Month: August 2017

Homeowner Hacks: How to Clean Your Shower Door Tracks

dirty door tracksDirty door tracks. They’re gross, unappealing, and plain annoying to clean. They’re easily neglected and forgotten. But the longer you put off cleaning them, the more disgusting the job gets. That’s why we’ve devised a super easy way to clean shower door tracks with household items that are already probably in your possession! Best of all, this cleaning trick is all natural and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals that will come in contact with your skin.

The Recipe for Homemade Shower Door Track Cleaner:

  • Vinegar
  • Paper Towels
  • Old Toothbrush for Scrubbing
  • Q-Tips for Tight Spots
  • Spray Bottle with Water (for rinsing)

How to Squeaky Clean the Shower Tracks Away

clean shower doorStart by pouring a little vinegar onto a paper towel so that it’s soaked. Then lay this onto the tracks, and let them sit for 30 minutes. Soak and lay enough paper towels to cover the length of your shower tracks. Turn on your exhaust fan during this process because the smell of vinegar can be strong.


After 30 minutes, remove the paper towels, and take your old toothbrush and run it across the tracks. With little effort, all the gunk should brush right off. Use the Q-tips to clean tight spots like corners and around screws. When you’re done scrubbing, take the spray bottle and rinse all the vinegar off the tracks. Once you’re done it should look as good as new!

Related Read: 7 Shower Door Cleaning Tips From the Pros

Sick of dirty showers? Get a heavy glass door!

If you’re sick and tired of cleaning shower door tracks, you should consider installing a shower with heavy glass doors. These types of shower doors typically swing open, and don’t normally require as much hardware such as tracks. Check out our gallery of heavy glass shower doors to see the difference.

Dirty shower door tracks, no more! Contact Janssen Glass & Door today for tips on how best to care for your glass shower doors, or to install new heavy glass shower doors.