How to Maintain Your New bathtub or Shower

Sep 24th 2018

How to Maintain Your New bathtub or Shower

Bathroom renovation is a lot of work that can drain your pocket too. The best way to keep your new bathroom sparkling for decades is by maintaining fixtures and fittings with regular cleaning, especially the bathtub and shower.

Your bathtub and shower are two of the most used areas of your bathroom. They take no time to gather dirt with soap scum, mineral deposits, grout and grime with daily use. It’s hard to know how to clean these areas effectively without a helping hand. Let the experts at York Taps guide you with easy maintenance tips.

Quick Tips for Easy, Effective Bathtub and Shower Maintenance

  • Clean with Vinegar: Clean all surfaces with white vinegar every other day. Non-toxic natural cleaners are the safest and cheapest way to disinfect and deodorize. Fill up a spray bottle with one part vinegar and three parts water. Spray the surfaces that you intend to clean. Let it sit for a few minutes. Wipe dry with a clean microfibre cloth.
  • Clean Shower Walls and Faucets: Wipe down shower walls after you shower, every single time. Clean faucets to avoid soap scum buildup and mineral deposits from taking over. Avoid harmful detergents. Use baking soda and vinegar instead. This is because abrasive cleaners can damage the delicate fibreglass shower walls. Natural cleaners are gentle and just as effective.
  • Use Boat Wax for Shone: If you need a shine, use boat wax. Boat wax allows water to run off the walls without leaving stains. Clean the caulk with bleach. Bleach is an effective way to remove stains and mildew but why wait for them to crop up. Regular cleaning will keep the two from showing up and ruining your new bathroom.
  • Squeegee and Scrubber: For the bathtub, use a squeegee and bath scrubber with a handle so you don’t have a hard time when you get down on your knees to clean. Rinse the whole tub after a bath every single time. An easy way to do this is by turning on the shower after you are done with your bath using mild soap until there are no suds or bubbles visible. Apply vinegar on the grout if any, all nooks and corners to keep grime off and around the drain. Scrub well with the bath scrubber. Use auto wax that you use to polish your car and buff it to keep it gleaming.
  • Clean Crevices: For hard-to-reach seams and crevices between the fibreglass walls, dip a paper towel in vinegar and apply gently on the targeted areas. Let it sit for a while.

York Taps: Beautiful bathroom Accessories in Richmond Hill and Toronto

We have an impressive range of shower systemsshower enclosurestubs, bathtubs and bathroom accessories when the time comes to replace or renovate your bathroom. Our high-quality, state-of-the-art fixtures and fittings are affordable, easy to clean and maintain to last you in the best condition for years. Visit our showroom in Richmond Hill and Toronto to view our impressive products. For any help, feel free to contact our friendly staff to show you around.