A heavily used bathtub can result in unsightly stains and residue over time. In order to maintain your tub, you need to put a bit of effort into maintaining its like-new appearance and functionality. Here are some tips for removing dirt, mold and mildew from your tub and sustaining its shine.
Let it sit
One of the easiest ways you can cut down on the grime is by utilizing a cleaner that works on its own. There are many cleaning solutions on the market that will do the hard work for you, as long as you allow them to sit on the surface and dissolve the debris. Invest in one of these cleaners to keep your tub sparkling with little effort.
Give it a good scrub
If you have caked on soap scum or debris, you might need to use a little elbow grease. Put on gloves, apply cleaner and get scrubbing. Check your manufacturer’s recommendations before using abrasive cleansers or scouring pads as these can damage the finish on some surfaces.
If you have a removable showerhead, use it to spray your tub entirely to get rid of the grime that's been loosened along the way. Allow your shower to run to completely remove all of the remaining dirt, mold and mildew removed by your scrubbing.
Cleaning your tub once a week can help you keep it in working order and make for a more pleasant bathing experience.