Shower door tracks are easy to overlook when doing your weekly cleaning duties. However, when they go uncleaned for too long, they can gather huge amounts of grime—even mold!
Cleaning all the gunk may seem disgusting and hard at first. The good news is that we’ve prepared four effective DIY methods to restore your shower door tracks to their former glory without a problem.
Before you start cleaning
As shower door tracks are narrow, you’re going to need to be prepared if you want to clean them effectively. Regular cleaning tools might not cut it. Instead, snag a toothbrush or a small brush. Also, attach a cloth to a small plastic knife or spatula for wiping and drying purposes.
How to remove grime from your shower door tracks
Shower door tracks can collect all kinds of dirt, which can get more and more stuck over time. So feel free to try as many of the following effective methods as you like to bring those tracks back to life.
Method #1. White vinegar mix
Is that persistent limescale causing trouble in your door tracks? White vinegar’s acidity is your secret weapon! Mix equal parts water and white vinegar in a spray bottle.
Spritz the solution onto the tracks and let it chill for at least ten minutes. Scrub away with a small brush or toothbrush, then wipe down the tracks using a damp microfiber cloth attached to a small kitchen knife or another handy tool.
Method #2. Baking soda paste
Baking soda comes to the rescue for tough grime in your shower tracks. Besides, if your shower tracks have developed a musty odor, baking soda will get rid of it!
Whip up a paste with four parts baking soda and one part water, then spread it over the tracks using a small plastic knife or spatula. Let it act for about 15 minutes, then scrub the area with your small brush and eliminate remnants with a microfiber cloth.
Finally, wash away the evidence with a damp cloth—double-check for lingering grime and repeat the steps if needed.
Method #3. Lemon and salt combo
Due to its high acidity, lemon is a natural enemy of mold and mildew. Add a sprinkle of salt, and you’ve got a dynamic duo for battling grime. To begin, take a big lemon wedge, dip it in salt, and scrub it along the shower door tracks.
Let the lemon juice work its magic for at least 30 minutes. Finally, grab a damp microfiber cloth and wipe away any remaining salt or juice.
Method #4. Hydrogen peroxide solution
Hydrogen peroxide might not be as effective to remove the grime as the previous methods—still an effective option. However, it has the bonus of not only breaking down stains but also disinfecting shower door tracks.
In a spray bottle, mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with a few squirts of dish soap. Shake it up, spritz it onto the tracks, and let it sit for a minimum of five minutes. Scrub with your small brush or toothbrush, and rinse away the remnants using a damp microfiber cloth.
Pro tip: Stick to 3% hydrogen peroxide for best results!
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