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Bathroom Tips: How To Clean Your Bathtub Safely And Thoroughly

    You would certainly not  want to relax in a filthy tub. Isn’t it?  The longer you wait to clean a dirty tub, the more difficult and time-consuming it is to clean it.

    Regularly cleaning the bathtub can reduce a once-a-year two-hour task to a monthly ten-minute task. Knowing how to properly clean a bathtub can mean the difference between a relaxing bathing session and an unattractive disaster.

    Keeping your tub’s grout and glass pristine for longer is possible by removing soap scum. Natural ingredients like baking soda and vinegar, as well as strong cleaning agents like bleach are useful while cleaning a bathtub depending upon how dirty it is.

    Regardless of the state of your bathtub’s whiteness, you can easily clean it by using the appropriate ingredients.

    Do you have a built-in bathtub in your washroom? Or do you have the freestanding bathtub for that exquisite bathing experience?  Whatever the type of your bathtub is, this article would help you in knowing how to get rid of dirt and filth with gleaming results.

    Making your bathtub cleaning part of your daily routine is the best way to keep it looking as good as the day you bought it. So make it a point to do so at least once a month.

    If you’re a fan of relaxing in the tub, keep on reading to learn how to properly clean it and to get some expert advice on how to keep it squeaky clean.

    Baking Soda Can Be Used To Clean A Bathtub

    When it comes to cleaning a bathtub, baking soda is a low-cost, easy, and ecologically friendly option. It’s also an excellent technique to get rid of bad odors and remove any sludge from the drain.

    1. Sprinkle baking soda all over  your bathtub and then spray  vinegar and water solution on top of the bicarb for a regular clean and getting rid of the stubborn stain.
    2. The mixture will start to bubble. After five minutes of fizzing, use a sponge to clean the mixture until a paste forms.
    3. Allow the paste to sit for an additional ten minutes before wiping it clean with a soft cloth and running water.

    A Vinegar Bathtub Cleaning Technique

    As a natural disinfectant, vinegar is a fantastic choice for both a quick spruce and a more thorough clean of a bathtub.

    1. Dilute equal parts of white wine vinegar and water in a plastic spray bottle to make your own bath cleaning solution.
    2. Use a sponge or microfiber towel to remove the grime from your bathtub after you’ve sprayed it.
    3. Wipe away the vinegar and water solution after letting it sit on the tub for around 15 minutes.

    A Bathtub’s Jet For Cleaning

    A jetted bathtub requires a different approach to cleaning than a standard tub. If this is your first time cleaning it, review the instructions in the owner’s manual.

    Air controls may need to be closed by some manufacturers for cleaning, while others prefer leaving them open, and some manufacturers recommend using particular cleaning products for their jets.

    1. The jets should be covered by 5-8cm of hot water when the tub is filled to the brim.
    2. Two teaspoons of low-foaming dishwasher detergent and four tablespoons of white vinegar should be added.
    3. For about 15 minutes keep on running the jets.
    4. Refill the tub with cold water, run the jets for 10 minutes more, and then drain completely.
    5. Rinse well and use a nonabrasive cloth to remove any gunk off.
    6. Dental floss can be used to remove dirt from around the jet covers if necessary.

    person sprinkling cleaning powder on tub and wiping it

    Cleaning The Drain In A Bathtub

    1. Pour six tablespoons (4 fl oz / half a cup) of baking soda or bicarbonate of soda down the bathtub drain.
    2. Add white vinegar to the mixture in an equal amount.
    3. This mixture will bubble and foam in the plug, breaking down any blockages similar to unclogging a blocked shower drain.
    4. Finally, flush the solution down the drain with boiling water.

    Cleaning a Bathtub With Bleach

    Make sure you wear gloves when you’re working with bleach, and use an old toothbrush to scrub away any stains and mold from the grout and sealant around your bathtub.

    Keep the windows open while cleaning and be sure to promptly rinse away any bleach.

    Stains In A Bathtub Can Be Removed By Following These Steps

    You can use bleach on an old toothbrush (as described above) to clean a stained (badly stained) bathtub. Rinse thoroughly and do not forget to wear rubber gloves the entire time.

    Alternatively, you can use an old toothbrush to apply baking soda and then scrub it in thoroughly. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before rinsing well and repeating the cleaning process with white vinegar.

    How Do You Clean a Freestanding Enamel Bathtub?

    Enamel bathtubs may be cleaned easily if they are cleaned frequently. When the bath is still warm, use a moist cloth to remove all soap residue. Here are a few pointers for cleaning it.

    When cleaning an enamel bathtub, avoid using scouring powders or steel wool because they might scratch the surface.

    1. In order to prevent enamel from wearing away and becoming discolored, never use anything acidic, not even vinegar.
    2. Remove your plug and turn off your faucets. Standing water or persistent dripping can discolor your carpet.
    3. Warm water and dishwashing liquid are all you need for a thorough cleaning of  the bathtub. For 30 minutes, let it get soaked in the mixture. Then rinse and  pat dry with a clean, non-abrasive cloth.

    person wiping a white bathtub

    Why Keeping Your Bathtub Clean Is So Essential?

    Cleaning the bathtub everyday and deep-cleaning it weekly is necessary to prevent illness and infection, particularly among the elderly and the unwell. Filthy bathtubs can lead to:

    Mold and dust inhalation – these can be hazardous to the health of people with pre-existing illnesses such as COPD, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pneumonia, or other respiratory ailments.

    Bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens – these can survive for a week or more on bathtub surfaces. You must use antibacterial cleansers on a daily basis to keep bacteria, viruses and other pathogens at bay so that you do not get unwell due to these.

    Final Thoughts

    Even when you use  a lot of soap and water, it doesn’t feel like you’re getting clean when you take a bath in a dirty tub. For this reason, you should clean your bathtub on a regular basis and deep clean it once a month at the very least to keep dirt at bay .

    While removing limescale, soap scum, mineral deposits, and debris from your bathtub may seem like a daunting task, you can accomplish the task in just a few simple steps and in minimal time if you develop the habit of cleaning your bathtub at regular intervals.