How to clean the bathtub

After a tiring day at work, do you want to return home to relax in a dirty bathtub? The more you delay the cleaning process of your bathtub, the harder it is going to be! Bathtubs are infamous for attracting bacteria, mildew, and rust, and your bathtub cannot self cleanse itself, so you would have to take the initiative.

So follow each of these methods explained step-wise and follow the one which is suitable for your bathtub.

Steps for cleaning an acrylic bathtub

Acrylic bathtubs are a massive hit among homeowners, but it needs extensive cleaning to retain its polish and shine. If you do not have time to follow this routine, you can use non-abrasive cleaning products on your acrylic bathtub.

  • Take some cleaning product or a cup of baking soda and scatter it evenly on your acrylic bathtub. Let the product dry for at least 10 minutes and allow it to remove the dirt buildup from your bathtub.
  • Use a slightly wet soft cloth and scrub the baking soda on the areas having stains.
  • Take a bristle brush and sweep it along the sides and the edges to capture the dirt.
  • Use plain water to rinse the tub and then wipe it with a dry cloth.

Steps for cleaning fiberglass bathtubs

Fiberglass bathtubs have become quite popular due to their stunning appearance and ease of cleaning. However, fiberglass bathtubs are often easily scratched, so always clean them using the right pair of tools and supplies.

  • Mix one part of water and two parts of white vinegar and pour it into a spray bottle; after spraying this solution all over your bathtub, allowing it to sit for 15 minutes or so. In case there are tough stains in your bathtub, you will have to soak a towel in a solution of baking soda and vinegar and place it on the stains.
  • Once you see the dirt coming from your bathtub, start cleaning it with a wet sponge.
  • Clean the bathtub thoroughly and if there is any residue left even after this, wipe it off with a clean microfiber.

Steps for cleaning porcelain bathtubs

Homeowners who have an eye for sophistication prefer porcelain bathtubs, but you need to be careful while cleaning them because using abrasive cleaners and brushes can damage the surface.

  • Mix equal amounts of ammonia, water, and baking soda into a container and use a sponge for dipping into the solution and scrubbing the tub.
  • If there are yellowish stains on your bathtub, it would be better to pour a solution of lemon juice and salt on the stains and then use a sponge to scrub gently before following the previous step.
  • Once your tub is rinsed and dried off, it will look refreshing, shiny, and polished.

Cleaning your bathtub once in a while would not ensure the tub’s longevity, and thus you would have to get into a routine. Follow these methods once a month and make it a habit of cleaning your bathtub with plain warm water after taking a bath.

Thanks for reading this article. Sara’s Cleaning Service serves Buffalo NY, Amherst NY, and Erie County NY. Give us a call at 716-986-8377 or request a quote here .

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