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11-12-2018 12:44 AM
Shaffer82 What is (sort of ) working for me now is to use a non abrasive foam sponge with a good all purpose cleaner first and after that, apply a glass cleaner?
11-09-2018 05:47 PM
Jnlcaldwell
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Originally Posted by profcleaning View Post
For cleaning stainless steel use bar keepers or bon ami.Won't scratch,removes stains. Very good stuff. You can follow up after you've dried the sink really well with a stainless steel shiner.
Thatís what I use cameo is good too they have a plastic cap so all the powder donít spill out
11-09-2018 05:41 PM
Jnlcaldwell I caint do it I do 1 house twice a month 3000 sq ft I light clean rooms that donít get used much and they have a down stairs I only clean good once a month light fixcturs I do as needed if you caint do it all focus on the must have tell them you can work on other things next visit and explain you can fit everything in that visit

I once cleaned for a lady that was like that she had one are and expected the impossible she had years of dust was there while I was cleaning she kept making me stop what I was doing and do something else then she started helping me clean then told me she got more done then I did with one arm I never come back sometimes you have to drop customers if they are like that you will nerver please them
11-09-2018 05:24 PM
Jnlcaldwell Ettoer scrub off works good on water spots hard water build up that caked on get them wet and scrap with a razor good wide one with handle keep glass wet so it donít scratch
11-09-2018 12:28 PM
Cleanqueen4hire I recently recommended this product in a another post about grout cleaning. Which is what the product is originally intended for. Before using any harsh chemicals such as this should be sure you're taking precautions because it can corrode stainless and possibly stain fabric I'm not sure about that. But when it comes to hard water on glass shower doors I find this product put onto a magic eraser scrubbed into the glass and then rinsed off and dried with a microfiber leaves it perfectly clear and it will take about 3 to 4 weeks to get really bad again.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/ZEP-32-f...4632/100619266
Hope this is helpful and happy cleaning to you all.
09-06-2018 03:33 PM
missannienow You cleaning Pros: where on earth do you find the TIME to do this job correctly (so it actually WORKS!) I sure do not. My customers expect me to get their entire houses clean in usually 4 hours, sometimes five. Sometimes less! If I spend even 45 minutes on this, I would not be able to get the rest of the house clean! Please, lets try to be realistic here.

I dont know about you but I always try to work as efficiently as possible. The first couple times I clean a home, I am always trying to figure out how to do it the most efficiently as possible. I am quite good at this now, I think. The man who owns the home I referred to is very unrealistic and hasnt a CLUE that a lot of what I do for him is WAY out of normal. Cleaning kitty litter boxes is not a normal cleaning thing. But I do it, because he sure doesnt and I feel sorry for his cats (FOUR of them!) Plus the guy is a total slob. Yet I somehow manage to get his entire home cleaned well in 4 hours. I just do NOT have that much time to fiddle with his daggone glass shower doors! And I told him just that last time I was there. I let him have it, to be honest. LOL!
09-06-2018 02:46 PM
profcleaning For cleaning stainless steel use bar keepers or bon ami.Won't scratch,removes stains. Very good stuff. You can follow up after you've dried the sink really well with a stainless steel shiner.
09-03-2018 07:45 AM
missannienow I wont be there until next week, so remind me later to get the name of it.
I think it will always be labor intensive. The stuff comes in a can along with a scrubber tool. Because the paste is thick, it is almost impossible to put a thin coat on. Removing it is just hard to do especially for a 68 year old with arthritis in her hands!!! LOL!

I have a cleaning tip for everyone. Go to Dollar Tree or maybe Dollar General. They often have packs of 6 or 7 foam sponges with a scrubber side. They are made for washing dishes and do great at that. But they do perfectly cleaning bathrooms. You all know how much dust is in bathrooms - probably from paper products. That plus hair is often the bane of house cleaners. Those foam sponges grab that stuff like crazy! Dampen it and watc h what you get back after wiping down bathroom surfaces. I have tried other sponges and NONE work as well as these. The come in either all yellow or mixed colors of yellow, pink and blue. I like the yellow ones because its easier for me to see what the sponge grabbed.

