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Shower Doors vs Shower Curtains

When thinking about renovations to a home you might be inclined to put shower doors in the bathrooms of your home. There are certainly a lot of advantages to this but what most people don’t know is that there are also a lot of disadvantages. Grout Restoration Works understands that there is a lot more involved when it comes to cleaning and repairing your shower and taking care ofshower doorsthan is led onto. We want to help you make the best decision possible when it comes to your showers.

Pros

One of the biggest pros to shower doors is the look that it adds to your bathroom. It feels put together and a bit more of a higher end home. Many homeowners opt for shower doors because of this fact. It is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Additionally, you don’t have to worry about a dripping shower curtain on your floor. There have additionally been studies shown that shower curtains made of polyvinyl chloride plastic which contains several toxic chemicals. These chemicals can cause respiratory irritation, damage to the central nervous system, liver, kidneys, nausea, headaches and even a lack of coordination. The most common of symptoms include eye irritation, nose and throat discomfort, breathing difficulty, skin reactions, headaches, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, and nosebleeds. Therefore, a shower door certainly takes out any health risks associated with a shower curtain.

Cons

One of the biggest cons to shower doors is the fact that they must be maintained. You might think that there isn’t much maintenance with shower doors but because they must be installed with caulking to keep the water from seeping into the metal frame and cause mold and mildew to grow. However, that caulking needs to be regularly checked and cleaned. Once the mold and mildew start to grow in the frame it is very difficult to get it out. This can cause another host of problems when it comes to your health. If you have ever taken a shower door off, then you know just how much mold and mildew is hiding underneath the frame.

Grout Restoration Works helps to get your tile and grout back to its original health. We want to make sure that you make the best decision for you and your family. Whether that means you regularly clean and keep up with your shower doors or you get organic safe shower curtains, only you can decide. If your shower is needing to be cleaned and the caulking replaced then call us today for a free home estimate!