People probably have little idea of what is the right way to maintain bathroom items such as the bathtub, sink, toilet, and such.
The bathtub is one of the most used items in the bathroom every day. You would not want to use it if it is not properly cleaned or if you see some unwanted particles from the previous user.
Here are some maintenance tips for you to check on; not just on how to maintain the cleanliness of the bathtub, but most especially how to maintain it and use it for the long run.
Rinse After Each Use
Using your bathtub may seem like you’re cleaning it at the same time, but, any soap, oils or bubble bath can contribute to the dirty build-up of scum and slime in the long run.
For you to avoid this, you can rinse your bathtub with water every after you use it and you can also scrub it twice or thrice a week. This only takes up seconds to minutes of your time and can save you a lot of cleaning time in the future.
You can also run your shower into the bathtub if it is located exactly at the top of your bathtub. Just be sure to get water on all the bathtub’s exposed surfaces for it is not just the center that has dirt in it.
Scrub The Entire Tub Twice Or Thrice A Week
The scrubbing schedule of your bathtub may depend on how frequently you use it. If you do not take up much time on the bathtub, you can always clean it even just twice a month or once every two weeks.
You’ll need to use a clean cloth with soap and water in order to maintain the cleanliness of your bathtub. You can purchase a commercial scrubbing soap, or you can make a DIY soap for it. Mix it with a cup of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide and for extra scrubbing of dirt, you can add a half cup of corn starch or salt.
After scrubbing, focus on the part where there is more dirt. You’ll be ending up with a sparkling tub that’s completely free from dirt and unwanted smell.
Remove Stains As Necessary
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your bathtub is not a guarantee that it will not have any stains or discoloration over time.
To refrain from having these problems, be sure to keep up in removing stains if your see one; because you’ll not be able to know what kind of dirt will be there permanently or temporarily. Prevention is always better than having to deal with the more problematic scenario in the future.
You may be able to see the stains if you spray it with a water-vinegar mixture and you simply just have to sprinkle baking soda on top of it and rinse it with water afterwards. Repeat this process if there are still unwanted marks and stains that you can see.
Maintaining your bathtub will be a great help to you and your family. If in case you don’t have the time to clean your tub, you can always call Shaul’s at 778-397-4850. We also service bathtub installation and repairs. You may schedule an appointment here for your plumbing concerns.