All interior glass surfaces in a home need to be cleaned correctly pre-installation, and well-maintained afterwards, to avoid damage and to maintain their longevity. Therefore, understanding the standard protocol for cleaning newly installed glass products, whether it’s shower doors, mirrors, windows, partitions, etc. is very important! 


These glass cleaning maintenance tips include:

  • The process will take less time and effort if you regularly soak the glass surface with a clean water and soap solution to loosen dirt and debris. The more time you wait in between washings, the harder it will be to get the glass clean. 
  • Completely rinse the glass and make sure it’s free of all dirt and debris before you pick up a cleaning solution. If you just spray the cleaner on the glass without rinsing it, all you will do is move the dirt around—not actually clean it. This can scratch the glass as a result.
  • Use non-abrasive cleaning products. Failing to do so could potentially damage the glass, whether it’s insulating, laminated, decorative, or any other type of glass.
  • Opt for a window-cleaning squeegee to remove all of the cleaning solution you use on the glass. Using a clean, soft material will effectively wash the product without causing damage.
  • Pay extra-close attention when cleaning coated glass surfaces. You may accidentally  remove the coatings and damage the material. This is especially important to keep in mind regarding reflective and tinted glass products.
  • Continuously check the glass throughout the process to make sure there isn’t any damage. Remember to take your time—rushing through the process will only increase the chances of something going wrong.
  • Make sure all water and cleaning residue does not remain on the glass. You want it to be completely clean when you finish!
  • If you have very hard water, we suggest that you try cleaning your glass with a vinegar based spray cleaner with a soft lint free cloth.
  • To clean paint, grease, or caulking, use a mild abrasive such as vim cream cleanser on a wet cloth applying only where necessary. Make sure to wash off with warm soapy water and rinse with clear water.   
  • Do not forget to clean the hardware. It’s important to keep tracks, hinges, rollers, gears, lock mechanisms and crank handles clean to allow for smooth operation and prevent excess wear and tear. Use a gentle household cleaner and soft cloth. Rinse well and wipe dry.    
  • Remember to regularly inspect glass for the accumulation of debris and damages in the seals. Note if the movement of movable parts is smooth, and observe for any condensation. If you notice any damages, glass repair should be carried out promptly.
  • Work with professionals when installing new glass in your home!


If you are interested in having brand new, modern, beautiful glass installed in your home bathrooms, contact Frameless By Design in Florida or Georgia! We design all glass enclosures using state of the art CAD software, allowing us to avoid outsourcing to third party vendors. Our company only sources glass and hardware from founders and leaders in the industry. We use top of the line materials, made in the USA, to ensure your glass enclosures are built to last. We use HD hinges standard on all of our custom glass doors – up to 36”, this above the traditional standard of 28”. Each design comes with a 5 year parts and labor warranty, and we strive to complete each project within a 3 week timeframe, so you can start enjoying your newly installed bathroom glass as soon as possible. 


We have shower and tub glass configurations for any size bathroom, but we also offer custom designs. You can also choose semi-frameless sliders with your choice of assortment of finishes and fixtures! With over 25 years experience, we here at Frameless By Design have the skillset, knowledge, and pride to achieve your desired vision. Whether you need help choosing your custom shower or you already have in mind what you’re looking for—we will guide you in making the best decisions that will not only leave your guests speechless, but to ensure that it’s long lasting! Contact us for a free consultation. We proudly serve northwest Florida and many counties in Georgia!