How to Clean Glass Shower Doors with Hard Water Stains

Not every major water supply has “hard water” but for those that do, hard water stains are a common issue. Luckily even if you live in an area with “hard water” the staining as a result are easily preventable! It is important however to treat these stains quickly as they can also damage the look of your glass shower door if not treated correctly. With that said, there are a variety of things you can do in order to prevent these stains from ever appearing on your glass shower doors. Here are a few tips to prevent hard water stains.


A great and easy way to prevent hard water stains on your glass shower door is by wiping the shower door with a squeegee after every shower. This prevents any mineral deposits that may be left when the water evaporates on the glass. Another easy way to clean your shower door is by wiping the door with a dry towel after every shower. The goal is to have the least amount of water on the door after showering.

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If your shower already has a white film left by hard water stains, then it is important to use the right products to remove it. Calcium control products are meant to remove most hard water residue and will eliminate most water stains that don’t come out with regular preventative techniques. It is very important to not get any of these strong chemicals on the stone or grout around the shower however because it will likely damage it.


Another way to clean your glass shower doors is through a variety of homemade techniques. These homemade remedies don’t involve harsh chemicals and provide a more natural way to clean. Lemons work great and loosen up any hard water spots that may appear on your glass shower door. Simply cut open a lemon and rub the stained areas with one half. Another useful technique is using laundry dryer sheets. There are special chemicals in the dryer sheets that can lift water spots without damaging the glass. Simply use the dryer sheet as a cleaning cloth and scrub out the spots on the glass door.


Remember, the best way to prevent hard water stains on your glass shower door is through proper glass maintenance. Take a minute or two and squeegee your glass shower door and it will save you a lot of time and energy in the future.