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Bathtubs, Shower Pans & Tile (New & Restored)

  • Regularly clean your bathtub(s): The more your tub is used, the more it needs to be cleaned. If you clean your bathtub regularly, you can avoid heavy scrubbing because the grim won’t build up. If you practice this habit, you won’t need us anytime soon.
  • Use mild cleaners: We recommend Dawn dish soap. Avoid cleaners that are abrasive, gritty (Comet, Ajax, etc.), and/or acidic (Scrubbing bubbles, Soft Scrub, homes remedies with vinegar, etc.). Also, avoid cleaning with abrasive pads (SOS Pads, etc.).
  • Don’t set toiletries where they can trap water: Water will work its way through anything. Rock, metal, etc. It will do the same to your tub. Use the shower head hanging baskets or a special wire rack that does not sit or seal to any surface water can work underneath.
  • Don’t use bath mats in tubs: These mats keep us in business because they trap water. When you step on the mat, the water is forced out from under it, causing the water to carve into your bathtub. Within months to years, this will wear and ruin a surface.
  • Don’t use non-slip stickers in tubs: These stickers will leave marks on you tub. After the stickers lose their adhesive, they peel off, leaving behind an area that hasn’t worn with use like the rest of the tub. For example, if you pull the fish stick off of the tub, you’ll still see a fish on the bottom of your bathtub.
  • Clean any chemicals that spill on your tub ASAP: Don’t let chemicals like Goof-Off, bleaches, hair dye, etc. remain on your tub for any extended period of time.
  • Apply silicone around the edges of your bathtub: Silicone will flex and give with your tub. Applying it around your tub can help protect the grout by collecting the mold and mildew buildup (particularly the buildup around the grout lines where soap scum, water, etc. settles during or after bathing). Because silicone is not made to be permanent, it can be pulled/scraped off and reapplied when the bead is icky or unsightly.

Kitchen Sinks (New & Restored)

  • Use mild cleaners: We recommend Dawn dish soap. Avoid cleaners that are abrasive, gritty (Comet, Ajax, etc.), and/or acidic (Scrubbing bubbles, Soft Scrub, homes remedies with vinegar, etc.). Also, avoid cleaning with abrasive pads (SOS Pads, etc.).
  • Do not place hot cookware directly in the sink after use: Be sure to set hot pots, pans or other cookware aside, allowing them cool to room temperate before placing them in the sink.
  • Place sharp items in the sink with care: Sharp items (like knives, forks, etc.) can scratch, wear or even gouge the surface of sinks. So be cautious when placing these items in sinks.
  • Remove chemicals from the surface ASAP: Stains caused by hair dyes or chemicals may occur. Remove these solutions from the surface immediately to avoid staining.
  • Don’t keep dish cleaning supplies on the sink’s surface: Items like sponges, dish soap, sink mats, etc. can trap water, which can damage the finish of sinks over time. Find another place to keep these items to avoid accelerating the wear on your sink.
  • Maintain the caulking around the sink: On a regular basis, check the silicone surrounding the sink, including where the new surface sink surface meets any tile, drain, fixtures or solid surface. When necessary, replace this silicone. Colorado Tub Repair recommends using GE 100% Silicone.
  • Repair continuously leaking/dripping faucets promptly: Again, this will prevent water damage to the sink.

Countertops (New & Restored)

  • Clean regularly: The more your countertops are used, the more they need to be cleaned. If you clean your countertops regularly, you can avoid heavy scrubbing because the grim won’t build up. If you practice this habit, you won’t need us anytime soon.
  • Use mild cleaners: We recommend Dawn dish soap. Avoid cleaners that are abrasive, gritty (Comet, Ajax, etc.), and/or acidic (Scrubbing bubbles, Soft Scrub, homes remedies with vinegar, etc.). Also, avoid cleaning with abrasive pads (SOS Pads, etc.).
  • Always use hot pads and cutting boards: In other words, never place hot items directly on your countertops.
  • Maintain the silicone surrounding all edges of the countertop and backsplash: This includes the silicone around the sink(s).
  • Remove chemicals from the surface ASAP: Stains caused by hair dyes or chemicals may occur. Remove these solutions from the surface immediately to avoid staining.
  • Do not keep water-trapping materials on countertops: Items like sponges, soap containers, etc. can trap water, damaging the finish of countertops. Find another place to keep these items to avoid accelerating the wear on your countertops.
  • Use new or restored countertops as you would a regular formica or soap stone countertop.

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