The aristocratic bathing experience given by the bathtub makes people feel at ease. However, the cumbersome cleaning work has made many customers who are busy all day long choose not to use. In fact, as long as you develop the habit of regular cleaning, you can easily do the daily maintenance of the bathtub. When we understand why the bathtub is yellow and dirty, we can do a better job of daily cleaning.
Why is the bathtub yellow?
- The scale formation is not cleaned up.
Everyone should know that after bathing, use a soft cloth to clean the bathtub. Otherwise, the dead skin, soap scale and scale of the skin that has fallen off after bathing will always adhere to the inner wall of the bathtub, forming a dirty yellow stain.
- Breeding bacteria
If there is no dry sewage after cleaning the bathtub or it is not used or cleaned for a long time, in a humid environment, the bathtub is prone to mildew, especially the wooden bathtub. If the sewage is not drained after cleaning, the bathtub will absorb the sewage to mildew spots.
- Built-in items form stains
Metals can rust when exposed to water. Therefore, if metal objects are left in a damp bathtub, rust will adhere to the bathtub and make it yellow. In addition, the anti-slip mat placed in the bathtub will remain in the cylinder after cleaning. Over time, the gel on the bottom surface of the anti-slip mat will stick to the bathtub. When it is taken out, it will inevitably have the colloid which is peeled off and adhered to the bathtub.
- Bathtub dyeing
When the bathtub is used for a long time, it will turn yellow. Especially in places with poor water quality, the bathtub will be dyed for a long time. Acrylic bathtubs are relatively unsatisfactory and are more prone to scratching. If subjected to strong alkali corrosion, the surface will be damaged.
How to clean the stubborn stains in the bathtub?
- Wash with vinegar
The acidic component of vinegar can effectively decompose mold stains and dissolve them. Therefore, to deal with the stubborn stains in the bathtub, you can spray the vinegar onto the stains and wait for about half an hour. If it is mold, bacteria and other dirt, the coverage of the stain is large, put the bathtub in the water, then pour the vinegar into the water and soak for several hours. The stain can be easily removed after waiting for the end. If there is a stain that is particularly stubborn and difficult to decompose, apply a mixture of vinegar + baking soda to the stain and wait for a while before the stain is completely decomposed and then removed.
- Clean with special detergent
There are many bath or bathroom cleaners in the market that can effectively remove stubborn stains without damaging the bathtub. Spray the cleaner on the dirt according to the instructions for use and wait for a while to dissolve. However, pay attention to the material of the bathtub when purchasing. Do not purchase special detergent containing bleaching ingredients when removing the enamel bathtub, so as not to damage the surface of the bathtub.
- How to clean stubborn stains in bathtubs – clean with decontamination powder
Decontamination powder contains a chemical that has a grinding action and can quickly treat stubborn stains. Sprinkle the decontamination powder on the stains in the bathtub, sprinkle with water to make it a paste to cover the dirt, or first wet the bathtub and then sprinkle the decontamination powder. Wait for a while, then wipe with a rag or brush with a brush. Do not use decontamination powder for the cleaning of stubborn stains in ceramic bathtubs, because the decontamination powder will wear the porcelain surface to make it tarnish.
- Wash with hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide helps to remove heavy dirt accumulated over many years and can be sterilized. When using, spray the spray bottle with hydrogen peroxide to spray the stain, and then spray and clean it. After cleaning, the surface finish of the bathtub will also be improved. However, it is important to note that when using hydrogen peroxide, it is best to wear gloves to prevent prolonged contact with corrosive skin, and to keep the bathroom ventilated.