Bath tubs don’t get cleaned when you take a bath. Instead, they get dirtier with every use. Grimes, salt, and soap residues are left on the bath tub. You’ll never know. It could already be a thriving place for nasty germs. Cleaning the bath tub regularly will make sure that every bath time is not only enjoyable but also safe.
Cleaning the bath tub should be done properly, though. Follow the steps below to guide you through the cleaning:
- Take away everything in and around the bath tub. Toys, toiletries, loofas, bottles, and comb might only get soap residues from the cleaning if you don’t remove them. Set these things apart for later cleaning.
- Spot stains. Splash fresh water on the wall surrounding the bath tub and the tub. Obvious grimes and dirt will be flushed away with this. Wipe the wall and the tub with damp and clean cloth to remove more dirt sticking on them. Flush with water again. Do you see any dirt? Try to wipe it using the cloth. If it can’t be removed, then that is probably a stain.
- Treat the stains. Stains will need a special cleaning solution. Bleach can do the trick. But if you want a safer alternative, make a paste out of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. Add the liquid little by little to the baking soda until it becomes a paste. Apply on the stained spots. Let the solution stand there for at least 20 minutes. Check if the stain is already gone. If not, apply some solution again. Proceed with the cleaning after treating the stains.
- Apply soap. Prepare a soap-and-water mixture in a bucket. Dip the sponge in the solution and wipe the wall, starting from top to bottom.
- Scrub. Used toothbrush, nylon scrubber, scour pad, or laundry scrub can be used to scrub off grimes and dirt on the wall and bath tub. Take note also that acrylic and enamel bath tubs will need a special brush. Better yet, stick to using a cotton cloth for these bathtubs.
- Start scrubbing from top to bottom, giving more attention to the tile grouts, tub rings, and other corners. Dirt and soap residues are mostly stocked on the corners. Brush the faucet, shower, and other bathing tools installed near the bath tub.
- Clean the bath tub essentials. Remember the things you removed a while ago? This is the perfect time to clean them. Place them in the bath tub, wipe them with soapy water, and brush them one by one.
- Splash water. A hand-held shower will be helpful for this. Start removing the soap from top to bottom. Once all the bubbles are gone, check the place again if you have missed a spot for cleaning. Scrub those spots first and then rinse again.
- Wipe them dry. Using a clean, cotton cloth, start wiping the walls, the bath tub, and the bathing essentials. This should help the place dry so quickly. Arrange the things in place and finally, you have a clean bath tub.
Collecting dirt will be avoided if you splash out soap residues on the wall and the tub after your every bath. Wipe the place with dry cotton cloth, too. This way, the cleanliness of your bath tub is maintained and you can do the cleaning less often.