Shower door tracks are one of the most overlooked areas when it comes to cleaning, but neglecting them for too much can have nasty consequences. Besides your shower doors getting stuck, grime and mold can appear after some time.
So, if you’re looking to prevent the grime with a quick cleaning or want to deal with the grime, this blog is for you! Find here some practical methods to make your shower door tracks shine!
Before you roll up your sleeves, get prepared!
Your usual cleaning gear won’t do the trick, so let’s try something a little less traditional. Grab a toothbrush or a small brush for the scrubbing and scrapping, and for the wiping and drying part, attach a cloth to a dinner knife or a small plastic spatula.
Now, let’s delve into the methods to banish that grime from those tight spots.
Method #1. White vinegar mix
Is limescale causing a ruckus in your tracks? White vinegar is the way to go! Its acidity quickly dissolves any trace of those white, clumped minerals—AKA limescale.
First, mix water and white vinegar in equal parts within a spray bottle. Then, spritz this solution onto the tracks, letting it sit for a solid ten minutes.
After the wait, take your trusty small brush or toothbrush to scrub, then wipe down using a damp cloth attached to a mini kitchen tool or another handy item.
Method #2. Baking soda paste
When facing stubborn grime, baking soda can give you the cleaning power that you need. Plus, it will get rid of any foul smells the gunk could be causing!
Whip up a paste with four parts baking soda to one part water—mix it well until getting a toothpaste-like consistency. Once ready, apply it to the tracks using a small plastic spatula. Give it about 15 minutes, then scrub it with your handy brush and wipe it off with a microfiber cloth.
Wrap up by cleaning off any leftover residue with a damp cloth. If some grime lingers, go ahead and repeat.
Method #3. Lemon-salt duo
Lemon’s acidity and salt’s roughness make a formidable team against mold and mildew! Just take a hefty lemon wedge, dip it in salt, and start scrubbing those tracks. After some use, the salt will dissolve and wear off the lemon, so keep covering the wedge as needed.
Let the lemony mix sit and work its magic for around 30 minutes. After that, pour some warm water to rinse and use your knife and microfiber cloth combo to wipe away the grimy mix.
Method #4. Hydrogen peroxide
While hydrogen peroxide might not be as aggressive as the previous options, it holds up well against mild dirt. However, its real strength resides in its disinfecting properties!
In a spray bottle, combine one cup of hydrogen peroxide with a squirt or two of dish soap. Give it a good shake, spritz it on the tracks, and let it chill for at least five minutes. Then, scrub away with your trusty brush and rinse off using a damp cloth.
Pro-tip: Go for the 3% hydrogen peroxide for optimal results.
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