They also work well in removing pet fur from furniture, and are helpful in the kitchen for cleaning too. I always bring at least 3 of these into every house. If the home has pets I bring 3. When you use them to remove fur/hair, use them dry. I have one customer who has a large black cat with long fur. She sheds like crazy! Every time I am there, I de-fur her bedroom lampshades with those sponges and usually also wipe down her bedspread. Her cats sleep a lot and always on her bed.

I dont know why these sponges work better. All I know is they just do!
09-02-2018 06:25 PM
gayelynn Someone must've listened as the pop-ups I always saw are now gone also.

As far as that being labor intensive, I would take a wild guess and say that it will only for the 1st time. (?) The worst part, I would think, would be the waiting so try to put it on as soon as you get there. I would also think that after it's dried and time to wipe, get the doors completely wet before trying to "scrape" it off. I use the green scrungies on the glass shower doors with no problems at all but if you're afraid they might scratch the surface, use the cheaper 1's that don't scratch anything. They just might, in this ONE instance, take the grout like cleaner off the door easier than Magic Erasers.

I have my glass doors pretty much mastered but would be very interested in knowing the name of the product he bought!! Always nice to hear a somewhat thumbs up review! Also interested in hearing what you're favorite SS cleaner is. I use Weiman's but it leaves a film and I have to wipe the appliances down twice. I used to love Rubbermaid but they changed the cap from white to black (or reverse) and what they really did with no announcement was change the formula. (By change, what I believe happened was added water which not all SS likes.) I wrote Rubbermaid (this was years ago) but I apparently didn't contact the correct Rubbermaid. (?) Ohhh Kaaaay! Anyway, without buying a full bottle of 10 different cleaners without pre-sampling, I'd like to get more reviews of what people like. (Commercial cleaners only~nothing green.) Thx!
09-02-2018 08:18 AM
missannienow For the first time in over 2 weeks I am able to reply. Maybe they got our messages. I went to their Facebook site and left a message there. Huh! I now totally dislike DAP products!!!

My fussy customer went out and bought some stuff for me to clean his shower doors with. I dont recall thee name. It was a thick paste that you put on the glass, let it dry and then scrub it off. VERY labor intensive. Especially since it wasted almost a half hour of my time. It was hard to remove, very hard to remove. My arms were tired afterwards. But it did work. He doesnt use a squeegee, but then again a man who doesnt take out his trash wouldnt bother doing stuff like that! LOL!
08-31-2018 06:50 PM
gayelynn ^^^^Too funny! I was trying to hurry and send the above message to customer service but it ended up here. No matter HOW FAST I try to delete it, the pop-up ads keep winning. Well, there just may be a moderator here that will help me out. LOL
08-31-2018 06:41 PM
gayelynn Get rid of the damn POP-UPS!!! They pop up as one on either side of the page and make it imPOSSIBLE to reply!!!
08-31-2018 06:37 PM
gayelynn I never heard back from "customer service" (?) either when I got those pop-up ads. In fact, I was just about ready to reply to you but what happened? Yup! POP-UP ADS! grrrrr....
ANYway, what I do is this (until the ads disappear anyway) is when I want to reply to someone, I write it all out in my email and copy and paste it here real quick before the ads pop up. You just have enough time to do it so paste it really REALLY fast! LOL
PS~To have the pop-ups disappear for about 10 seconds (or long enough to paste your reply in) is to refresh the page by clicking "Enter." Hope this helps!. :/
08-28-2018 07:26 AM
missannienow I am getting these stupid pop up ads on both sides of the screen. Its been going on over a week. I wrote CleaningTalk but didnt hear back from anyone. Today is the first day I have been able to reply to any thread here. I am tired of this stuff!

