Many homeowners just plain forget to clean their shower door tracks, so don’t feel bad if you do the same. However, it’s bad news once mold appears and your shower doors start to get stuck. So, if the time to clean your shower door tracks is due, here we show you how to do it!
Before you start: pick the right tools for the job!
The thing with cleaning shower door tracks is that regular tools, like a sponge or a cloth, can’t fit that well in those tight spaces. That means you need to get the right tools first!
However, you won’t need to spend a pretty penny on specialized tools; you can use items you already have in your home. For example, a toothbrush, a tiny brush, or something DIY like a piece of cloth wrapped around a plastic knife or spatula—anything that fits will do!
How to leave shower door tracks grime-free
Although having the right tool is crucial to do the job well, it still won’t get you far if you don’t also use a proper cleaning solution. So, here you have four excellent ways to dissolve the grime:
Option #1. Use a vinegar solution
Due to humidity levels and water constantly getting in, door tracks are the perfect place for mold to grow and mineral buildup to accumulate. As both can make your doors stuck, it is crucial that you dissolve that pesky mold and minerals with the acidic power of vinegar.
First, mix equal parts of warm water and white vinegar in a spray bottle. Then, spray the track generously and wait for ten to thirty minutes, depending on how grimy the tracks are.
Once time’s up, scrub the grime (using a brush that can reach every possible tiny space) and rinse with clean water. Finally, wipe away any residue you notice by sticking a cloth wrapped around a plastic knife or similar.
Option #2. Make a baking soda paste
Baking soda is an excellent abrasive cleaner with amazing moisture-absorbing properties—it even combats mold! So, it works perfectly to clean your shower door tracks.
Mix baking soda and water into a thick paste, and spread it with a spatula along the door tracks. Then, leave it there for at least thirty minutes.
After the wait, wipe away the paste and scrub the remaining dirt thoroughly with a small brush. Lastly, wrap a clean damp cloth around your plastic knife or spatula to rinse the shower door tracks.
Option #3. Harness the power of hydrogen peroxide
Besides helping you remove mold and hard water deposits, hydrogen peroxide works as an effective disinfectant!
Using this amazing cleaner is pretty easy! Just pour hydrogen peroxide (3% works best) into a spray bottle, cover the shower door tracks with it, and wait ten to thirty minutes if there’s too much grime.
When the time’s up, use a small brush to firmly scrub the now-loosened grime until it’s completely gone, and then rinse the tracks with a damp cloth wrapped around a knife or spatula.
Option #4. Hot water and salt combo
This mixture is a simple but effective cleaning solution. The hot water loosens and dissolves the grime, while salt helps to wear down tough dirt!
If you want to try this combo, add two tablespoons of salt to each cup of water you heat. Then, stir the mix until the salt dissolves, and carefully pour the solution on the shower door tracks to avoid burning yourself.
Next, scrub the tracks with a small brush looking to reach every nook and cranny. Last but not least, once the water cools down, use a damp cloth around a knife or spatula to rinse everything away.
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