With normal use, your glass shower door is going to experience wear and tear. There’s no way to avoid that. The issues you might encounter can be broken down into two main categories: those you can fix yourself (DIY) and those you’ll need a professional to handle.
Below are a few of the common shower door repairs that may arise and the solutions to fix them to save you time and money.
Glass Shower Door Repairs You Can DIY
If your glass shower door sticks
Your shower door might be sticking due to a loose screw or buildup of soap scum.
In order to fix it, you should first check to see if any of the screws need to be tightened on the hinges. You can easily tighten those with a screwdriver and your door will be back to normal.
If that’s not the issue, it could be a result of buildup. In that case, you should do a deep cleaning:
- Start by spraying your glass shower door with a homemade solution of lemon water or vinegar and dish detergent. Then, wipe it down.
- After that, give your shower a wipe down with a Magic Eraser sponge.
- Lastly, scrub the whole shower and use a toothbrush or paint scraper to reach troublesome spots.
Related: How to Clean Your Glass Shower Doors
If your shower door won’t stay closed
This is another case where the issue could be that the screws are loose. Check all hinges, handles, and latches for loose screws. If you find any, make sure to tighten those with a screwdriver.
If this doesn’t work, try cleaning the hinge area by scrubbing or brushing it with vinegar.
Glass Shower Door Repairs You’ll Need a Professional to Handle
If your shower door drags
If you have a sliding shower door, you might experience it dragging. Most likely if your shower door drags then it needs to be realigned and the clamps need to be adjusted. This could happen due to water buildup or debris.
While you could possibly do this yourself, it does involve taking the shower door out of the track, so we advise having a professional do this.
If your shower door has scratches
Scratches are actually easy to fix, but you will need a professional to do it. If you hire a glass repair technician, they will buff out the scratch or fill in the defects.
If your glass shower door leaks
If your shower door leaks, that usually means there’s a problem with the seals around the edges. You should hire a repair technician to check them out.
Repairing your glass shower door doesn’t have to be a pain. There’s usually an easy fix. Be sure to clean your shower door and check for any loose screws.
If that doesn’t fix the problem, then you might need a professional. Most repair technicians are fairly inexpensive and can easily fix any issues that arise from normal wear and tear. Now that you know all about the common repairs and who can fix them you’re well on your way to reducing the chance of future costly repairs.
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