Tips on Keeping Shower Cabins Spotless and Always on Display

Tips on Keeping Shower Cabins Spotless and Always on Display

A new shower cabin is an investment to be proud of. However, keeping the like-new appearance can turn into a real chore without a proper maintenance schedule. Here are some tips on keeping that'shower cabin as beautiful as the day it was purchased.

Prepping the Surface

You would not dream of washing your vehicle without applying a coat of wax, but many homeowners never weigh the similarities of a vehicle and a shower cabin. Both are exposed to water, both are large investments, and both can become unsightly without a certain amount of care. Metal, plastic and glass are known for collecting chemicals from water and without coating with a durable sealant, the corrosion found in water can dry and embed into the surface.

As soon as your new shower cabin is installed, wipe down the interior and exterior surface with a lint-free towel. There are several types of waxes that can protect the surface of your shower and glass from damaging lime deposits and soap scum. These include synthetic wax, such as silicone dioxide, animal wax, also known as bees wax, or plant-derived species, like Carnauba wax. If you are using a wax that has not been recommended by the manufacturer, always test a leftover piece to view.

Maintaining your Shower Cabin

Although a coat of wax can keep a shower cabin looking new, regular maintenance is still required to fight the ultimate film that will begin to emerge. Keep a bottle of water and vinegar under your bathroom sink for easy cleaning. A mixture of 3 parts water and 1 part white vinegar will not only keep a nice shine on porcelain, plastic and glass, but also acts as a disinfectant for reducing the possibility of mold and mildew. If you are afraid that the smell of vinegar will linger, rest assured that as soon as it has dried, the odor will be gone.

It is never a good idea to use harsh abrasives on your shower cabin. These products can penetrate the wax coating and leave tiny scratches on the surface. If you find a stain or rust spot from a dripping faucet, first repair the leak. Next, purchase food-grade phosphoric acid that comes in gel form. The gel can be mixed with water so the diluted paste will be safe for handling. Dab a little of the formula on the affected area and let it'set for 5 to 10 minutes. The chemicals will do all the work and you will be able to wipe the area clean.

Using these maintenance tips can keep your new shower cabin looking spotless and always on display for many years to come. What better way to enjoy your investment than by never worrying about scrubbing?