How to Clean Your Frameless Shower

If you have decided to install a frameless shower in your bathroom, you want to be sure to keep it clean to maintain the room’s beautiful appearance. Soap scum and mineral deposits can accumulate on glass, but fortunately, that is easy to avoid with a little routine maintenance and the right cleaning products.


Cleaning your shower with a squeegee after every use will help you avoid buildup of soap and mineral deposits that can cause water spots to form on the glass. Do not use a squeegee with metal framing or any metal contact point that could scratch your glass shower door.

You will also need to clean your glass from time to time to remove any soap scum and water deposits that may have accumulated. You can use one part white vinegar, four parts water, and a little bit of Dawn dishwashing liquid. Use a soft microfiber cloth to gently wipe the solution on the glass, then rinse and use a squeegee to dry the shower door. You can also use a commercial cleaner specially formulated to be used on shower doors.

Never use an abrasive powder, abrasive pad, steel wool, or any cleaner that contains bleach or ammonia. These products can scratch the glass, corrode the door’s hardware, and compromise the silicone and seals, which can cause your frameless shower to leak.

Cleaning your shower door’s hardware is simple. Mix a few drops of mild dishwashing liquid with warm water, wipe it on with a soft microfiber or terrycloth towel, and rinse well.

It is important to maintain your shower door seals to prevent leaks. Seals are susceptible to friction wear. Clean them with soap and warm water, just as you do with your shower door hardware. Do not use bleach, ammonia, or any other strong chemical. Keep the bottom sweep as clean as possible because that is the area most susceptible to friction wear. You can apply a thin coat of petroleum jelly to keep the area soft and extend its life.