For most people, the bathtub in their home is a fixture that is used daily, and for some, it is used by several people. For that reason, it is very easy for a bathtub to lose its great quality over time. The use of different soaps, lingering bacteria, and chemicals could all play a part in the demise of your tub. The use of the wrong chemicals, harmful soaps, and large amounts of lingering bacteria could cause your bathtub to mold, become coated in soap scum, and mildewed; all of which could cause your bathtub to lose its appeal. Fixtures in your tub could also become damaged with permanent spots, the materials could begin to rust, and your bathtub itself can begin to deteriorate. Here is how you can effectively clean your bathtub to maintain its appeal and quality:
One of the easiest ways to ensure the quality of your bathtub is up to par is to consistently clean. Lingering bacteria is not only gross but can affect the material of your bathtub and its fixtures. Before and after each use, be sure to thoroughly clean, scrub, and rinse the inside and surrounding area of your bathtub, as well as its fixtures with a safe and effective cleanser.
Using a professional-grade soap scum cleanser is a great way to thoroughly cleanse and get rid of soap scum that may be difficult to get rid of. The great thing about soap scum cleaners is that they do not require an abrasive pad that could likely scratch your bathtub over time.
Simply using a diluted bleach mixture with equal parts water, soap, and bleach is an effective way to get rid of lingering bacteria, mildew growth, and mold in your tub. Hydrogen peroxide is a great option for cleaning the tiles surrounding your tub. It is important to note that you should never use several chemicals at once. If you decide to use more than one chemical at a time, rinse in between each cleaning and allow your bathroom to ventilate.
Your Bathtub Fixtures
The faucet, shower head, and handle(s) are a different material than your bathtub which makes them more prone to deterioration. Daily use and cleaning with harsh chemicals make it easier for the materials of these fixtures to become unappealing. In some cases, this is inevitable and completely replacing them is the best option which we are happy to assist you with. To avoid needing to completely replace your fixtures, be sure to clean them with a gentle cleanser and a soft cloth is a great way to maintain their quality.
Choose Your Bathroom Fixtures From WalterWorks
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