Yellowness, black and rusty spots, gray stains are unpleasant phenomena that often occur on the surface of the bath. They spoil the appearance of the product, deprive the interior of harmony and are sources of bad mood of the plumber owners.
So that you could forget about these troubles forever, we prepared a review where we studied in detail the causes of various kinds of plaque, and also found solutions how to get rid of stains and rust in the bath.
Types of pollution and methods of dealing with them
Bath, which clearly needs cleaning.
• Rust. She is a frequent guest in our homes. Most often, it appears due to the fact that water passes through the old pipes and washes away iron from them. The older the house, the greater the likelihood that rust will quickly appear in the bath. It is not washed out with water and a sponge. It requires cleaning with special means, which will be discussed below.
• Soap. It remains on the surface of the plumbing, when we wash our hands with soap, shampoo hair, take a shower with gels. In many cases, if you do not wash it in time, then it is not so easy to get rid of it.
• Yellow film. Very ugly looks like a bathtub covered with yellow bloom. It occurs most often in old houses, where water pipes have not been replaced for a long time. Over time, biofilms and oxides form on them, which are washed out along with the water and thus fall on the surface of the bath.
How to forget about rust and raid forever?
• White and gray scurf. This type of pollution is accumulated by hard stains and clumps, all due to the high salt content in the water and its increased rigidity. It is not easy to clean them, but you can with the help of tools that can dissolve calcium compounds.
• Mold. Mold on the plumbing surface is not common, it usually occurs on old bathrooms that have been chipped and cracked during operation. It must be removed with special antifungal solutions.
• The usual daily raid. It is easiest to wash it off, because these are just particles of the epidermis, contamination caught on the surface of the bath when washing hands, hair or body.
Before you start cleaning
What you need to know before cleaning the bath?
There are several recommendations that should be followed when cleaning the bath. It is advisable to study them before proceeding with the process. If you comply with them, the plumber will delight their beautiful appearance for a long time.
• Do not rub the bath surface with hard metal brushes and scourers. They can mechanically damage plumbing and permanently spoil it.
• Do not use toilet products for cleaning the bath. Resort to the help of specialized cleaners, depending on what problem you specifically need to deal with.
• Always use gloves, even if you choose a harmless detergent. Long skin contact with water and cleaning will not lead to anything good.
• It is recommended to wash acrylic and enameled surfaces only with soft products. Prefer not abrasive gels, powders in this case it is better to leave aside.
• Powdered products should be applied on a wet surface.
• When you fill the plumbing with gel or liquid detergent, do not be lazy and distribute it well in the bath so that after washing it does not leave bleached leaks and stains.
• Today the market of household chemicals is replete with "magic" cleaning products that promise an incredible result after the first use. Do not blindly believe advertising, before buying a particular tool, read various reviews and comments on forums and otzovik sites. Directly in the store, examine the compositions for the presence of aggressive substances.
Effective folk remedies to combat plaque and rust in the bath
Folk cleanser bath.
• Mustard and mustard powder. These popular spices are useful not only for cooking culinary masterpieces. They will perfectly cope with a touch on cranes and brilliant metal surfaces.
• Vinegar. It will help to lighten the bath for a few tones and rid it of rust and yellow bloom. To do this, it is necessary to dilute 9% of vinegar in water 1: 1, that is, a liter of vinegar is taken per liter of water. Dip towels in it, then place them on the surface of the bath. Leave them for at least 3 hours, then clean and rinse the bath.
• Soda. Favorite by many housewives means that gently and delicately copes with cleaning a variety of surfaces. To effectively remove plaque, rust and other contaminants, apply it on the wet surface of the bath, rub a little and leave for 20-30 minutes. Then soak the sponge in vinegar, clean the bath well and leave for another half hour. After the done manipulations, once again, walk over the surface with a sponge dipped in vinegar and rinse with warm water.
• Lemon acid. If limescale has accumulated on the bath or rusty smudges have formed, then citric acid will cope with them once. To do this, dissolve in 2 liters of hot water (not boiling water!) 2 tablespoons of acid. Using a sponge, apply and evenly distribute the solution, or use the same technique with waffle towels as we described in several points above. After 30 minutes, you can wash the bath and enjoy the result!
Mustard powder gives the crane shine.