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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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Tips to Make Your Shower Screen Sparkle

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Glass shower screens are a great choice for any bathroom. The main function of a shower screen is to protect your bathroom floor from becoming wet by creating a barrier between your shower and the floor. It also far easier to clean a shower screen than a shower curtain because the hard and flat surface of a shower screen enables you to apply pressure to the surface, which makes removing dirt ales taxing job.

If you forgot to buy cleaning supplies on your latest trip to the supermarket but your frameless shower screen is in dire need of a scrub, consider these household products instead. You can use the following ingredients to give your shower screen some extra shine.

Vinegar. You might think of vinegar as something to put in a salad dressing, but this store cupboard essential has long been credited as a miracle cleaner. In short, vinegar kills bacteria, mould, and germs, and so it works as a versatile cleaner for many jobs around the house.

Just pour some white vinegar into a spray bottle and spray it directly on to the screen. Wipe off with a soft cloth dipped in some warm water and murky stains will miraculously vanish. Plus, vinegar has the additional quality of being deodorising.

Baking soda. Baking soda is also a product that everybody has somewhere in their kitchen cupboard that can be used as a cleaning aid. To clean your screen,  you will need to get your shower screen a little wet, and then rub a cloth applied with baking soda all over the screen. A paste will form, but once you rinse this paste off, all the dirt will have disappeared.

If you are hesitant to use chemical products bought from the supermarket and you are looking for an alternative, baking soda is the ideal solution because it is completely non-toxic and safe to use around the house.

Fabric softener. Soap scum is one of the hardest kinds of bathroom dirt to get rid of, but with a little fabric softener, the job is easy. Mix 250 millilitres of fabric softener with one litre of warm water and use this solution to wipe the affected areas of your shower screen with a non-abrasive cloth or pad.

You don't need to buy any specialist products to have a gleaming shower screen—just follow these simple tips. You can also talk to companies like Westate Showerscreens & Robes for more maintenance suggestions.