Make It Easier to Care for Glass Shower Doors in Your Dale City Residence

    (Provided by ABC Glass & Mirror, Inc. - Thursday, July 18, 2013)

If you’re preparing to have new glass shower doors installed in your house in Dale City, VA, you’ve probably given some thought to glass care. There are steps that you, the homeowner, can take to make shower door maintenance and cleaning less involved and less time-consuming. If you have questions about these tips or anything else regarding shower doors, give ABC Glass and Mirror, Inc. a call at (703)257-7150, Monday through Friday. We’re here to supply you with the shower doors your home needs!

Choose the right glass for the doors. Today’s Dale City homeowner upgrade to glass that is resistant to the accumulation of mineral deposits and soap residue. Ion-beam technology allows for the manufacturing of glass with sealed pores; pores being the tiny indentations in glass where soap scum and minerals from tap water readily buildup. Alternatively, the modern shower door customer can purchase a protective sealant that is sprayed on the glass periodically. Smart choices like these reduce the need for heavy cleaning.

Keep care in mind when deciding on the amount of framing to be used on your glass doors.
Dale City residents might not realize that shower door maintenance is impacted by the choice of either frameless, semi-frameless, or framed doors. Typically, frameless doors are easier to maintain and clean. This is because the absence of metal tracks and strips of aluminum equals fewer nooks and crannies for you to clean out. If the structure or style of your shower area precludes completely unframed doors, ask about semi-frameless units where minimal amounts of metal are included. Make it easy to stick to a daily care routine. Keeping the glass doors dry is the most important thing a Dale City homeowner can do to preserve the visual appeal of glass shower doors. After every shower, the unit – both glass and metal pieces – should be dried. Facilitate this removal of water droplets by keeping a squeegee in or near the stall. This allows the user of the shower to quickly and conveniently remove the water from the glass panels. For the hardware, try having a stack of soft, absorbent hand towels near the unit. Both household members and guests will more readily carry out this daily care routine if the items needed are on hand and easily accessible. Don’t forget the glass shower doors when doing your weekly bathroom cleaning. As you clean your Dale City home, be sure to include the shower doors. Without a doubt, some water droplets will have been missed, someone will have forgotten to dry the glass, or some shampoo will have dripped onto the door. Stay on top of these things by cleaning the glass and metal each week with a gentle, approved cleaning and a non-abrasive sponge or rag. If applicable, remember to clean and dry the nooks and crannies to prevent the flourishing of mildew or mold.  


Contact ABC Glass and Mirror Today!



Full Service Glass Company - Get Your FREE Estimate

Call - (703) 257-7150
Email -

8395 Euclid Avenue, Suite B
Manassas Park, VA 20111-5215
Telephone: (703) 257-7150
Fax: (703) 257-7131

Copyright © 2016 ABC Glass & Mirror.


Digital Design & Marketing by Kreative Webworks.