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How to clean your bathtub in less than 10 minutes?

Clean yourself in the clean bathroom

Hi guys, welcome to C4 Blog. Today we are going to talk about your bathtub.  A bathtub is a wonderful place. Nothing feels better than just laying in the hot, bubbly, and scented bathtub at the end of the long day.  We all love to clean ourselves there and feel rejuvenated and relaxed. And it especially feels good to clean ourselves in an equally clean space.

Cleaning your bathtub at least once a week is very important. It is better to prevent the overgrowth of soap scum, mildew, grime, and bacteria by cleaning your curtains, tiles, grout, and bathtub once a week than to deal with potential health hazards later on.

So, without any further ado, let’s get to the steps for cleaning a bathtub. You’ll   need the next things for bathtub cleaning:

 

 

 1. Rubber gloves. 

 2. Cloth and paper towels. 

 3. Double-sided sponge. 

 4. Squeegee. 

 5. All-purpose cleaner and disinfectant. 

 6. A mop pole or broomstick with a hair elastic. 

 7. Baking Soda. 

 8. Tub, tile cleaner, aka bathroom cleaner, and cleaning toothbrush. 

If you want your own natural all-purpose cleaner then mix in equal proportions white vinegar and warm water in the spray bottle. 

Step 1. Bathtub cleaning, just like any kind of cleaning, should have an order. Start from the top and work your way down to the bottom, and move clockwise. Take your mop pole with a cloth attached to it or broomstick and start high dusting. Diligence is the key.

Step 2. Remove all your bathtub items and accessories from inside the bathtub. You don’t want to get any cleaners on them. Toss things that are not going to be used and empty the trash. Wipe down all the items that you remove. Slimy soap scum, body oils, and water stains can build up on these items too. Take a paper towel and put them on top of it to be placed back in the bathtub later. 

Step 3. Pre-treat surfaces like shower tiles and curtains by spraying all-purpose cleaner on them. The all-purpose cleaner needs some time to break down the buildup. Start spraying from the top and move down and wait 5-10 minutes for a cleaner to take an effect.  If you have older stains in your bathtub, then first sprinkle some baking soda over your bathtub and spray all-purpose cleaner and leave there for 10-15 minutes.  Baking soda and all-purpose cleaner will help with breaking away older stains.

Now, take a sponge and scrub the tiles from left to right. For tile and grout that need extra cleaning, you can use dedicated tile cleaner and a grout brush; however, if you want a more natural solution and save a buck, I recommend using baking soda and toothbrush. Simply apply some baking soda on your toothbrush and scrub grout lines.

Step 4. Rinse your tiles and bathtub. You don’t want your cleaning residues to mix. It is also important to mention that you should leave a window open or a vent running while you’ll be cleaning.  Dry your tiles with the squeegee. Start from the top and move down.

Rinse your toothbrush and begin to scrub corners of your tub. Watch out for the places where soap scum has been collecting.  Soap scum can be a darker color. Just gently scrub corners. Rinse the corners and the toothbrush.

Step 5. Now spray your tub down with bathroom cleaner and sprinkle some baking soda one more time. Wait 3-4 minutes and start scrubbing it from back to front.  You can scrub handles and chrome, too.  Rinse your tub and make sure everything flows down the drain. You can use a squeegee to help dry your tub faster. Just go with it from front to back.  Easy.

Step 7. Put all of your bathtub items that you cleaned earlier back to their original place. Take a disinfectant and spray it on your cloth or directly on the points of contact such as door knobs, handles, and crane. Wipe them up.  That’s it.  You can defuse some essential oils at the end to finish the cleaning. It will aromatize your bathroom, plus if you use citrus-based oils it will kill all the remaining bacteria.

I hope you liked this blog post. Visit our website for more information about cleaning tips and tricks.  c4maidservice.com

See ya next time!

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