The task of cleaning a bathtub has had to be one of the most unpleasant tasks on your to-do list. It's uncomfortable to crouch down and try to squeeze yourself into the tub. And it necessitates a great deal of effort.
For your convenience, we've put up a step-by-step instruction on how to clean and restore the whiteness of a bathtub with the least amount of effort possible. Read on to find out how to prepare your own cleaning solution and bring your bathtub back to its former glory! Also read the proper procedure to follow when opening a bathtub.
1. Make certain that the room is properly ventilated.
The gases from bleach are extremely toxic. If you've ever cleaned with bleach in the past, your eyes are almost certainly watering. If you're using bleach to clean a really grimy tub, you'll be working in close proximity to the bleach while you scrub it clean.
Maintaining excellent air circulation in your bathroom will prevent you from choking up bleach fumes.
If you have a window, make sure to open it.
Make sure the bathroom fan is turned on and the bathroom door is open if you don't have a window in your bathroom.
If you experience dizziness or nausea after inhaling bleach fumes, take a pause and call for help.
2. Prepare your tub for a thorough cleaning with bleach.
Remove any shampoo bottles, any loofahs, shower caddies, and soap dishes from the bathroom. Remove any anti-slip mats that you may have on the floor.
Only the stains, mold, and mildew that you intend to remove with bleach should be allowed to remain in your tub while you clean it.
3. Fill the tub halfway with two gallons of water
First, thoroughly clean the tub, removing any loose hairs or dirt that may have accumulated.
Once this is done, fill the tub halfway with two liters of water.
Note: If you don't have an empty gallon jar ready to use, you may simply leave your bathroom faucet running for anywhere between 1 and 2 minutes to accomplish the same result. Most faucets produce 2.2 gallons of water per minute on average.
Then, once you've filled the tub with water, it's time to...
4. Pour in the bleach.
When mixing bleach and water, the ratio should be 1:1. Accordingly, one cup of bleach is needed for every gallon of water. In this scenario, two cups of bleach should be used.
However, if your tub is extremely dirty and requires a thorough cleaning, you can increase the amount of bleach you use by a factor of two to one.
However, keep in mind that the odors from the beach will be stronger as a result of this.
5. Use a spray bottle to clean the tub walls.
Fill an empty water bottle half-full with bleach and half-full with water, and set it aside. Then, using a spray bottle, spray the mixture on the tub walls.
Allow at least 15 minutes for the bleach to be absorbed by the tub and walls.
6. wash the walls and tub with mild soap and water.
After those 15 minutes have elapsed, put your gloves and protective eyewear back on and use a sponge to scrape down the tub walls and the tub itself. We enjoy this unique bathtub sponge since it includes a handle, which makes it easier to get a good grasp on it while cleaning.
If you've been scrubbing hard for five minutes and the stains are still not coming off, we've found that using Mr. Clean Magic Erasers on difficult-to-remove stains can be effective.
7. Cleanse the grime off your clothes!
Open up your drain and allow the bleach and unclean water to drain down the drain into the sink. Then, using your shower head, rinse out the tub completely. Alternatively, if the drain is not accessible, fill a large cup halfway with water and rinse the walls and bottom of the tub.
Close your bathroom door and leave the fan running, as well as the window and door open, to allow the bleach odors to escape.