How to clean different types of Bathtubs

We all agree that the freestanding bathtubs are like jewelry for a bathroom. They add an essence of statement elegance and enhance the style quotient of your basic bathroom spaces. Nobody likes the sight of germs and bacteria breeding in the bathtubs, which happens frequently if not taken care over a period of time. In order to protect and prevent your precious bathtubs from getting rusted, discolored or chipped, here are some effective tips to clean the bathtubs. Different types of bathtubs require different skills to clean and incorporate different methods as well. Here, we shall study the different types of bathtubs and how to clean them.

Porcelain Enameled Bathtub

These inexpensive bathtubs which are heavier than acrylic and fiberglass tend to get chipped very easily. They are extremely durable and are easy to clean. While cleaning the porcelain bathtubs, you must stay away from abrasive cleaners available in the market. Also, do not apply scouring powder, white vinegar, and steel wool as they can damage the finish of the surface of the bathtub. Gentle cleaners are a go-to option for cleaning the porcelain bathtubs easily and effectively. Another home remedy that can work wonders is by taking a few tablespoons of dish washing soap and soaking them in a hot gallon of water. Apply the consistent and thick paste using the sponge or a rag on the surface of your bathtub. Rinse well and flaunt the shining appearance of your bathtub.

Acrylic Bathtub

These highly durable, affordable and versatile bathtubs are made using the acrylic sheets. They have a non-porous surface which can be repaired in case of damage. Acrylic bathtubs are available in a plethora of colors, shapes and sizes. However, using abrasive cleaners can ruin the outlook. Using a mild baby shampoo with hot water will help in rinsing off the germs and unwanted bacteria. It will easily rinse off the dirt and make your bathtub look spic and span instantly. Another alternative is to apply the car wax in circles on the surface of the bathtub which will smoothly remove the contaminants breeding on your bathtub. Make sure you’re not too harsh while rubbing it since the acrylic sheet might get chipped from places thereby exuding a worn out look.

Fiberglass Bathtubs

They are very durable and affordable Crafted with polyester resin, fiberglass and layers of surface coating along with other raw materials, they are quite vulnerable to getting cracked and scratched. The finish tends to fade away in sometime and hence it calls for ultimate care and maintenance. In order to clean and maintain the lustrous shine of the bathtubs for a longer duration, you must mix one cup of baking soda with a half cup of dish washer in a mug full of hot water. Use a sponge and apply the

mixture thoroughly across the body of the bathtub to avoid stains and germs. Rinse it with cold water and allow the bathtub to dry completely before your long relaxing soak.

Tips to keep in mind

Avoid using abrasive cleaners like steel wool, hard cast iron to avoid scratching chipping off of the surface of your bathtub.

Avoid leaving your shampoo bottles and soap dishes on the bathtub surface since the acids infused products lead to deterioration of the bathtubs.

Let the disinfect sit on the surface of your bathtub for at least 10-15 minutes before rinsing them with cold water.

Don’t use chemicals without any form of ventilation as the harmful fumes can lead to several respiratory problems.

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