Going au naturel can be liberating. And, when you go au naturel with your bathtub, it can be cost effective, preventing your tub from rusting and otherwise being damaged. Below, we’ll point out a few things you can do to go au naturel with your tub and, in doing so, help prolong the life of your tub.
Go Au Naturel with Your Tub By…
1 – Using liquid dish soap to clean your tub.
Instead of using harsh and abrasive cleansers on your tub, we recommend using dish soaps (such as blue Dawn liquid dish soap) that will remove the dirt and soap scum from your tub’s surface without eating away at the lining of your tub. Specifically, avoid using caustic cleansers, such as those that are acid based.
2 – Letting your tub “breathe.”
In other words, do not keep bathmats in your tub or shower. Layering mats on the surface of your bathtub will trap water between the mat and the surface of your tub. This will, in turn, mean that your tub will be exposed to water 24/7, causing water damage that will erode your tub’s lining.
For those who are using bathmats to prevent slip and falls in the shower, we, instead, recommend installing a nonslip surface on tubs that won’t damage their linings.
3 – Letting your tub go “bare.”
Along with the above point, you can let your tub go bare by not resting your bath and shower products on the ledges of tubs. Just as bathmats can trap water on the surface of your tub, so too can bottles trap water on the edges of tubs, and this can lead to rust and other unsightly damage to your tub.
So, let your bathtub go bare, and use a shower caddy or something else to hang your products so that your tub can fully dry after each use.
Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Bathtub Refinishing Estimate
While the above tips are helpful for preventing damage to your tub, if your tub is already chipped, rusted or damaged, bathtub refinishing can be your best option for revitalizing your tub.
So, instead of hiding an unsightly tub behind a shower curtain, let us help you refinish it. To get a free quote for refinishing your tub, contact us today by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.