Keep Your New Glass Shower Enclosure Beautiful in Your Manassas Home

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Wednesday, July 30, 2014)

Once you’ve decided to purchase a glass shower enclosure for your home in Northern, VA, it’s time to think about how you will preserve its beauty and cleanliness. Substances in tap water can not only leave residue on the glass, they can actually corrode it and create an environment that encourages bacteria growth. However, there are steps you can take before and after installation to minimize these issues.

For more information on the products and tips discussed here or to explore glass shower options, call ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. at (703)257-7150.

1. Order protected glass for the enclosure. This is one of the most effective ways for a Manassas, VA homeowner to minimize the effort needed to keep shower glass shiny and sanitary. It means a higher cost at the outset, but it can increase the longevity of the enclosure while eliminating the need for continuous re-application of spray-on coatings. The two protected glass options offered by ABC are –

  •    - ShowerGuard Glass – This shower glass is permanently protected by a coating that is formed during the making of the glass. Through the use of ion-beams, the pores on the surface of this glass are removed.

  •    - ClearShield coated glass – ClearShield, an environmentally friendly polymer resin, is brushed on the glass prior to installation. ClearShield bonds with the surface of the glass, yielding a long-lasting protective seal.

2. Follow proper maintenance procedures for your glass enclosure.
The quality of the tap water in your Manassas home and the kind of glass you order determine the appropriate maintenance practices for your glass shower. Your ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. glazier can provide you with information on properly caring for your specific unit. Preventative maintenance can include –

  •    - Drying the enclosure after each shower.

  •    - Regularly applying a glass protectant.

  •    - Consistently cleaning the unit at appropriate intervals.

Note that the use of ShowerGuard Glass or glass treated with ClearShield can reduce or even eliminate the need for some of these practices.

3. Only clean your glass enclosure with approved substances and materials.
Manassas homeowners can requests lists of approved cleaners for their particular shower glass. The general guideline to follow is, “Avoid harsh or abrasive cleaning agents, scrubbing pads, etc.” Use of harsh cleaning supplies can damage the surface of the glass, while use of suitable products allows you to clean the glass without scratching or scuffing it.

Give ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. a call today to learn more about shower glass care and our great options in professionally installed shower enclosure – (703)257-7150!


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