How To Clean Your Shower Door Tracks With Pantry Items

Cleaning shower door tracks is not that difficult. The problem is we often forget about them until they get all grimy and tough to slide open—and at that point, just rinsing them won’t do the trick. However, don’t fret! We got some practical methods using stuff you probably have at home.

First, keep these tools handy!

A crucial part of cleaning your shower door tracks flawlessly is getting a tool that can fit in narrow slits. So, before you begin, grab a toothbrush or a small brush. Also, attach a cloth to a small plastic knife or spatula for rinsing and drying purposes.

How to clean shower door tracks

You can try one (or various) of these five effective ways to dissolve that dirt and get your shower door tracks gleaming again. Grab your cleaning tools, and let’s get to it!

Option #1. Vinegar solution

Vinegar’s acidic properties are the perfect way to dissolve the hardened limescale blocking your door tracks.

Mix half water and half white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spritz the tracks and let it sit for ten to thirty minutes. Then, scrub away the grime with your small brush or toothbrush.

Lastly, rinse off the tracks by wiping them with your DIY damp microfiber cloth attached to a small kitchen knife or another suitable tool.

Option #2. Baking soda paste

Baking soda is abrasive enough to clean the grime off your shower tracks; and is also a powerful deodorizer—perfect for those tiny spaces that could get very stinky!

Create a paste by mixing baking soda and water, then spread it on the tracks using a small plastic knife or spatula and wait for half an hour. Afterward, remove the paste with a microfiber cloth and scrub the tracks with your small brush.

Finally, rinse everything clean with a damp cloth; use your small plastic knife to reach all the tight spots if needed.

Option #3. Lemon wedges with salt

Besides being a zesty addition to your dishes, lemon is a natural mold and mildew cleaner. However, add salt to the mix to give the lemon the abrasiveness to effectively remove grime. So, dip a lemon wedge in salt and rub it along the shower door tracks. 

Leave the lemon juice to sit for at least half an hour, allowing it to loosen up the grime. Then, grab a damp microfiber cloth and wipe away any remaining salt or juice.

Option #4. Hydrogen peroxide cleaner

This first aid staple becomes a powerful cleaner when combined with dish soap, ideal for disinfecting and loosening stains in your shower tracks.

Mix one cup of hydrogen peroxide with a few splashes of dish soap in a spray bottle. Shake it well, spray the tracks, and wait five to ten minutes.

Afterward, give it a scrub with your small brush or toothbrush. Rinse everything off using a damp microfiber cloth, aided by a small tool for those tight spots.

Pro-tip: Use 3% hydrogen peroxide for better results!

Option #5. Hot water and salt

It doesn’t get any cheaper than this! Hot water and salt make a fantastic cleaning duo. The hot water loosens grime while salt breaks down tough residues.

Mix one spoonful of salt for each cup of water and carefully pour it over the tracks. Then, scrub away using a toothbrush or small brush. Once the water cools down, remove the dirty residue with a damp cloth.

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