We at Southeastern Aluminum Products
want our customers to experience years of enjoyment using our
quality bath enclosures. In order to answer the inevitable questions
concerning the care and cleaning of our enclosures, we have
developed this Bath Enclosure Cleaning Guide.
Many people have found that treating
the glass on the inside of your enclosure with water repellant
treatments, such as Rain-X or Invisible Shield, prior to the
initial use will seal the pores of the glass and promote ease
of cleaning. This can be repeated as necessary throughout the
life of your enclosure.
The safest way to insure that your
bath enclosure stays looking new and spotless is through adopting
a daily regimen of rinsing the enclosure with clean water and
then wiping the metal and glass after use with a non-abrasive
cloth or squeegee. By doing this, you will remove residue from
the enclosure, and water spots will be kept to a minimum.
Often, the tap water we use is
so “hard” that mineral deposits remain on the glass and metal
after the water dries. If you find there is still debris on
your enclosure after drying, use a mild, non-abrasive cleanser
to complete the job. Note: Brass towel bars, C-pulls and other
brass hardware should only be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
Do not use any detergent or cleanser.
Tests have shown that:
- Some of the cleaners completely destroy the metal finish
within 5 minutes of application!
- Cleaners that contain Vinegar, Ammonia, Bleach and/or
Acid-Based chemicals should never be used and can severely
damage your enclosures metal finish.
- Abrasive cleaners and scouring pads should be avoided
as they, too, will damage the metal and glass components.
- Many leave-on, misting cleaners can damage polymer parts
on your enclosure and should also be avoided.
With the right cleaner and a minimal
amount of daily maintenance, your enclosure will stay looking
new for years to come!