When it is time to clean the bathroom, everyone in the family has something else to do. Definitely, it is not the same as watering the garden or walking the dog. However, this is an activity that should be done at least once a week or more if you have a large family. That is why the bathtubs are made of materials that allow them to be easily cleaned and with sufficiently resistant surfaces to be strongly cleared if necessary.
To make the chore of cleaning bathtubs easy, make sure everyone rinses the tub or shower stall immediately after using it. They just have to make it a habit to spray water on all interior surfaces, swish some soap around the tub using a damp sponge and then give a final rinse. This way the accumulation of scum on the bath is reduced to a minimum.
Tips for Cleaning Bathtubs
Bathtubs in bathrooms are made from various materials, where porcelain is the most widely used material. Then there are acrylic and fibreglass tubs that are lighter and easier to install than their porcelain counterparts. This is the preferred option when remodelling and in new constructions.
Clean porcelain tubs using some non abrasive powder or liquid cleanser and a damp sponge. Stubborn soils can be removed using a synthetic scouring pad and then rinsed well.
In case of fibreglass tubs, be careful while scrubbing the bathtub to avoid scratches on its surface. Use commercial fibreglass cleaning product or some nonabrasive liquid cleaner with a damp sponge and then rinse with water.
Use Rubber Gloves for Protection
Rust stains in bathtubs are best removed using commercial rust removers. However, make sure using rubber gloves for protection from the acid in these products for cleaning bathtubs.
Always remember to remove hair from the drain traps before cleaning bathtubs in bathrooms, to prevent clogging of drains. The rind that forms on the tub can be cleaned using a nylon netball or pad. If the stain is a stubborn one, let a paste of cream of tartar and hydrogen peroxide dry on it and then wipe it off when it dries.
The discolouration of yellowed bathtubs can be removed using a solution of salt and turpentine and then rinsing well. However, make sure you wear rubber gloves when you do this too.
Cleaning Bathtubs and Your Shower Stall
If you have a shower stall in your bathrooms, you can prevent mildew from forming on it by wiping the shower walls with a towel every time after you shower. Leaving the shower door ajar lets air circulate and discourage mildew growth and helps with cleaning bathtubs.
A solution of white vinegar and water is great for removing hard water deposits on shower enclosures. Cleaning glass shower doors with a sponge dipped in white vinegar gives the door a sparkle. The scum in shower doors can be loosened using a solution of a cup of liquid fabric softener and a quart of warm water.
Mineral deposits in shower heads can be cleaned by taking apart the head and soaking it in vinegar. The deposits then have to be loosened using an old toothbrush while holes can be cleaned using a toothpick, ice pick or wire.
With all these tips, you will find it easy to maintain and clean bathtubs in your home.
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