How to Clean a Bath Tub

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When you live in an apartment with three other people and only have one bathroom, that bathroom can get dirty fast. We have a weekly cleaning schedule and the bathroom is one of the assigned chores, but you know how life is, people get busy, bathrooms don’t always get cleaned as thoroughly as they should. I admit, I am guilty of doing a quick surface cleaning in the bathroom every now and then.

There are several methods for cleaning a bath tub. A white distilled vinegar/water spray is a good way, and avoids use of harsh chemicals. I have also seen (and hope to try soon) white vinegar and blue dawn dish soap mix for no scrub tub cleaning. Be sure to ALWAYS, after any cleaning, rinse the shower and tub with water to rinse away any remnants of any cleaning agents.

If you are looking to clean your bath tub with bleach, as I am, it is a very simple process. First, make sure your bathroom is well ventilated, open a window if you can, turn on any fans, bring one in if you need to, be sure to get any fumes out of the bathroom. Fill the bathtub with hot water, just enough to cover the bottom of the tub. Add 6 caps full (CAP not CUP) of the bleach to the tub water and let it sit for 5 – 10 minutes. When you come back be sure to wear protective gloves and a mask (to prevent breathing in the bleach) and scrub the tub. I use a sponge wiht a scrubby pad, which I use speciffically for bathroom cleaning only. Be careful not to splash the bleach water onto yourself or out of the tub. After cleaning, drain the tub. Rinse the tub with warm/hot water to be sure all the bleach has been rinsed away. Leave the bathroom to vent for a half hour after the cleaning.

White distilled vinegar is good for killing many forms of mold, and is recommended as a cleaner before using bleach.

Happy cleaning!

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