If you think about it, cleaning shower door tracks isn’t really that hard. However, constantly skipping their maintenance contributes to mold, limescale, and other types of dirt building up there—getting tougher to remove.
Whether you want to give your shower door tracks a quick wipe or remove stubborn grime, here are four practical ways to do it!
Before you clean, keep these items near!
If you want your shower door tracks to look completely clean, you’ll need a tool that can sneak into those tight spots. So, before you dive in, grab a toothbrush or a small brush. Also, attach a cloth to a small plastic knife or spatula for rinsing and drying.
How to clean shower door tracks
Depending on how dirty and what type of grime is in your door tracks, you may try one or more of these methods to leave your shower door track sparkling clean. So, get your cleaning gear ready and get to work!
Method #1. Use white vinegar
Thanks to vinegar’s acidity, removing limescale blocking your tracks will be like going through butter with a hot knife.
Mix half water and half white vinegar in a spray bottle. Give those tracks a spritz and let the mix sit for about ten to thirty minutes. Then, use your small brush or toothbrush to scrub away the grime.
Wrap things up by wiping down the tracks using your damp microfiber cloth attached to that trusty plastic knife (or another nifty tool).
Method #2. Apply a baking soda paste
Beyond helping you prepare delicious treats, baking soda is known for its cleaning power with abrasive properties—plus, it’s a great deodorizer for those tiny, potentially stinky spaces!
Make a paste by blending one cup of baking soda and two tablespoons of water. Spread this paste onto the tracks using your small plastic knife, and give it a good thirty-minute break. After that, wipe away the paste with a microfiber cloth and use your small brush to scrub those tracks.
Finish by giving everything a nice rinse with a damp cloth, and if there are any tight spots, your small plastic knife can come to the rescue.
Method #3. Rub lemon zest with a twist of salt
When you don’t squeeze them for lemonade, lemons are natural mold and mildew fighters. And when you team them up with a pinch of salt, they’re a grime-fighting powerhouse. So, dip a lemon wedge in salt and rub it all along those tracks, making it drip its juice.
Let the lemony goodness work its magic for at least ten minutes, softening the grime. Then, wipe away any leftover salt or juice with a damp microfiber cloth.
Method #4: Clean the tracks with hydrogen peroxide
You may have seen what peroxide can do, but guess what? Hydrogen peroxide mixed with dish soap is a double whammy that’ll loosen up stains in your tracks, disinfecting the area in the process!
Grab a spray bottle and mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with a few splashes of dish soap. Give it a good shake, spray your tracks, and wait at least ten minutes.
Grab your small brush or toothbrush to give those tracks a good scrub. Finish by wiping everything down with a damp microfiber cloth. Use your homemade slit cleaner for the nooks and crannies.
Pro-tip: Stick to 3% hydrogen peroxide for the best results!
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