Glass features like windows, doors, splashbacks, and shower screens add elegance and functionality to any home. Proper maintenance and cleaning are crucial to keep these elements looking their best. Here are some tips from Andover Glass Works Ltd. to help you care for your glass installations.

Regular cleaning is essential to maintaining your glass features. Use microfiber cloths, squeegees, and soft sponges to avoid scratches. DIY vinegar solutions or ammonia-free commercial cleaners work well. Apply the cleaner and wipe in circular motions. For large surfaces, start at the top with a squeegee, pulling down in straight lines.

Windows and Doors

Windows and doors need extra attention. Clean the frames and tracks with a vacuum or brush and a damp cloth. Regularly inspect seals and weatherstripping for wear and tear to maintain energy efficiency. Lubricate hinges, locks, and handles to ensure smooth operation.


For glass splashbacks, daily wipe-downs with soapy water prevent stains from setting. For tougher spots, a paste of baking soda and water can lift grime without scratching the glass. Ensure all cleaning products are non-abrasive to protect the surface.

Shower Screens

Shower screens benefit from post-shower squeegee use to prevent soap scum buildup. For deep cleaning, use a mixture of vinegar and dish soap to tackle soap scum and mildew. Rinse thoroughly with water to keep the glass clear and shiny.

Inspecting for Damage

Regularly inspect your glass features for chips or cracks. Addressing minor damage early can prevent costly repairs later. Professional help may be necessary for significant damage, ensuring safety and durability.

By following these tips, you can maintain the beauty and functionality of your glass features. For more personalised advice and professional double glazing installation services, contact Andover Glass Works Ltd., your trusted partner in high-quality glass solutions.