By installing a saltless water conditioner that utilizes chelation technology, you will be able to prevent future build-up while slowly removing that which is already there. Since hard water makes detergents and other cleaners less effective, you will experience even more difficulty removing the stains. Hard water stains will require a little more effort, however, and may mean letting a solution set for a period of time. The discoloration of yellowed bathtubs can be removed using a solution of salt and turpentine and then rinsing well. These days acrylic bathtubs are one of the most popular types available, so odds are good that you have them installed in your home. A good anti-bacterial spray will come in handy and likely deodorize at the same time. Keep sponges and rags handy for wipe downs after use. Use a sharp tool to scrape away toothpaste buildup on the sink or the soap scum on the tub.
Before cleaning anything, get the right tools and agents ready to go: gloves, mop, sponge, paper towels, scrub brush, toilet brush, surface and glass cleaners (in spray bottles), hard water stain removers, scum removers, and something for the floor. A stiff toilet brush will almost always take care of surface stains. Have a spray bottle of surface spray (commercial or your own bleach-based solution) to treat shower and tub enclosure walls after daily use. You should make sure that you remove the excess soap on the walls of your shower after every time the shower is used. If you have a hard water problem, you will soon notice a build-up of soap scum on your shower door, walls and tub. This is because the scale build-up holds on to the soap scum and makes it far more difficult to remove. As a result, you will find the stains far easier to remove after you install a saltless water softener that uses the chelation system. With the help of a saltless water softener, however, the scale build-up will slowly be eliminated and you will find the soap scum far easier to remove. Wipe down all surfaces with a strong cleaning solution and take care of soap scum.
Wipe down the outside surfaces as well, and don’t neglect any grime that has built up around the pedestal base. Finally, mop the floor, paying special attention to the baseboard areas and around the base of the toilet where grime readily accumulates. Get everything off the floor, off the back of the sink, up off the shower floor, and out of the tub enclosure. If your shower has a lot of soap scum build-up, you can spray down the shower with a soap scum remover and let it do its job while you remove and tidy up the bathroom. One of the worst chores in your home is cleaning up built up soap and scum. And just think how thrilled we were to buy a new home with FOUR bathrooms! The communities of Midwest and the Southwest, however, are most likely to have hard water problems, which is easy to understand if you think about the geology and aquifers. Are you tired of hard water stains destroying the appearance of your bathroom?
Tackle hard water stains as needed. Tackle the shower or tub enclosure next. The first thing that needs to be done is for the routine maintenance to take place so that you clean shower doors on a weekly basis. Take care of any hard water stains and thoroughly clean the hardware (valve handles and spigot). Remove any hair or foreign debris from the drain and wipe down the hardware. Make sure the drain is clear of hair and other debris. They just have to make it a habit to spray water on all interior surfaces, swish some soap around the tub using a damp sponge and then give a final rinse. They are designed to be particularly resistant to scratches, but you should still take care when cleaning them and use a sponge or cloth instead of something harsh like a scouring pad. Besides the historical ‘yuck’ factor, we may still have flashbacks to irritable bowels and camping out in the bathroom in the aftermath of over-indulgent evenings out.
Are you concerned that hard water build-up is creating an ineffective shower and may be clogging your pipes and your showerhead? You may want to opt for a separate tote unit just for bathroom supplies since no other room requires as many. Once the shower/tub area has been cleaned, the rest of the room is a breeze. Well, I don’t know about you but I don’t feel clean when the area I am is dirty. It might surprise you to learn just how many people assume that the soap action your corner bathtubs see when you shower is enough to keep the tub clean all the time.Unfortunately, only you get thoroughly cleaned when you take a bath or shower. Hand scouring is very likely if the bowl hasn’t been cleaned for some time. Remember, you can stop and rinse the cloth out at any time. You can use your microfiber cloth dry to rally them up and then brush the cloth out into the garbage.