How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

Has your (once new) beautiful frameless shower door plastic sweep become filled with green mildew and rust-colored water stains?  You are not alone!!  I am even embarrassed to show you what our shower door seal actually looked like (before I cleaned it),  but felt that there were others like me in the same boat.  So, here are the 2 ways (methods) that I used:  How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep.

  • Method #1:  Cleaning Without Removing The Door Sweep
  • Method #2:  Cleaning With Removing The Door Sweep

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How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

So, some of you may be asking what is a plastic door sweep and what does it do?

Basically, this piece goes onto the bottom of your glass shower door to keep the water inside the shower and to seal it from leaking onto the floor.

  • the side part is angled so that the water runs back into the base of the shower
  • the 2 vinyl or rubber pieces at the bottom make up the double seal (and sweeps the bottom of the door threshold)

Here is what it looks like on our shower door.

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

And here are the 3 areas that will get dirty with green mildew or even black mold – that you will need to clean.

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

Ok, let’s get to the supplies needed to conquer this job!


How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

These are the supplies that I used, and some helpful tips to guide you through the cleaning process.

Supplies:  

 

Helpful Tips:

Tip #1:

If you just can’t seem to get your door sweep clean enough, or would rather buy a replacement:

 

how to clean frameless shower door sweep

 

Tip #2:

If you want to know how to measure your door sweep, or what size to order:

  • click here – this is a very informative article written by pfocus.com.

Tip #3:

  • Here are some measurements that I put together with the information that I learned from the pfocus.com article.

 

how to clean frameless shower sweep

 


How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

Let’s start out with some before pictures (and hope that you don’t throw up – lol)!!!

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

Yep – #reallife  😉

Disgusting, I know!!

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

Ok, let’s get to the 2 different methods:  how to clean your frameless shower door sweep.


METHOD #1:  CLEANING WITHOUT REMOVING DOOR SWEEP

(2 Easy Steps)

Step #1:   Clean With Paper Towels & Q-Tips

If you don’t want to remove your door sweep, then simply take some paper towels and wipe underneath the angled part – and the 2 vinyl “sweep” parts as well.

  • *NOTE:  I used pictures after I cleaned it….. because it was too hard to see where I was cleaning the strips.  Just wanted to get that out there 🙂

Here is the picture of the angled part using the paper towels.

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

You’ll notice that I used the plural forms for both the paper towels and Q-tips – cleaner beware!  You will need several (of both of these).

Here is the picture of the angled part using the Q-tips.

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

And here is a combination picture just so you can see the 2 different parts that you will have to clean.

  • *NOTE:  This method only cleans 2 parts (shown below).  If you want to clean all 3 parts – go to method #2 also.  

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

Step #2:   Clean With Disinfecting (409) Cleaner and Sponge

Now, you will need to clean these 2 parts with some type of bathroom or disinfecting cleaner of your choice.

  • You can also use a toothbrush as well to help get under those tight spots.

(Sorry, I don’t have any pictures because I went ahead and moved on to the method #2).  

 


METHOD #2:  CLEANING WITH REMOVING DOOR SWEEP

(4 Easy Steps)

So, basically I cleaned – using method #1.

And then I realized I could take the door sweep off and clean it this way – method #2 LOL!!  

Live and learn – am I right?  But it’s your choice 🙂

Step #1:   Gently Remove Door Sweep & Wipe It Down

Remove your door sweep by gently sliding it off of  your shower door.

  • Have a roll of paper towel ready to go, because a lot of water, slime, mildew, and gunk will come out with it.

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

I went ahead and wiped this inside part (where door goes) with the paper towels -just because it was so gross.  

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 


Step #2:   Fill Sink W/Dish Soap and Scrub Down

Now, just fill your sink with dish soap and hot water, add the door sweep, and scrub it down – GOOD!

Tips:

  • You might want to let it soak for 30 mins-1 hour.
  • Try using an old toothbrush to really get the tricky spots.

After you have cleaned it really well, dry your door sweep off with a rag. 

  • I also recommend letting it dry for about 30 minutes to make sure it is completely dry.

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 


Step #3:   Wipe Down Door

While your door sweep is soaking, go ahead and clean the very bottom of your glass shower door.  

I know they recommend soft scrub for glass doors, so you can use that and a sponge to clean it off.

Then dry it with a rag so that it is good and dry before putting the clean door sweep back on.

  • You don’t want any extra moisture in there – since you just took all of this time and effort cleaning it. 😉

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 


Step #4:   Put Door Sweep Back Onto Shower Door

Now, all you have to do is slide your beautiful, CLEAN door sweep back on, and move on to the next thing you have to clean today – haha!!

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

YOU ARE DONE – WOOHOO!!

(Do you think your honey will even notice – lol)!!

Here are some after pictures.

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

SO Much better – right?

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

How To Clean Frameless Shower Door Sweep

 

Have A Great Weekend Everyone!

Love & Summer Hugs 🙂

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