* First use information at bottom
Glass and Hardware
Cleaning should be carried out weekly to remove all deposits from the glass and hardware before a hard build up is formed. Glass and hardware should be cleaned using a microfibre cloth and a solution of water and mild detergent or water and vinegar.
Acceptable proprietary cleaning products
The glass may be cleaned using Windex*.
The hardware itself may be cleaned using 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner*.
*The manufacturers instructions for use should be followed.
Situations with high air borne or water borne levels of salt, acid or Alkaline will cause accelerated deterioration to glass and hardware. In these situations it is recommended that EnduroShield is used to protect the glass surface.
It is advisable to routinely check the fixings for tightness. Heavy use may increase the required frequency.
Change in the joints between glass or touching of door to panels is an indication that fixings may have become loose.
The user is made aware, that toughened glass is susceptible to breakage by impact at the edges, and even more so at the corners. It is critical that the glass does not touch or rub upon other surfaces.
Moderate and deep scratches and chipping to glass, will increase the risk of glass breakage. Such damage should be assessed by a professional as to the associated risk. If such damage is deemed an increased risk and cannot be polished out, the panel should be replaced.
What to avoid
Be careful not to use any rough, gritty, abrasive, highly acidic or alkaline cleaners as they may cause permanent damage. Do not use cleaners which are designed for other purposes than cleaning glass. This includes products such as bleach, Gumption, Jiff, Ajax, Shower Power, Mr Muscle, Exit Mould or cerium oxide. Razor blades and other metal tools should not be used to clean glass or hardware.
Our Shower Screens are not purposed for Commercial, Retail, Industrial or Public Heath Environment.
EnduroShield treated glass
Shower glass needs to be cleaned each week using a damp microfibre cloth and a mild detergent (such as washing up liquid) to remove any soap scum, dirt or grime from the surface.
Acceptable proprietary cleaning products
Accelerated testing to simulate 10 years of cleaning was undertaken using Windex and showed no detriment to the coating. This product may be used but is not required as the treated glass is easy to clean using simple vinegar and or a mild detergent.
Hard water areas
For areas with hard water or bore water, due to a higher concentrate of mineral deposits such as lime and calcium, a build-up may occur on the protective coating that may not be easily removed with a mild detergent. A solution of white vinegar and water (1 part vinegar to 4 parts water) should be sprayed onto the glass and allowed to soak for several minutes. This will dissolve any mineral deposits that have built up on the glass surface. Re-spray the glass with the vinegar solution and then wipe firmly with a microfibre cloth. A stronger solution of vinegar to water can be used if needed.
Extreme hard water areas
Around Australia there are some unique locations which have extremely harsh conditions. In some cases stubborn stains can occur in under 1 year. Examples include Adelaide, Perth, and some regional cities which may have very high mineral concentrations. In these harshest of water environments, EnduroShield is a great choice. Without the protection of EnduroShield, your glass may have to be replaced or professionally restored.
EduroShield allows you to have great looking glass, but it takes a little more work due to these specific environmental conditions. In such conditions, minerals are so prevalent in the water that they can still create a build-up on top of the coating and become difficult to remove. We recommend using the vinegar / water solution (1 part vinegar to 4 parts water) every week or so as a cleaning option to reduce this build-up on the surface, rather than allowing the build-up to accumulate over a long period of time.
Maintenance as such is not required other than the regular cleaning and reasonable care.
What to aviod
Be careful not to use any rough, gritty, abrasive, highly acidic or alkaline cleaners as they may cause permanent damage.Do not use cleaners which are designed for other purposes than cleaning glass. This includes products such as bleach, Gumption, Jiff, Ajax, Shower Power, Mr Muscle, Exit Mould and cerium oxide. They will damage the glass itself as well as the protective coating. Razor blades and other metal tools should not be used to clean the treated glass.
* The silicone used on your shower can take water in 24 hours. It will not however reach a high level of hardness within the silcone for 3 to 6 days, depending on climatic and site conditions. The end user must take great care with the silicone whilst fresh. This includes putting weight against panels and actuating the door. TFS does not accept liability for glass moving out of place, on uncured silicone. For these reasons, we recommend that the shower screen is not used for 7 days. Please contact us for more information if you wish.