Your shower is often a sanctuary, cutting you off from the outside world. It is a place where you wash the stresses of a long day or prepare yourself for the day ahead. It is important to keep this area clean, allowing you to relax and feel refreshed – could you do this in a mildew covered shower enclosure!? Maintaining a dazzling space could also add thousands to the value of your home. We, at Shower Enclosures Direct, are here to help, we have complied a list of our top tips to ensure that your shower enclosure stands the test of time.

Easy Clean Treatment

We recommend that you invest in a shower enclosure that has easy clean glass. Untreated glass has an uneven surface, which algae and dirt clings to. Easy Clean Glass is a treatment of film sprayed over the glass surface. Don’t worry if you don’t have an enclosure which benefits from an easy clean treatment; there are products on the market designed to help and you can apply them yourself.

Warm Soapy Water

We do not recommend using harsh or abrasive products on your enclosure, in fact, we recommend that you wash down your glass with warm soapy water and a bit of elbow grease once a week! After every shower, use a squeegee to remove water from the surface of your glass, this will eliminate build up, thus, removing the root causes of mildew and mould, removing the problem before it becomes one. Carry out a thorough clean of your shower doors once every 6 months. Chemical cleaning can actually damage your enclosure by corroding the rollers, seals and chrome plating.

Lubricate Your Rollers

After a thorough clean, lubricate your track and rollers to ensures that the rollers can glide ease. This is a quick and easy way to ensure that your rollers and indeed your shower enclosure stands the test of time.

Chrome Plating

To clean the frame and handles of your shower enclosure use warm water and vinegar. Do not use any abrasive products such as metal cleaner as this will corrode the chrome plating. Invest in a good brand of shower door, such as the AquaSpa range to ensure maximum longevity for years to come!!