How to Clean a Bathtub

Bathtubs are havens for hard water stains, bacteria and soap scum. Almost nothing is better than a shining, clean bathtub. Few things are worse than a grimy, stained bathtub. We’ve all seen those bathtubs with the pink ring around the basin and the soap ledge with all that weird crust. It could happen to anyone. These days, our schedules are so hectic. It’s easy to understand how the bathtub gets neglected. That’s why we’ve decided to share some of tested methods for cleaning a bathtub.

The best way to clean your bathtub is to use environmentally friendly, green cleaning supplies. The good news is that you’ve already got most of the ingredients hanging out in your cabinet! With a little bit of baking soda, vinegar, peroxide (and a hint of elbow grease), you can be equipped to neutralize bathtub stains and odors with ease.

  • The first step toward a clean bathtub is to remove any shower curtain liners, bath mats and personal products from the area. You want to start with a clear space.
  • Next, spray the entire area a vinegar solution.
  • Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  • Use a soft bristle scrub brush or toothbrush to loosen debris and wash away grime.
  • For tougher stains, you can use a paste of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Peroxide is a natural bleach alternative and can help lift those tough stains.
  • Rinse the area with clean water.
  • After using the tub, keep mildew, mold and soap scum at bay by spraying the area with a vinegar solution.

Healthy Bathtub Cleaning Solutions

Vinegar – Vinegar is a great green cleaning agent to use in
bathtubs. It’s ideal as an all-purpose cleaner, brightener, and herbicide. It’s
great for bathtub cleaning when mold or lime is present.

Hydrogen Peroxide – Use hydrogen peroxide to kill mildew and
mold, and use alongside baking soda when making grout cleaning pastes. Hydrogen
peroxide is an anti-fungal, an antiviral, an antibacterial and is an
environmentally safe alternative to chlorine bleach.

Baking Soda – When it’s time to scrub out the tub, baking soda
is your new best friend. Because of its alkaline pH, baking soda is a great
moisture-absorbing mold killer and mild abrasive cleaner. Use baking soda in
place of chemical abrasives and other harsh solutions.

Tea Tree Oil – You can use a dilution of tea tree oil as an
antibacterial and anti-fungal agent to help keep your bathtub free of mold and
troublesome bacteria.

Perhaps nobody understands the value in a clean bathtub better
than the home cleaning professionals at Maid Brigade. When we clean your home
and your bathtub, you can rest assured that you’re getting a high-quality
professional cleaning that’s free of hazardous chemicals.


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