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Tips for the Tub Stains

Bathtub stains, whether it is soap scum or calcium, lime and rust buildup, can be a pain. They look horrible, and they can make a bathroom lose its luster. They also can take forever to clean without the proper materials. The worst thing about tub stains is that everyone has them.

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of North Austin understands your plight, and we want to offer some cleaning solutions. Before you read this, know your tub – what it’s made of and what may happen if the wrong cleaning solution is used.

Here are a few cleaning tips that may work for you:

  • Rust? Go orange: For rust stains, an orange oil-based cleaner may be just what you need. Use the cleaner with a soft scrubbing pad. Make sure your tub is dry when cleaning.
  • Porcelain remedies: For those without abrasive powders, plumbing experts suggest using a paste of borax with water to clean all porcelain tubs. The borax can be spread using a sponge or pumice stone in an effort to remove soap scum. Rinse the buildup with water.
  • Give a wipe-down: After every shower or bath, wipe your tub and the walls with a wet sponge. This helps in removing excess water, which could aid in the growth of mold and mildew. If you don’t want to buy the after-shower cleaners, it has been suggested by experts to mix hydrogen peroxide with water to make a homemade shower spray.

Let these tips assist you in giving your bathtub that immaculate look once again. Feel free to call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of North Austin for information, or contact us online today.