So here’s a question for you. What is the best way/best products you suggest for cleaning a glass shower door? They always get all foggy. Is there anyway to reverse that?
I’m really frustrated as I answer this question because I hate to lose, especially to scum–soap scum that is! A good friend of mine emailed me this question so I made it my mission to get her shower doors clean. In her question she talks about the doors being “foggy” but let me tell you that her’s weren’t foggy, they were caked with years of soap scum from previous owners of their home!
So I showed up at her house with my bag of tools:
*My favorite sponge
and then a few things I borrowed from her:
Before I tell you what I did let me tell you that nothing worked! I tried everything (that I could think of)!
Step 1: Spray the shower doors down with white vinegar and then let the shower steam for 5 minutes.
Step 2: Scrub shower doors with a paste of baking soda and vinegar. This helped work some of the grime off but there was still a good coating of it on there.
Step 3: Add detergent to the white vinegar, spray on the doors and scrub. This didn’t seem to make any difference. I thought the detergent would help cut the soap scum but it didn’t.
Step 4: Go back to using the baking soda paste but scrub with an SOS pad instead of a sponge. This made the biggest difference but there was still some soap scum residue.
So after spending an hour scrubbing the shower doors I resigned to being defeated by the scum.
I’d love to hear if any of you have tricks to getting off soap scum. Like I said I made it my mission to clean those dang doors so I am open for suggestions! Have you ever had to battle years of soap scum build up? What did you do? And the biggest question: did it work?
UPDATE: After reading all of your fabulous responses I have put together a list of 8 ways to remove soap scum. To view the post click HERE.