We all cut corners sometimes, and occasionally these shortcuts can become bad habits. In fact, whether some bad habits stem from having limited time or a simple distaste for doing certain chores, the end result can be the same – namely, that our little bad habits are damaging some of the most treasured spaces in our homes, such as our bathrooms.
Below, we’ll point out some of common bad habits that you may not even realize are damaging your tub. When you are ready to start reversing this damage and breathe new life into your tub (and bathroom) with tile and/or bathtub refinishing, however, contact Colorado Tub Repair.
Avoid These Things to Avoid Damaging Your Tub
1 – Not rinsing your shower/tub after using it
After showering or bathing, residue (including skin cells, soap scum, etc.) can remain on the walls/sides of your bathtub. Although you may be in a hurry to get on with your process of getting ready, however, taking just a minute or two to rinse off your bathtub/shower can remove this debris and:
- Prevent it from building up on your tubs’ surfaces
- Minimize the longer-term damage that can result from such buildup (such as the deterioration of grout, etc.).
2 – Leaving your bath products on the ledges of tubs
Where do you keep your shampoo, body wash and other shower products you use? If it’s on the ledges of tubs (rather than hanging somewhere that allows the water to drain away), then you are likely causing water to be trapped between the products and the surface of your tub. This can, in turn, accelerate water damage to a tub.
3 – Not regularly cleaning your tub
Do you clean your bathroom on a regular basis? Is cleaning your shower/bathtub a part of this process? If not, then again, you could be slowly damaging your tub, as, similar to first point above, the buildup of debris on tubs’ surfaces will slowly start to eat away at the grout surrounding the tub, as well as the surface of the tub itself.
4 – Using the wrong cleansers on your tub
To properly maintain a tub, it’s not simply enough to clean it regularly, as the types of cleansers used are also important. In fact, if you are using especially abrasive or stringent cleansers on your tub, you could be doing more harm than good, as these cleaners may also be damaging the surface of your tub.