Perhaps many of us know this situation, when a perfectly white bathtub and shining sink gradually lose their flawless look and tarnish. Rusty streaks appear on the walls, and the surface is covered with a dense coating of soap and lime, which is not so easy to clean. But the bathroom is used by the whole family several times every day. Hence, it is particularly important that this room, which is designed to make the family members clean, is kept crystal clear itself. The bathtub, sink, and tiles must not be let to “grow over” with limescale and rust. It is better to clean them more often. In this case, cleaning will be more effective and less time consuming.
What to clean the bathtub with?
The choice of bathroom cleaners is huge today. For a really good result in cleaning, you should know and remember a number of factors directly affecting the bathroom contamination:
Water hardness. If it is high, bathtub and sink inevitably require cleaning more often.
State of water supply pipes. If they are corroded, their rust will get onto the plumbing fixtures surfaces.
The material from which the bathtub is made. Cast-iron, acrylic, steel bathtubs — each of them requires a separate approach. Therefore, it is so important to pay attention to the composition of the cleaning agent. Household chemicals for the bathroom often contains aggressive substances or abrasive particles. It may turn out that a popular powder or gel would be dangerous for the bathtub coating. Things with cast-iron or steel bathtubs are a bit simpler: the range of products for them is wider than for acrylic ones.
Besides of danger for the bathtub coating, aggressive acids and alkalis contained in household chemicals can harm the person using them. The majority of heavy chemicals, including the ones designed for bathroom, have a specific strong smell. This means that particles of the product easily come into contact with skin or clothes, penetrate the body and can cause allergic reactions or other diseases.
The B&B Company offers UNICUM bathroom cleaner which is suitable for all surfaces: be it tile, enamel, stainless and chrome-plated items. Spray format ensures a wide coverage zone, therefore there is no chance for contaminations to remain even in hard-to-reach spots. UNICUM bathroom cleaner effectively removes limescale, rust, soap deposits and uric scale, and disinfects the surface. A protective layer left by this product prevents further contamination. It is suitable for cleaning not only bathtubs, sinks, bidets, shower cabins, but also for removing scale and rust streaks on any other plumbing fixture.
How to clean the bathtub: work procedure and life hacks
It is easy to use the bathtub cleaner effectively:
first you need to moisten the surface with water;
apply the product (due to a convenient spray, it spreads itself over the surface);
if contamination is intense, rub the surface with a soft cloth or sponge, a microfiber cloth will also be suitable;
rinse the product off with water.
Cast-iron and steel bathtubs are coated with enamel, so the principles of cleaning them are alike. In no way may metal or other abrasive sponges be used for removal of dirt from enameled surfaces. This ruins the enamel layer, causes microcracks and scratches. Besides, no matter how stubborn the layer of limescale or rust is, you must not use cleaning agents for toilet bowls in the bathtub. Aggressive acids contained in them destroy the bathtub enamel and gloss almost in an instant.
Life hack: Do not let the water, even if it is clean, stay in the bathtub for a long period. If you still have to do it (for instance, when the water supply is cut), wash the bathtub with UNICUM bathroom cleaner immediately after emptying it. It is not enough to just rinse it with clean water, since chemical additives and rust particles contained in tap water deposit on the bathtub surface and cause its tarnishing.
Acrylic bathtubs gain an increasing popularity, and there is a good reason for that:
acrylic bathtub retains heat much longer cast-iron or steel one;
acrylic does not tarnish over time;
acrylic bathtubs are practically not subject to the appearance of chips or cracks;
care for acrylic bathtub is not complicated.
However, acrylic bathtubs also have drawbacks:
the surface of acrylic is prone to scratches, however, you can get rid of them with the help of special polishing pastes;
soaking linen in such a bath is highly undesirable;
too hot water cannot be poured in acrylic bathtubs;
like enameled ones, acrylic bathtubs do not tolerate abrasives and agents with aggressive components which can destroy their surface.
To clean acrylic surfaces, it is better to use UNICUM cleaning agent for acrylic bathtubs and shower cabins: it is specially designed with all the features of this material in mind, acts as efficiently as possible and at the same time gently.
Life hack: Obstinate stains from colored linen, hair dye, rust and so on stick to acrylic easily. Therefore, you must not soak linen or dye hair in acrylic bathtub – use a wash-basin for this purpose. Faulty plumbing can make rust remain in the bathtub and has to be repaired immediately. If, despite the precautions, a stain still appeared on acrylic, it should immediately be treated with UNICUM cleaning agent for acrylic bathtubs and shower cabins: let the composition rest on the stain for a quarter of an hour, then gently wipe the stain off and rinse the bathtub with clean water.
The bathtub must be clean – this is an axiom. Special cleaning agents and their regular use will guarantee hygienic cleanliness and attractiveness of the bathroom.