Who wants to relax in a dirty bathtub? No one. If you ignore the dirt, it just gets harder to clean later. But if you clean your tub regularly, it’s a quick and easy job that only takes about 10 minutes each month instead of a big hour-long chore every six months. Plus, keeping your tub clean helps your grout and glass stay cleaner for longer.

First, let’s start with the right bathtub cleaning supplies

All you need are these supplies to make your bathtub sparkle and gleam again!

  • Dawn Dish soap
  • Scrub Daddy (or Mommy)
  • Cloth or hand towel
  • Sponge
  • Baking soda
  • Tub-and-tile cleaner (if you have it)
  • Clean bucket
  • Spray bottle with bleach (only for tackling mold and mildew)

A few tips before we start the process

  • If you’re cleaning both the shower wall tiles and the bathtub, tackle the tub last.
  • Make your bathtub cleaning experience more comfortable by folding a towel several times to create a cushion for your knees.
  • Dealing with a slow drain? Try pouring four tablespoons of baking soda followed by two cups of vinegar down the drain. After the bubbling stops, flush the drain with boiling water.
  • For stubborn stains, create a paste using baking soda and water. Apply it to the stain and allow it to sit for a few hours before wiping it away once dry.
  • Keep your bathtub drain free from debris by using a mesh drain catcher.

Steps for Bathtub Cleaning

  1. Fill a bucket with hot water and pour it over all surfaces of the tub.
  2. Sprinkle baking soda on all areas of the tub. For tougher grime, consider using tub-and-tile cleaner instead.
  3. Prepare a cleaning solution by mixing half a gallon of hot water with two tablespoons of dish soap in the bucket.
  4. Dip a scrub sponge or stiff nylon brush into the bucket solution, and scrub all surfaces of the bathtub.
  5. Periodically rinse the sponge or brush in the bucket and transfer the soapy water back onto the tub.
  6. For stubborn dirt or stains, sprinkle baking soda directly onto the sponge or brush before scrubbing vigorously.
  7. Once satisfied with the cleanliness, rinse the tub using the bathtub hand sprayer or the bucket.
  8. Lastly, polish the tub faucet, drain, and handles with a clean, dry cloth.

How to Remove Mold or Mildew from Your Bathtub:

  1. Prepare a solution by filling a spray bottle with hot water and adding four tablespoons of bleach.
  2. Spray this bleach solution onto areas affected by mold or mildew, allowing it to soak.
  3. While the bleach solution is soaking, sprinkle baking soda throughout the tub.
  4. Proceed with steps three to eight of the bathtub cleaning process outlined above.

After completing your cleaning tasks, visit the Bathroom Cleaning page for tips on maintaining your showerhead, glass shower door, and other bathroom fixtures. At Good Cleaner Co., we respect your time. Our expert home cleaning services cover every corner of your home, including your bathtub and bathroom, freeing you to enjoy your leisure time.

We offer flexible cleaning options, including one-time, occasional, and recurring services, designed to suit your schedule. Contact your nearby Good Cleaner Co. branch today to schedule your cleaning appointment!

How to clean bathtub properly
How to clean bathtub properly