The average American spends at least 416 days of their life in the bathroom. It’s meant to be a sanctuary, but it doesn’t always get the cleaning attention it deserves.

Only 38% of homeowners clean it at least once a week. Having to clean a toilet is the most dreaded of all household tasks, right along with having to clean a tub.

Read on for an effective and easy guide to cleaning your bathtub.

Determine What Type of Tub You Have

Before you even try to clean a tub, you need to know what type it is. The three most common are:

  • Acrylic
  • Porcelain enamel
  • Fiberglass

Fiberglass and acrylic tubs may get scratches but are stain-resistant. Porcelain tubs can’t be bleached, and chipping the enamel will cause it to rust later.

Find the Right Products and Tools

Use natural cleaning products, such as a mixture of hot water, baking soda, and dish soap. Put hot water over it and then sprinkle it with baking soda.

Avoid steel wool and abrasive scrubbing pads for bathroom cleaning. Use scrub brushes with nylon brushes because they’re gentle but effective.

Start Cleaning

Remove and clean any clutter before you begin. Wipe down anything else around the tub that could be dirty, such as:

  • Tiles
  • Walls
  • Grout
  • Caulk

Scrub away soap scum with a toothbrush or cleaning brush. Clear out any clogs in the drain. Use your natural cleaner on every part of the tub, but you may need a stronger chemical cleaner if it’s extra dirty.

Around 70% of homes already have mold. If you find it in your bathtub during deep cleaning, use a spray bottle of hot water and four tablespoons of bleach (unless you have a porcelain tub).

Drain out any water and dry it with a rag or towel. This removes the moisture that mold thrives in and wipes away any remaining dirt, water stains, and other blemishes.

Keep it Clean

Rinse off any residue left over from the cleaner. Wipe down the showerheads, faucets, and other fixtures to remove any water spots or smudges.

Wipe your tub dry after you use the bathroom. Keep the fan running after you shower so moisture doesn’t build up.

Hire Cleaning Services

Knowing how to clean a bathtub doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. You can get help with the entire bathroom, the room that tends to require the most diligent and exhausting scrubbing.

The best way is to hire a professional service. It gives you more free time, makes sure your home is always reasonably clean, and reduces your stress.

Where to Find Help to Clean a Tub

Cleaning a tub is a dreaded task but one of the most necessary. It’s a common place for problems such as mold, dirt, and soap scum to build up.

Find out what type of tub you have, then create a green cleaning solution and get a soft scrub brush. Remove and sanitize any clutter, then scrub the entire tub and dry it out. Periodic wipes and dries help you keep it clean, and hiring cleaning services makes it much easier.

Lemon Blossom Cleaning Services can help you keep your whole home sanitized and sparkling. Get a quote today.