The moment we see a jetted tub, we immediately feel like taking a soak. Yes, that’s how mesmerizing these tubs are. Nothing like a good soak after you have had a stressful day. There is no denying the fact that they add luxury to your everyday lifestyle. However, this luxury comes with hard work. Jetted tubs require deep cleaning once a month. If you want to see your tub spick and span every time you plan to use them, then you have to ensure you clean them thoroughly. Jetted tubs are prone to accumulation of soap scum, mildew, mold, and other gunk in their jets over time. “How to Clean a Jetted Tub ?” is a article that is going to provide you the procedure and the tool needed for cleaning a bathtub.
If you haven’t used your jet for a while, then there is no way of skipping the cleaning procedure. It doesn’t take hours of labour to clean your tub if you keep cleaning them regularly. Find out how to clean your jetted tub using our easy DIY methods.
You can also read how to remove stains from acrylic bathtub.
How to Clean a Jetted Tub ?
Tools and Materials Needed for Cleaning a Jetted Tub:
Material Needed for Cleaning:
- Dishwashing Liquid
- White Vinegar
- Biofilm Remover
- Baking Soda
- A Good Pair of Gloves
- Hard Toothbrush
- Dental Floss
- Dry and Clean Cloth
- Measuring Cup
1. Vinegar and Baking Soda:
Before you start cleaning the tub, make sure that the drain is unclogged. In case it isn’t, sprinkle ½ cup of baking soda into the drain, add 2 cups of vinegar and a cup of hot water. Allow the mixture to sit in the pipe for 20 minutes. Rinse with clean water. The drain will be unclogged in no time.
2. Clean Using Household Supplies:
Fill the tub with hot water and turn off the air induction valves by turning them clockwise, this will force the water to circulate only in the internal plumbing of the tub. Add 2 tbsp of dishwashing liquid. This will loosen any greasy residue. Pour ½ cup of white vinegar. Now, run the jets at full capacity for 10-15 minutes to clean all the dirt. Fill the tub with cold water for the final rinse and switch on the jets for another 10 minutes. Drain the tub and wipe with it a clean cloth.
3. Cleaning with a Biofilm Remover:
Biofilms are generally available at the stores that sell tubs. Fill your tub with hot water and add biofilm remover to the tub as per the instructions on the remover. Turn on the jets on high pressure for about 30 minutes and let biofilm do the magic. Once done, drain the water and refill the tub with cold water for a final rinse. Wipe clean with a dry cloth to avoid any water spots.
4. Make use of Bleach and Borax
You can use this method if you see mold and mildew in your tub. Fill the tub with warm water. Add 2 tbsp of bleach to the tub and a good amount of borax powder. Run the jets on high pressure for 10 minutes. Later, drain the tub and refill with warm water for a final rinse. Run the jets again for 10 minutes. Drain the water, and your tub will be as good as new.
5. Grab Some Floss:
It’s not difficult to bring your jetted tub back to life by performing a deep clean. However, cleaning the gunk and mold in and around the jet nozzles can get tricky. We suggest you put your dental floss to a good use. They are perfect for cleaning the jet nozzles and for reaching the linings of any faucets. Just grab one and get to work.
6. Scrub Using a Toothbrush:
After having performed all the cleaning procedure if you still see some stubborn stains, use a toothbrush. Toothbrushes have the power to reach corners and hard to reach spots. Scrub over tough stains and rinse with clean water. Don’t forget to wipe with a clean, dry cloth.
We are sure by now; you already know how to clean your jetted tub. In case there is still some margin-left, and you feel the need to do some more cleaning you can always buy professional cleaning products.
While they are effective, a few of them can cause damage to the surface. Hence, we recommend cleaners that are readily available in every household. They are always easy to use and do not cause any harm to your skin or the tub. Routine maintenance is the key to a happy tub.
A clean tub is always inviting.