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    LESLIE: Donna in South Carolina needs help with a cleaning situation. What’s going on?

    DONNA: I have shower doors that have years of soap scum buildup.

    TOM: OK.

    DONNA: And I’ve tried several preparations that I’ve bought in the supermarkets and nothing has happened.

    LESLIE: And was one of those C-L-R?

    DONNA: Yes, I have tried that. Yes.

    LESLIE: And that didn’t work for you.

    DONNA: No.

    LESLIE: Did you try something as simple as white vinegar?

    DONNA: No, I never tried that.

    LESLIE: It could work. I mean, generally, that’s really excellent at breaking down mineral deposits: salt buildup from evaporation of water on concrete or even around your faucets, etc, like on your kitchen counters. That might do a little bit of getting into it.

    There’s also something – I’ve never tried it for soap scum but it’s a green product from a company called [NuTech Formulations] (ph) and they have these wipes called Grime-Away.

    DONNA: OK.

    LESLIE: And I mean they really work very well at getting away all sorts of odd buildup. I had this little flowerpot that I kept on my windowsill that, over the years, it had two pieces of tape that I peeled off and then dirt stuck to it and then all sorts of other yuck stuck to it. And I just, for years, ignored it and picked up one of these wipes and it all disappeared. So that could be something and you can find that pretty much at any home center. I mean that’s worth a shot. I would definitely start with the vinegar; see where that gets you.

    DONNA: Alright, just put it on straight? Any type of scouring?

    LESLIE: Normally, I would mix it with water but if it’s a lot I would just go straight with the white vinegar.

    DONNA: OK. Alright, well thank you very much for your help.

    TOM: You’re welcome, Donna. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.

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