Don’t sleep on those shower door tracks during your weekly cleaning routine! Ignoring them can lead to a serious buildup of gunk and a not-so-pleasant sight in your shower—even mold can appear!
Whether you want to give a little maintenance to your shower door tracks or they’re already full of grime, we’ve got you covered with four DIY methods! You’ll have your shower door tracks looking brand-spanking-new without breaking a sweat.
Before you dive into the cleaning, gear up!
Regular cleaning tools won’t cut it here, so you’ll need a little less conventional ones. So, grab a toothbrush or a small brush for heavy lifting, and for wiping and drying purposes, attach a cloth to a little plastic knife or spatula.
Now, let’s talk grime removal strategies for those narrow tracks of yours.
Method #1. White vinegar mix
Is limescale causing chaos in your door tracks? White vinegar is your superhero! Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
Spray the acidic solution onto the tracks and let it rest for at least ten minutes. Once time’s up, grab your trusty small brush or toothbrush, scrub away, and wipe down the tracks with a damp microfiber cloth attached to a small kitchen knife or another handy tool.
Method #2. Baking soda paste
When tough grime takes over your shower tracks, bring in the baking soda cavalry! If there’s a musty odor hanging around, baking soda will also kick it to the curb!
Create a paste with four parts baking soda and one part water. Spread it over the tracks using a small plastic knife or spatula. Let it take effect for about 15 minutes, then scrub the zone with your small brush and eliminate remnants with a microfiber cloth.
Finish the job by wiping away the residue with a damp cloth. Check for any sneaky grime leftovers and repeat the process if necessary.
Method #3. Lemon and salt combo
Lemon and salt—an effective duo against mold and mildew! Grab a big lemon wedge, dip it in salt, and scrub away at those shower door tracks.
The salt’s roughness will act on the spot as you drag the lemon through the tracks, but you’ll need to let the acid work for at least 30 minutes. After waiting, grab a damp microfiber cloth and wipe away any remaining salt or juice.
Method #4. Hydrogen peroxide solution
Hydrogen peroxide is not as tough on grime as the previous methods, but it’s still effective when there’s not much gunk on your tracks. However, hydrogen peroxide has an advantage: it can free your tracks from bacteria as it works as a disinfectant!
In a spray bottle, mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with a few squirts of dish soap. Shake it up, spritz it onto the tracks, and let it sit for a minimum of five minutes. Scrub with your small brush or toothbrush, and rinse away the remnants using a damp microfiber cloth.
Pro-tip: Stick to 3% hydrogen peroxide for the best results.
More professional cleaning advice awaits you!
And there you have it—four killer methods to bring your shower door tracks back to life! But that’s not all. If you want to know more tips to keep your bathroom and the rest of your house in top condition, dive into the CleanArte Maid Services blog. Check it out now!