Shower door tracks are one of those things you don’t remember to clean until they get noticeably dirty or when you struggle to slide the door open. Of course, rinsing them won’t do much to remove the built-up dirt. So, what can you use, then?
If it’s time to clean the shower door tracks, try the following methods using things you have at home!
Before you clean: Make this task easier with the right tools!
The main issue with cleaning shower door tracks is that you can’t reach them with a regular cloth or sponge. Therefore, it’s best if you prepare with the right tools.
Before you clean these crevices, your best choices are smaller tools like a toothbrush, a tiny brush, or a cloth attached to a small plastic knife or spatula—anything that fits. Whichever you choose, you can use them with any of the following cleaning solutions.
How to clean shower door tracks
As mentioned above, simply throwing water on the door tracks won’t do much, so here are five ways to dissolve all the dirt. Grab your cleaning tools and get to work!
Option #1. Vinegar solution
Vinegar is an acidic product that removes hard water stains and mold, which are likely to form on your shower tracks.
First, fill a spray bottle with half water and half white vinegar. Spray the tracks, and after waiting ten to thirty minutes, scrub the tracks with a small brush or toothbrush.
Lastly, rinse them by wiping away the solution with a damp microfiber cloth attached to a small kitchen knife or another tool that fits.
Option #2. Baking soda paste
Baking soda is an excellent deodorizer and grime remover, so it’ll do wonders on the door tracks.
Mix baking soda and water until you form a paste. Spread the mixture with the help of a small plastic knife or spatula on the tracks and wait for half an hour.
Then remove the paste with a microfiber cloth and scrub the tracks with a small brush. Finally, rinse with a damp cloth—you can use a small plastic knife to help you reach all the crevices.
Option #3. Lemon wedges with salt
Lemon isn’t only for seasoning your meals! You can also use it as a natural cleaner for mold and mildew. Adding salt will make it more abrasive, so the residue dissolves easier.
Using it is very simple: cut one wedge, dip it in salt, and rub it along the shower door tracks. Leave the salty lemon juice to sit for at least half an hour so it can loosen the grime. Then, grab a damp microfiber cloth and wipe away any salt or juice residue.
Option #4. Hydrogen peroxide cleaner
When mixed with dish soap, this first aid essential can disinfect and loosen the stains on your shower tracks!
To use this mix, start by pouring one cup of hydrogen peroxide (make sure it’s 3% for better results) and a few splashes of dish soap into a spray bottle and shake it so everything mixes well. Then, spray the tracks and wait for five to ten minutes.
After the time has passed, scrub the mixture in the tracks with a small brush or toothbrush. Then, rinse with the help of a wet microfiber cloth attached to a small tool for better reach.
Option #5. Hot water and salt
Hot water and salt are a great cleaning duo! While the water will loosen up grime, salt breaks down other difficult residues!
For this method, you need to mix one spoonful of salt with each cup of water and pour it over the tracks—just be careful to avoid getting splashed with hot water!
Then, scrub the tracks with a toothbrush or small brush. Once the water is cold, use a damp cloth to remove the salt residue.
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