The glass doors or sliding glass doors play a great role to make your room look aesthetic. But with time they get dirty and hard to slide because of uncleaned door tracks. Today here I am gonna discuss how to clean sliding glass door and its tracks.
Cleaning a door is as important as cleaning the hardwood floors. A clean slide glass door or window makes the room look very neat. It creates a good visual impact on the viewers.
Why Sliding Glass Door Maintenance?
Over time, the glasses get dirty and mud on them. Also, we face issues in sliding the doors because dirt gets stored in the tracks too. The sliding gets tougher over the period of time if we don’t clean the track.
So, we have to clean the glass as well as the track, hence here we will discuss how to clean the Sliding glass door and tracks.
Deep Cleaning vs. Routine Cleaning
In deep cleaning, we need the help of experts because you have to remove the slides from the frame and clean them. If you are using the sliding door in your own house, that means it won’t be used that frequently, so you can deep clean the glass sliding doors once in 4-6 months. Deep cleaning is not that necessary in homes.
Routine cleaning is very important even if it is about a home sliding glass door. Routing cleaning means cleaning the glass and track without removing anything. Routine cleaning must be done at least 3-4 times a week.
Here we will discuss routine cleaning. These will be DIY methods to clean glass sliding doors.
How To Clean Sliding Glass Door Tracks?
To clean the tracks of sliding doors or windows, you need the following things:
- vacuum cleaner
- baking soda
- hydrogen peroxide
- toothbrush(old used one)
- piece of cotton
Step1: Remove dirt from the track using vacuum cleaners. the vacuum cleaner over the tracks so that all the dust particles from the tracks get removed and then we can move towards the next step.
Step2: Spread the baking soda on the track. Cover the whole track with a thin layer of baking soda.
Step3: Put hydrogen peroxide over the baking soda and leave it for 5-10 mins.
Step4: Use a toothbrush to brush the track nicely, so that all the dirt gets detached from the tracks.
Step5: Now, use clean cotton and clean the track nicely. Wipe the baking soda and hydrogen peroxide from the track and clean it.
Step6: After you clean the track nicely, apply greeze or lubricant on the track so that door starts sliding smoothly.
Note: Depending on the type of material your sliding glass doors are made of, you may need to use a specific chemical for lubrication.
How To Clean Sliding Glass Door Tracks Without Vacuum Cleaner?
If you don’t have a vacuum cleaner, then you can use a window groove cleaning brush to wipe the dirt from the track(the same work which a vacuum cleaner does). Then follow the same procedure from the step2 mentioned above.
How To Clean Sliding Glass Door?
Cleaning the glasses of the sliding glass doors is very easy. But there is one tip I would like to give you.
You just need the following items to clean the glasses of the sliding window:
- clean cotton
- glass door cleaner
Step1: At first, wipe the glass with clean cotton first so that the dirt or mud on it gets detached.
Step2: Apply a glass door cleaner over the glass. If you are using soap for sliding doors, it is ok but not recommendable. Better you use the proper glass cleaner.
Tip: Using the cleaner which has foam is better than using a water-like cleaner. I prefer Swingline glass cleaners. They are very good sliding glass door cleaners.
Step3: Wipe the glass with the help of a Squeegee or you can use a wiper head wrapped with cotton. And you are all set. An invisible glass door is ready.
What do I use to lubricate sliding glass door?
A silicone-based lubricant will be a good choice over a petroleum-based lube because petroleum-based lube attracts dirt. Although Depending on the type of material your sliding glass doors are made of, you may need to use a specific chemical for lubrication.
Why rubber beading given in between sliding door?
There are many reasons for using rubber beading in between the sliding doors. The most important reasons are, to minimize the friction between glass and frames so that the glass doesn’t get damaged, and no air should pass thru the area left between frame and glass.