Jun 30, 2023

5 Professional Cleaning Tips to Prevent Hard Water Stains on Shower Glass

5 Professional Cleaning Tips to Prevent Hard Water Stains on Shower Glass

Shower glass is often an overlooked feature, but when taken care of properly, it can add an element of such elegance and style to any bathroom. Unfortunately, hard water stains can quickly diminish its shine. These stubborn stains are caused by mineral deposits that accumulate over time, leaving unsightly marks on the surface of the glass. If you're tired of dealing with hard water stains in your bathroom, here are 5 professional cleaning tips to help prevent them.

1. Carry out regular maintenance

By incorporating simple cleaning habits into your routine, you can keep your shower glass looking pristine and help reduce the risk of hard water stains appearing. The key is to give the shower glass a quick squeegee and wipe down with a soft, lint-free cloth each time you shower. This takes less than 30 seconds and will also extend the time between bigger cleans being needed.

2. Avoid home remedies

Many will say that home remedies like vinegar, lemon and baking soda solutions are the best cures for dirty glass. While they can sometimes have a positive cleaning effect, we always recommend using a cleaning solution that’s been specifically formulated for use on glass. Home remedies simply can’t provide the same results and won’t offer the lasting protection against hard water stains that a proper glass cleaner/protector will.

3. Consider a water softening system

These systems work to remove the minerals from the water that cause hard water stains, reducing the likelihood of stains forming on your shower glass. Be sure to consult a professional water softening system installer to determine the best system for your shower.

4. Apply silicone sealant

The edges and seams of shower glass are particularly vulnerable to hard water stains. Applying a thin layer of silicone sealant along these areas creates a waterproof barrier that prevents water from seeping in. It is important to ensure the manufacturer's instructions for application are followed if you plan on doing this yourself.

5. Apply a high-quality protective coating

Applying a protective coating to your shower glass creates a barrier that repels water and minimises the formation of hard water stains (and other damaging effects). We have just the thing if this sounds like something you’d like to try. Check out our Glass Nanocoat DIY Kit - it’s the perfect solution!

By implementing these professional cleaning tips, you can prevent hard water stains on your shower glass and enjoy a sparkling clean and beautiful bathroom for longer.