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48214832After you get out of the shower, the last thing you want to do is wipe up a bunch of water on the floor. Unfortunately, that is what usually happens to people who have only a curtain to contain the water from the shower. Additionally, shower curtains are notorious for growing mold because they are wet much of the time. Taking a shower is more relaxing when you have shower glass doors installed. They are easier to clean than curtains and contain the water better. These are the most practical reasons to trade in your shower curtain for a real glass door.

Bring Beauty to Your Bathroom

Another common reason for homeowners to choose glass doors for their shower is that they are simply more attractive. You can choose from a variety of patterns and designs, such as etched flowers or colored glass. The glass doors also give your bathroom a more welcoming feel. If you ever sell your home, keep in mind that many buyers consider the bathroom and kitchen more than other rooms in the house. From a buyer's perspective, glass doors make a bathroom more attractive and they won't have to spend money on remodeling.

Safety Concerns

Some people hesitate to install a glass shower door because they are concerned that it could break. This is extremely unlikely, no matter how hard you bump the doors. The shower doors at Hutchinson Glass & Mirror are constructed with tempered glass as required by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. This ensures that the doors are resistant to breaking.

Get a Quote or Schedule Service

Hutchinson Glass & Mirror offers consultations to all potential customers. We evaluate your current shower situation and make suggestions for a glass door upgrade. We can also show you the numerous styles available to you at that time. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today. There is no cost or obligation.

Do you cringe at the thought of cleaning your shower glass doors? Do you have stubborn streaks and spots and maybe even a green tinge that all refuse to budge until you scrub with all you’ve got? Well, you don’t have to scrub for hours on end, there are some rather easy methods of cleaning your shower doors so they sparkle and shine just like they did when they were new.

Soap Scum and Hard Water Spots

Vinegar is the perfect cleaner for soap scum and hard water spots. All you need to do is dip your sponge or rag into white vinegar. Coat the door and continue applying the vinegar. Do your best to keep wet vinegar on the shower door for at least five minutes. This will allow the hard water build up and the soap scum to dissolve and become a problem of the past.

If you have stubborn problems, you can try boiling the vinegar and then applying it. Just be very careful doing this.

Once your door is clean, rinse it with warm water.

Mold and Mildew

Soap scum is harmless, but mildew (or mold, which is actually the same thing) might hurt you. This black, pink, or green growth likes to show up your shower doors, particularly around the edges. Mildew is actually a fungus and if you are allergic to mold, it might make you sick.

No matter what you call it, you can easily get rid of mildew with either hydrogen peroxide or chlorine. All you have to do is spray it on the area and wipe it and it kills the mildew. If the mildew gets behind the caulk, it will need to be replaced.


To prevent soap scum and hard water from building up on your door, you can apply car wax to your shower doors. It seals the surface making it harder for anything to settle on the door.

To keep mold from growing, leave the shower door open after using it to allow the air to circulate.

Keeping your shower glass doors looking great does not have to be an impossibility. If your shower doors are beyond repair, though, you can contact us and we'll help you with the next step.


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