Shower Maintenance

Shower Glass Maintenance

No matter how hard you try, it's difficult to keep a glass shower spotless and clean. Even if your shower enclosure or shower doors have frosted glass, it should never look as if it's permanently fogged over; you should be able to see partially through it! Foggy and hazy shower glass is usually caused by soap scum buildup, lime scale, calcium deposits, or a combination. So how do you keep the shower doors clean? Well, one great way to help prevent buildup is by using Diamon-Fusion, a protective coating that can be applied to the glass in new and existing showers. Read on for some helpful tips you can do at home to help keep the glass in your shower looking great.

Shower Door Soap Scum

Soap scum makes up the majority of the grime that causes shower glass and shower doors to become hazy and foggy. Soap scum is actually pretty easily removed if you clean the glass regularly, but if it's given time to build up, removing it becomes much more difficult. One great way to help keep the glass nice and clear is to use a squeegee after each shower. The squeegee is non-abrasive and will remove all the condensation and water that, if left on the glass, will leave soap scum and can even encourage mold growth.

When selecting a product to clean your shower glass, make sure to use a non-abrasive cleaner. Abrasive cleaners can damage the surface of the glass and make it easier for soap scum, mold, and mineral deposits to form which means your glass shower will look dirty sooner than if the surface was smooth.

As we stated before, one of the best ways to keep your shower doors looking great is to prevent the buildup in the first place. Protective coatings are being used in showers a lot more these days, and it's easy to add these films to both new and existing showers. At Century, we provide a patented system called Diamon-Fusion that helps keep our clients' glass cleaner longer and protects the longevity of the glass.

Feel free to contact us by giving us a call, emailing us, or by stopping by one of our showrooms in Columbia or Charleston for more tips and insight on how to keep your shower glass looking great.

Shower Door Buyer's Guide

Shower Door Buyer's Guide

Additional Shower Information

If you're looking for more detailed information about showers and our shower services we're happy to help. Click on the links below to find additional information about our services, or click here to send us an email.

Shower Doors

Our shower doors come with a wide variety of styling options that are sure to be a great fit for your bathroom.

Learn More

Frameless Showers

Frameless showers are the most beautiful showers available; add style and elegance with a new frameless shower.

Learn More

Semi-Frameless

Semi-frameless showers are a combination of glass and aluminum hardware and can provide styling options including finish and color.

Learn More

ADA Handicap Showers

We can design shower enclosure spaces that follow all ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards.

Learn More

Shower Gallery

Want to see some of the showers we can install for you? If you can't stop by one of our locations in Columbia or Charleston, visit our online shower gallery. Here you'll find a number of examples of frameless, semi-frameless and framed shower doors.

Learn More

Shower Care

We've got all sorts of tips and "tricks of the trade" you can follow to help your glass shower stay clean and looking great. Visit our Shower Maintenance page for helpful cleaning tips and information about protective coatings.

Learn More