1. Cleaning your shower door glass
-Squeegee you clean glass dry after showering. It takes less than a minute, and goes a long way in preventing buildup of soap and mineral deposits that can create water spots on the glass. This is the best preventative tool against water spots.
-Clean your glass periodically with proper cleaning solutions that will not harm glass.
Westport Glass recommends Sprayway Glass Cleaner as a great cleaning solution for glass, mirror, and metal.
-Purchase Diamond Fusion Protective Coating with your shower. It will be easier to clean and will be resistant to staining. The most important benefit is that, if mineral buildup accumulates on glass, it will come off, rather than cause permanent damage as is the case with standard glass. If you maintain and clean Diamond Fusion protective glass regularly as outlined above, your shower door will maintain its luster and beauty for years to come.
-NEVER use abrasive powders, abrasive pads, steel wool or any cleaner containing bleach or Ammonia.
These strong chemicals will not only harm the glass, but they also will corrode your door hardware as well as compromise the silicone and seals which will create leaks. All glass is porous, protect your glass!
2. Cleaning your shower door hardware
Cleaning shower door hardware is easy. A few drops of a mild soap such as dishwashing liquid and warm water and wipe with a soft micro fiber or terrycloth towel and rinse well. Remember that the handles, towel bars, and hinges are not designed to support your weight, that’s what grab bars are for.
3. Maintaining your shower door seals
Maintaining the seals IS IMPORTANT as they help contain water.
Because seals are subject to friction wear (like windshield wipers), they are designed to be replaceable and not a warranted item. To extend their life, simply clean them as you would your shower door hardware using mild soap and warm water. Do not use bleach, ammonia, or any strong chemical, which will make the seals brittle and discolored. The bottom sweep under the door takes the brunt of the friction wear. Try to keep the bottom sweep as clean as possible and consider applying a thin coat of petroleum jelly to keep it soft to extend its life. In climates with significant seasonal weather changes, your shower door opening can expand and contract slightly, causing a perfectly installed seal to be less effective over time. The good news is that seals are easily replaced, relatively inexpensive, and available at Westport Glass.