Cleaning your bathtub is made easy with this simple guide.
A clean bathtub is a very important aspect to your bathing experience. If you have a shower/bathtub combination, you are going to want to clean your bathtub area pretty frequently, especially if multiple people are going to be using it. Out of all of the fixtures to keep clean, a bathtub is the place you want to clean the most.
Clear the Area
The first thing you want to do when starting the cleaning process is to remove all of the loose items in your bathtub. Often times, people will keep shampoo bottles and other soaps and body cleaning products sitting on ledges or shelves in their bathtub/shower area. If you are doing a full cleaning of the bathtub, you will want to remove all of these things. After everything is cleared out of the area, make sure you have it all organized so that it is easy to put back later. Make sure you have a storage bin or some other kind of container to keep all of your things while cleaning your bathtub in order to keep everything organized and easy to find when you are finished cleaning your bathtub.
Clean the Walls First
Now that you are ready to clean the bathtub, the first place you want to clean is the surrounding area or the walls of your alcove bathtub. If you have tiles in these areas, use a tile cleaner to clean from the top down to the bottom. This is so that the residue falls down onto the tiles that were not cleaned yet, ensuring that the upper tiles stay clean during the process. After you do this, rinse off the tile cleaner and other residue with water. Soon after you rinse it off, dry it with a clean cloth or rag to finish the process.
Now that the surrounding area and walls are clean, you can get started on cleaning the bathtub. First, make sure that your bathtub is dry when you begin. If it is, cover the interior of your bathtub with an all purpose cleaner. Let the cleaner sit for around three to six minutes before you wipe it off. After three to six minutes, wipe the bathtub down with the same method you used for the tile walls. Start at the top and wipe down to the bottom. After this is done, rinse your bathtub thoroughly to make sure all of the cleaner is removed before you use the bathtub. Finally dry your bathtub with a dry cloth or rag.
After your bathtub is cleaned, start to put back all of the items that you removed. If you kept all of your items organized in a bin or container, this should be very easy. If you removed your shower curtain for this process, you can now put in back on.