Tomorrow I clean that house with the glass shower doors and a picky owner. I always dread that part of his cleaning day. He lives like a slob but expects me to get it all clean in 4 hours....that has to include my picking up all his trash (he calls it "clutter" LOL!) and organizing it into neat piles so I clean under and around them. Very time consuming....yet - I always manage to get it done. So his being picky over his glass shower doors is to me, bogus. And last time I was there, I told him off. Pretty strongly, too! And felt GREAT afterwards.
08-27-2018 12:42 PM
Wightman A neighbor saw it and demanded I put it in a bag and tie it shut before putting it in the trash! LOL!!!! I looked it up online, and all it is is a somewhat unusual mushroom! A "Stinkhorn," is the common name. Totally harmless. But I do wonder why only MY garden is plagued by them. Weird.
08-21-2018 06:33 AM
donaldC I agree, its really hard to get in the habit. I went to the dollar store and got a hook for my shower and then a squeegee to use right after I'm done showering. It has helped a ton on saving time trying to scrub it off. its not always convenient but in the end its worth it.
08-18-2018 09:45 PM
donaldC I hope this doesn't sound overly simplistic, but just install a soft water tank. We live in a desert area and hard water is the worst! We installed a soft water treatment tank and a lot of the problem is gone. We also use a squeegy every time after we shower.
08-18-2018 05:42 PM
missannienow I dont know about you guys, but for me, time is money. My customers tell me about how long they think it should take to clean their homes. This may not be enough time, but I try my best to do as much as I can in those alotted hours. To put it shortly and quickly, NO ONE will pay me for the amount of time it would take do most of the things you guys suggested. Spending that much time on a shower would cause me to short the customer on something else. And that isnt right.
Maybe I am the one who doesnt get it. But it seems to me you guys should have some ideas on how to do MOST of it in the least amount of time.
08-18-2018 09:08 AM
profcleaning This is not difficult

Soap scum is alkaline...

You need an acidic product to remove.

The only problem with using an acid on glass is.

1.You MUST work very quickly.If you can't work quick get a helper that can.

2.You need to neutralize the acid as you work.Neutralize acid with? guess? An Alkaline!! yay : )

3.What's acidic? and why do you need to be careful with acid? besides your own skin...

Lime Away is acidic as are lots of things, but this is one of the easiest to obtain so go for it.


Be careful with it because. It can eat holes in you, and if you leave it on just a tiny bit too long it will etch the beautiful glass door and damage permanently the door frame and hinges. Don't forget the shower drain. Keep the water running slowly in the shower so the shiny drain piece does not get damaged.

Wear Gloves you are not bionic

Start at the top, Work in a small section, WORK FAST! and keep a bottle of dawn or another dish liquid right beside you to neutralize the acid.

Rinse with LOTS OF water and the dawn as you go before starting with the next section

Use 2 separate buckets and do not use the acid sponge and the same sponge for neutralizing.That would be very dumb.

I can't tell you how to do this, not really, but this is what I did and it worked.I have to admit I did not use many chemicals from the grocery store. I'm suggesting this so that it's easy for you to get something that is obtainable.

Remember to work QUICK

Check out the entire door before you begin

The hinges, the frame, the drain, THE HANDLES that you will use to turn the water on and off, the glass.All those metal pieces including the glass will be affected by this.You can also scar the handles if you adjust the water with a glove that has acid on it.

Be Careful.
08-18-2018 02:01 AM
Sta-Clean
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Originally Posted by momentum View Post
I love the natural solutions. I think, you should clean glass shower doors from baking soda, salt and vinegar. Vinegar is really acetic acid and this is why itís such a thorough cleaning solution. Baking soda is a great tool for cleaning and removing stains. White vinegar is an effective and nontoxic for glass shower cleaning. Another good home remedy is lemon oil that works beautifully on built up soap scum on shower screens. Always go for green cleaning products.
Exactly natural solutions are good to use..
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