. Regular cleaning can prevent a host of difficult scrubbing, and what you’re using makes just as much of a difference as when you’re cleaning.

 

Shower Doors

How often do I clean glass shower doors? With how often showers get used, the easiest way to keep them clean is by cleaning them daily or weekly to prevent soap scum and water stains from building up.

What do I use? Using a squeegee on your glass every time you’re done showering is the most efficient and doesn’t require any additional cleaning products. If you do choose to use a product for daily or weekly maintenance, use a soft cloth that won’t scratch the glass while you’re cleaning. Some cleaners, whether commercial or homemade, can damage stone or tile surrounds, so make sure that the product you’re using is safe for your shower.

 

Mirrors

How often do I clean mirrors? Mirrors see a lot of daily use and they can get dirty quickly. Cleaning them daily or weekly will keep them sparkling and prevent any spots or splatters from building up.

What do I use? A diluted vinegar solution or glass cleaner along with a soft cloth will make the job easier. Pre-treating any large droplets or spots before you completely clean the surface will prevent them from adding streaks.

 

Exterior Glass

How often do I clean exterior glass? Exterior glass, like windows, patio doors, glass railings, and sunrooms, will have different cleaning requirements depending on where you live and what season it is. Homes in dry dusty areas will have different cleaning needs than homes near the sea, and a rainy fall season will have different cleaning needs than a sunny, pollen-filled spring. Generally, monthly cleaning can go a long way to reduce the amount of scrubbing required, but depending on your home, you may need to clean them more often or less frequently.

What do I use? For exterior glass surfaces, a squeegee and a bucket of warm water and soap will do the best job, though it may take a little bit of practice to be efficient at it. Protect windowsills with a towel and keep the bubbles to a minimum for best results. Protect door jambs and windowsills with a towel and save cleaning for when the glass isn’t hot. Hot glass will dry cleaning solution quickly, leaving you with streaks and a lot more work to do. If you decide to use a spray cleaner instead, make sure the one you choose is safe for nearby surfaces, and use a soft cloth or sponge that won’t scratch the glass. Paper products can leave lint and they often move dirt around rather than removing it, so use them sparingly.

 

With the right equipment and regular cleaning, you can keep the glass around your home sparkling clean for a long time to come! In addition to maintenance, some glass surfaces can also be installed with coatings that can increase the time between cleanings, such as Clearshield for shower doors, or CONSERVAGLASS SELECT™ for sunrooms. Happy scrubbing!

19 Nov 2017

Frameless Glass Shower Enclosures

Treat yourself to a new frameless glass shower this holiday season

If you already have your two front teeth, then perhaps all you want for Christmas is that dream bathroom you’ve been thinking about all year. This is a perfect time to treat yourself to a bathroom refresh and a frameless glass shower enclosure is a great place to start.

Frameless glass shower enclosures do wonders for bathroom design. They effectively open up any bathroom space (big or small) by making it look bigger, brighter and showcase beautiful tile work instead of hiding it.

Advantages of a Glass Shower Enclosure

  1. AestheticSleek and modern style
  2. TimelessA look that will age well with your home and decor
  3. Low-Maintenance: Easy to upkeep and maintain with regular glass cleaning
  4. Durable: Frameless glass shower enclosures have minimal parts and metal bracketing. Fewer parts mean less things to break
  5. Versatile: Can be designed to fit in any space and any bathroom layout

Kick it up a notch with ClearSheild

We are proud to also offer our frameless glass shower enclosures with the cutting edge ClearShield Eco-System. Shower glass treated with ClearShield ensures the shower or bath enclosure glass stays as clean and as shiny as it looked on installation day. The ClearShield Eco-System helps resist limescale and improves hygiene by fighting against mold and the growth of bacteria.

Clearshield Benefits: 

  • Keeps shower glass looking like new
  • Reduces water spots
  • Easier to clean
  • Stays cleaner for longer
  • Reduces bacteria growth

If a bathroom upgrade is on your holiday wishlist, you have come to the right place. Naughty or nice, we think everyone deserves their dream bathroom. We’ll help you get there with a beautiful new frameless glass shower enclosure.

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