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Picking Up the Pieces After a Flood

Dealing with serious flood damage at home is not the end of the world. And most importantly, it does not have to cost you an arm and a leg to get your home back into living condition again. In fact, you may find (like I did) that recovering from a flood gives you an opportunity to improve the look and feel of your home overall, and even to implement design options that increase the value of your property. I spent about a year fixing up my place after a pipe exploded while I was on vacation, and literally ruined everything inside from the flooring and walls, to my photos and important paperwork. So, I figured I could help others "pick up the pieces" and create a bigger ad better lifestyle at home by turning a flood situation into an opportunity, instead of dealing with it like a crisis.

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2 Tips To Help You Keep Your Glass Shower Doors Looking New

by Scott Gordon

Investing in a glass surround for your shower can be a simple way to update the look of your bathroom. If you want to maintain the high-end feel glass shower doors can provide, it's essential that you take the time to keep these doors clean.

Here are two simple tips you can use to ensure that your glass shower enclosure looks new well into the future.

1. Use a natural cleaning solution to get rid of soap scum.

When the soap, water, and oils from your body combine in the shower, a grimy substance known as soap scum can build up on the surface of your glass enclosure. Soap scum takes away the transparency of your glass, leaving it looking dull and soiled.

You can keep your shower's glass looking new by using a simple cleaning solution made from white vinegar and liquid dish soap. Measure out your desired quantity of white vinegar, and heat it in the microwave for 2 minutes.

Pour the warmed vinegar into a spray bottle, and add an equal amount of blue liquid dish soap. Shake well, spray on the surface of your glass, then let the cleaning solution sit for about 2 hours. Wipe clean with a sponge and warm water, and your glass will look as good as new.

2. Use a water repellent to prevent additional soap scum buildup.

Soap scum is the residue left behind when water evaporates in your shower, so preventing water from sticking to the interior of your shower's glass can be a great way to prevent soap scum from building up in the first place.

A quick trip to your local automotive store will allow you to purchase the supplies you need to complete this simple preventative task. Invest in a bottle of water repellent (the kind used to repel rain from the windshield of a vehicle) and coat the interior surface of your glass shower doors.

As the water from your shower hits the treated glass, it will be repelled before it can evaporate and leave behind pesky soap scum. Since a single bottle will provide multiple treatments, water repellent is an affordable way to keep your glass shower doors looking new well into the future.

If you want your shower to continue looking as nice as the day it was installed, it's essential that you take the time to care for your glass enclosure. Use vinegar and dish soap to get rid of soap scum, and treat the glass with a water repellent to prevent additional soap scum buildup, and you will be able to keep your shower glass looking new for longer.

For professional help with glass shower doors, contact a business like Glasshopper Schor Glass.

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