How To Clean Your Bathtub And Tile Surround

How To Clean Your Bathtub And Tile Surround

27 February 2019
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One of the most challenging residential cleaning tasks homeowners have to complete is deep cleaning their bathtub and its tile surround. Water scale, mold, and other challenging aspects of bathtub cleaning often dissuade people from cleaning and delaying the process only makes things worse.

If the bathtub and tile surround in your home have clearly seen better days and something must be done to get them looking better, then use this procedure and in under an hour they will look fantastic:

Step 1: Inspect the Damage

To determine exactly what's needed to clean your bathtub, first, you need to thoroughly inspect it.

The cleaning products and tools you need to use to clean your tub and tile surround depend on the substances stuck to them. For example, if mold or mildew is present, then you need to spray it with chlorine bleach. Alternatively, if there is a lot of hard water scale on the tiles, then a different cleaning product is necessary.

Step 2: Clean the Tile Surround First

The best way to clean the tub area is to start at the top and work your way down. Take a damp cloth and remove any dust or dirt that has settled on the top ridge of the tile. This area is a magnet for dirt and most homeowners forget to clean it.

If there is mold or mildew present on the tile or caulking, then spray it with a solution of chlorine bleach and water. Let the bleach solution sit for a few minutes to give it time to kill the mold.

While the bleach is doing its job, use a plastic scrub brush and abrasive cleaner such as Comet to scrub down the tiles and grout lines. Once you have finished scrubbing, then wash down the tiles and the grout.

Step 3: Scrub the Bathtub Itself

Once the tile is all clean and looking great, then it's time to scrub the tub. You can use Comet to scrub the tub as well, but if it has greasy looking stains on it, then you should use liquid dish soap first to remove any grease deposited from hair conditioners and shaving gels.

Step 3: Make the Plumbing Fixtures Shine

Now that the tub and tile are looking great, you need to wipe down the plumbing fixtures with a hot soapy cloth followed by a rinse with clean water. 

If the fixtures are finished with chrome, you can revive them by rubbing them with aluminum foil. 

For Additional Residential Cleaning Assistance

Finally, if you need any additional assistance with the tasks of cleaning your home, then a local residential cleaning service can help you. There really is no need to struggle with the deep cleaning tasks when there are professionals out there who can do the job more quickly with just the right tools and supplies.

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