If you like soaking in a jacuzzi after a trip to the gym, chances are you and your sore muscles are not soaking alone. Soap scum, mold, mildew, bacteria and pathogens love soaking in warm water just as much as you do.
Water remains in jetted tub pipes after you drain them completely. In a whirlpool bathtub, soaking in water that remained in the pipes after your last bath is not a happy thought. It’s the same as reserving a gallon of dirty bathwater from your last relaxing soak and pouring the stagnant water back into the tub the next time you use it.
Keep your jets clean to avoid the health hazards associated with filthy water in your whirlpool bathtub. Knowing how to clean bathtub jets properly will keep you soaking in good health.
The whirlpool bathtub get dirty in part based on the type of soap you use, your skin cells, natural body oils combined with your soaking solutions like baby oil, essential oils or skin softeners that are not completely removed from the pipes.
Now that I’ve got your attention on the importance of keeping the whirlpool bathtub clean, here’s how to take care of the problem.
To clean the entire whirlpool bathtub system and tub exterior, follow this process every month or more frequently if needed. Don’t let dirt and grime build up or you’ll have more scrubbing to do to get the tub clean.
– Fill the tub with hot water, approximately an inch above the highest jet.
– Make sure the water temperature reaches at least 140º F (60º C).
– Add 1/2 cup of laundry detergent or the amount used to clean 1 load of laundry as recommended by the detergent manufacturer.
– Run the jets for 15 minutes.
– Drain the tub and refill with clean lukewarm water.
– Run the jets for another 15 minutes.
– Drain the bathtub.
– Dry the tub completely by wiping it down with a clean towel.
Nothing feels as good as a job well done!
Image Credits: A WHIRLPOOL TUB