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Clean your bathtub on a weekly basis

If they are maintained on a regular basis, a majority of bathtubs will stay clean. Make sure you clean the bathtub once a week in order to prevent stains and soap scum buildup. To prevent the formation or stubborn water spots, use either a squeegee or towel to dry out your tub after each use. Takeout toys, products, and bath mats, after it has drained since rust can form when there is any trapped water.

Unfortunately, when it comes to cleaning bathtubs, there is no “one size fits all” solution. It is very important for you to know what type of bathtub you have before you apply any harsh chemicals or products. When some tub liners are subjected to abrasive cleaners it can cause them to corrode and peel.

How to clean a porcelain bathtub

It is safe to use most bathtub cleaners on porcelain. For discoloration and stubborn stains, mix water and bleaching powder, like Comet or Ajax, to make a thick paste. Then scrub the area and low the mixture to sit for 30-45 minutes, and if necessary, rinse and repeat. For extreme situations, you can try to use a handheld scrub brush, heavy-duty sponge or porcelain sandpaper.

How to clean an acrylic bathtub

It is safe to use most non-aerosol and non-abrasive cleaners on acrylic. Scrub Free, Kaboom, Fantastik, 409, and Glass Plus are recommended products. Make sure that you rinse off the chemicals thoroughly.

To use a natural cleaner to soften up mineral deposits, use a vinegar and water solution. Don’t use an abrasive cleaner like Soft Scrub, Ajax, or Comet since they may cause irreversible damage to the liner of an acrylic tub.

How to clean a fiberglass bathtub

You can clean a fiberglass bathtub with non-abrasive bathroom cleaners, liquid laundry detergents, or dishwashing liquids. You can make a natural cleaning by using water to wet baking soda to form a paste. Then rub the paste on a brush or sponge to clean. To get rid of stubborn stains, allow the cleaner to sit for one hour. To remove tough stains such as oil-based paints, tar, and adhesive use an acetone nail polish remover. Apply the acetone with a cotton ball and then rinse it off.

If you need help getting your bathtubs clean reach out to Think Maids today. Give us a call.