Maintenance Tips for Your Bathtub

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It’s hard to beat the feeling of climbing into a steamy hot bath after a long day. To ensure you enjoy the most relaxing baths, it’s essential to take care of your tub. Grime and bacteria develop over time, and cracks may form when left neglected. As your trusted plumber in Corona, CA, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter is here to help you keep your tub in tip-top shape with these simple yet proven tips.

1. Avoid Harsh Cleaners

Steer clear from abrasive cleaners that can damage your bathtub. They scratch the finish of your tub, causing it to become dull and rough. As a result, dirt and stains get embedded, making them harder to remove. Hot water and gentle cleaners like vinegar are all you need to keep your tub clean and fresh. If you notice signs of damage on your tub, enlist an expert for plumbing repairs right away.

2. Wax the Tub

If you have a porcelain, recast, or fiberglass tub, waxing it now and then can help maintain its shine and repel soap scum and watermarks, making cleaning easier. You may do this at least once or twice a year. If you’re unsure about what wax to use for your tub, our plumbing company can help.

3. Replace the Caulk

When installing a bathtub, we apply caulk at all the fixtures and transitions to keep water in the unit. However, it wears out over time, causing water to leak. This leak is usually difficult to spot and can lead to an emergency plumbing issue when left untreated, so be sure to check your tub regularly and replace the caulk every five years.

4. Rinse After Each Use

Soap and oils can add to scum buildup in the long run. After taking a bath, take a few seconds to rinse your tub with water. This simple step can save you time when the day comes you have to deep clean your tub.

For more bathtub maintenance tips and advice, look no further than A.M. Plumbing & Rooter. You can also rely on us for a wide range of services, including plumbing services, installations, and replacements. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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