When it comes to installing a new bathtub, many homeowners first look to materials that are affordable while also offering quality and reliability—materials like fiberglass, for example. Fiberglass offers all the above traits along with easy installation, a range of color options and the fact that it’s simple to care for. Choose a fiberglass tub for your bathroom and enjoy a sleek, easy-to-maintain surface every time you hop in for a bath. If you have fiberglass bath tubs in Glendale, AZ, take note of the following maintenance tips to ensure a long-lasting and good-looking tub.
Like other areas of your home, you may wait until the bathtub is overly gross before deciding to clean it. Depending on the season, the area where you live and whether you have proper ventilation to remove bathroom moisture and odors, you should plan on cleaning your tub and other bathroom fixtures every other week to once a week. We know your life is busy, but pencil in time to clean for a germ-free and sparkling bathroom because, when you think about it, the bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home.
Use gentle cleaners and cleaning tools
Whether you have soap scum buildup or mildew forming around the edges of your tub or you wipe it down on a regular basis, avoid using abrasive cleaners and don’t use harsh cleaning tools that will scratch your fiberglass bath tubs in Glendale, AZ. Pair a gentle cleaning solution—like diluted dish soap or a non-abrasive cleaner manufactured for fiberglass tubs—with a soft cloth or sponge. As fiberglass is rather susceptible to scratching, never use a scrub brush or coarse pads.
Keep heavy or sharp objects from falling
Cracks and scratches can be unsightly, and they may even require repair work. So consider what shower and bath items you have stored in your bathtub area. Shower caddies, loose soap dishes, heavy bottles, razors and shaving supplies, children’s toys—secure all these items from falling down into the tub. If you have to use any tools near your fiberglass tub for maintenance purposes, lay a thick blanket down to protect its floor and surface from heavy or sharp objects that may get dropped or knocked over.
Fix damage immediately
Should your fiberglass tub sustain damage, such as cracks, deep scratches, gouges or a small crater from a dropped heavy object, you need to call in the professionals—and quickly—for an assessment and repairs. Don’t wait to call the pros—even if the damage appears small, it has the potential to expand. So that little crack on the side of the tub could spider out causing further, more costly damage. If the damage is not a mere surface scratch on the finish like you first thought, repairs may not be possible and you may have to replace the entire fiberglass bathtub.
Need repairs made? Have questions about how to maintain your bath tubs in Glendale, AZ? Interested in more information about new fiberglass bathtub installation? If any of these circumstances apply to your situation, contact A-1 Porcelain & Fiberglass Service L.L.C. today.