A glass shower screen is a valuable addition to any modern bathroom. It helps to protect the rest of the bathroom from shower-time splashes but also introduces glamour and elegance into the entire bathroom interiors. Unfortunately, shower screens aren't self-cleaning, hence the glass will need to be regularly cleaned to remain germ-free and keep looking pristine.
One of the reasons why regular cleaning of glass shower screens is vital is to prevent mould growth. If left unattended, mould spores can become airborne and cause respiratory problems to household members. Mould thrives in moist environments, and the bath area usually provides exactly that. The best way to protect the shower panels from becoming mouldy is to minimise build-up of condensation in the shower area.
Though there are many different ways to achieve this, here are a few sure-fire methods of keeping the mould off the glass (and the rest of the bathroom including the walls and ceiling).
Improve ventilation in your bathroom
As long as the air outside is colder, opening a window during and for a short while after taking a hot shower can help to reduce moisture accumulation on your shower screen and in your bathroom. If the outdoor air is warmer, meaning moisture from outside will get into your bathroom, you should consider opening the bathroom door so that the excess condensation can move to the much colder rooms of the house.
If you can afford a good extractor-fan, then you can use it to drive the moisture out of your bathroom after you shower. Whatever you do, make sure your bathroom is adequately ventilated whenever you are using the bath area.
Dry your glass manually
Regardless of whether you use one or a concoction of two or more the above-suggested methods of increasing ventilation in your bathroom, you can never completely remove all the excess moisture from the room. As a result, you may have to resort to some extra measures to keep your shower screens dry.
After every shower, make it a normal practice wipe the surface of your glass with a clean, dry and lint-free cloth or rag to rid of the physical water remaining behind. This way, your shower screen will become drier much sooner. Dry glass is mould-free glass.
To get the most out of your glass shower screens, you will need to also keep them free of other undesirable elements like soap scum and hard water stains. For more information on how to care for your screens, feel free to consult an expert.