Cleaning the tub is never fun. If you’re someone who relies on a walk-in tub because you have reduced mobility, getting on your hands and knees to scrub it down probably isn’t even an option. But cleaning your walk-in tub doesn’t have to be a back-breaking chore. There are a few simple tasks you can do on a regular basis that will keep it clean, so you don’t have to worry about a tough scrub-down later. Keep reading to get some tips on keeping your walk-in tub clean.
Wipe Off Excess Water
Certain areas of your tub allow water to settle a bit more easily than others. The primary location you’ll want to pay attention to is the seat. You might notice a small puddle here after your bath. Simply use your hand to wipe the excess water down into the footwell so that it can go down the drain. Do this with any other surfaces where you notice puddling too. Doing so will help it dry faster and prevent the buildup of scum and residue.
Wipe It Down after Use
Better yet, just wipe down the tub entirely. Use a dry rag and run it over all of your tub’s surfaces. This picks up lingering moisture and residue so that it doesn’t settle onto the tub’s surface as it dries. This doesn’t need to be a perfect polish of your tub either; just take 1 or 2 minutes, and let the rest of it air dry. You’ll still be making a big difference in keeping your bath clean.
Use a Leave-On Spray
There are several types of cleaners out there that are designed to be sprayed onto your tub or shower and left there—no wiping or scrubbing needed. These cleaners can help to break down soap scum and prevent the formation of water spots as your tub dries. Give the whole tub a quick spray-down after your bath, and you’ll have to worry about cleaning it a lot less often.
Watch What You Put In
Finally, pay attention to what products you’re actually using in the tub. While products to tend to your personal hygiene aren’t a huge concern, be cautious when using bath oils, bath salts, and other such products. These are more likely to leave films and residues on the tub’s surface, which dirties it very quickly—and makes it incredibly slippery.
For people who own walk-in tubs, maintenance is much easier than trying to thoroughly clean your bathtub. So follow these tubs, and you won’t have to worry about in-depth cleanings nearly as often.