The Ultimate Shower Door Cleaning Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you feel like you are fighting a never-ending war over cleaning your shower door, try some simple remedies. Learn what common household products may be used to remove soap scum, mildew and hard water stains from your shower door.

What household product may solve your shower door's soap scum problem?

Vinegar may cut though the soap scum.

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If the shower door's soap scum is particularly unyielding, what may you do with the vinegar?

Apply boiling vinegar, with caution, to unyielding soap scum.

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If you shower stall smells like a salad dressing factory, what should you do?

After a couple of showers, the vinegar odor will disappear.

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To prevent soap scum, what type of bathing soap should you use?

For the prevention of soap scum, liquid soap is better than bar soap.

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What type of growth is mildew?

Mildew is a fungus and may be harmful to your health. Mildew occurs when mold growth builds up.

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What are molds?

Molds are fungi.

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What household solution will kill mold?

Use chlorine or hydrogen peroxide solution to kill mold.

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How can you get rid of mildew behind the caulk?

If this happens, you may need to replace the caulk.

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How can you prevent the growth of mildew?

After every shower, you can use an anti-mildew spray on the shower door.

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How will air-circulation prevent mildew growth?

Mildew likes a moist environment. Leave the shower door open to decrease the moisture level.

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What causes hard water stains?

Hard water stains result from minerals in the water.

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To remove hard water stains, what vinegar solution is needed?

To remove hard water stains, use a mixture of half vinegar and half water.

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How can you remove hard water stains from metal?

For metal, use a citrus oil.

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Why should you wax your shower door?

Car wax on clean glass may seal the surface and help prevent hard water stains.

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What may wiping the shower door with a towel after showering help to prevent?

It may prevent mildew, soap scum and hard water stains.

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What kind of citrus oil is easily found in your grocery store?

Orange and lemon oil are widely available.

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To remove hard water stains, how long should you leave the vinegar solution on the shower door?

After three minutes, rinse with water.

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To remove soap scum, how long should you leave the full-strength vinegar on the shower door?

Cover the shower door with full-strength for at least five minutes.

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What kind of vinegar is recommended for cleaning shower doors?

Use white vinegar to clean shower doors.

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What does bar soap have that liquid soap does not?

Bar soap has talc that combines with body oils to make soap scum.

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