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Common Glass Shower Door Repairs

When you experience wear and tear on your glass shower door, repairing it can seem like an overwhelming process; however, it doesn't have to be.

Today, you'll learn how to do the most basic shower door repairs and when you need to call a glass expert to fix or replace your shower door.

Glass Shower Door Repairs You Can Do Yourself

If you've had your glass shower door for a while, wear and tear is bound to occur.

You might be able to fix the following issues yourself if your glass shower door:

  • Sticks
  • Won't close
  • The hinge is slipping/sagging

These three issues can occur for a couple reasons: screws might be loose, or soap scum and buildup have occurred.

To fix these issues, you'll want to start by checking to see if the screws or hinges are loose. If so, you can easily tighten them with a screwdriver. If that's not the issue, you'll want to thoroughly clean your shower enclosure - from the door to the hinges - with a cleaner that's able to tackle soap scum.

Related: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You About Keeping that Glass Shower Door Clean

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Glass Shower Door Repairs You'll Want to Call an Expert to Handle

On the other hand, anything major should be repaired by a professional.

You should call a glass expert if your shower door:

  • Has a deep scratch or chip (not a surface scratch)
  • Leaks
  • Squeaks when open/closed
  • Is falling off the tracks

These issues occur for a variety of reasons. For one, if your shower door is leaking or falling off the tracks, it probably needs to be realigned. This is a hard job that requires taking the door off its track.

Your shower door could also be leaking because of a problem with your seals.

If your shower door has a deep scratch, an expert has the tools to buff it out. In some cases, a chip could mean that you need to replace the shower door because it threatens the integrity of the glass. For deep scratches or chips, make sure that you find a glass professional to look at the issue. However, if you have a surface scratch, you might be able to fix it yourself.

Related: How to Repair Scratches on Your Glass Shower Door

When you need a shower door repair, the first step is to make sure you find out whether you can DIY or if you need to call a professional. If the problem persists after cleaning your shower door and tightening the screws, you'll want to call a professional.

If you're looking to install a new glass shower door, contact Arrow Glass & Mirror today!

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Duraslide Pte Ltd wrote:
16 Apr 3:56am
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