When the cleaning bathtub duty calls, it’s usually something we’d rather not do. Bending over in an unnatural way to clean soap scum off the bathtub isn’t easy. There are however some cleaning bathtub hacks that reduce your time and body strain.
Cleaning Bathtub Drain
You can use a mixture of baking soda and vinegar to clean your drain. When you put the two together, they create fizz and this actually breaks down any grease and hair in the drain. Use one cup of baking soda with two cups of vinegar and put it down the drain. Let it sit for about thirty minutes and then flush it down with hot water.
Cleaning the Faucets
In your bathtub, you’ll tend to end up with water spots on your faucet. This is common because water is constantly running over it and then sitting there. To easily get rid of the watermarks and shine up your faucets. All you need to do is rub a lemon over the fixtures and you’ll see the marks disappear right away.
Cleaning Bathtub with a Broom
To avoid getting on your hands and knees to scrub the tub, you can use a clean broom instead. Cover the tub with a multipurpose cleaner and then sweep/scrub with your broom. Rinse out the cleaner and you’re done. You can do this standing and a broom has more surface area so it cleans the bathtub much faster than a little scrubby.
If Your Bathtub has Black Mold
The bathroom will commonly accumulate mould due to bad circulation and moisture from hot showers. This is not something you want to ignore and should be tackled as soon as you notice it. It’s actually quite easy to get rid of the problem. Soak cotton balls in bleach water, apply around the bathtub on the edge and leave it overnight. You’ll want to use rubber gloves during this process. When you check in on it the next morning, you’ll see that the tub is completely mould-free.
Cleaning Bathtub Tiles
An easy way to clean the tiles and any mildew out of your bathtub is to spray on the cleaner, turn on the hot water, and let it get steamy. Turn off the water and let it sit for about 20 minutes. Once you’re done, create a mixture of six cups of warm water and a quarter cup of bleach. Use a dishwashing brush to scrub the tiles and grout. Any grit, dirt, mould, or mildew on the tiles will come off easily using this method.
Get out Stains
If there’s a stubborn stain on your bathtub, you can make a paste with baking soda and water. Put the mixture on the stain and let it sit overnight. Wipe away the paste and the stain should be gone.
Cleaning Very Dirty Bathtubs
If you have a very dirty bathtub to clean with stains, fill up a bucket with hot water. Put some baking soda right on your cleaning sponge and dip it into the bucket. Then scrub your tub hard.
Cotton Balls in the Corners
Some of the nooks and corners in your bathtub are hard to get to. A great solution for this is to use cotton balls. You can dip them in a cleaning solution of your choice and then stick them as far into the corner as you can get them. Let them sit overnight and the next day, remove them. All the soap scum, grime, and mildew will have soaked right into the cotton balls.
General Bathtub Cleaning with Dishsoap
As dish soap is formulated to cut down grease, it’s also a great cleaning product for your bathtub. You can use it for everything and once rinse off, you’ll find that all aspects of your bathtub are shining. You can soak the tub with dish soap and fill it with water all night if you don’t want to scrub.
Make it Sparkle with Vinegar
You can finish off your cleaning bathtub duties by spraying the whole area with vinegar and polishing it with a micro cloth. This is going to leave the tub and faucets shining and gets rid of any watermarks.
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