Many men and women enjoy a spa experience to help them relax and recharge their batteries after a long stressful work week. You can make your own bathroom feel like a spa experience by adding a whirlpool tub.Filling a whirlpool tub with soothing warm water while you sit back and enjoy the massaging feel of the jets against your tired and sore muscles, provides a home sanctuary.
Regardless of how often you soak in your whirlpool tub, mildew and mold can buildup in the jets and round the outside of them. This buildup makes cleaning your whirlpool tub an important step in your regular cleaning routine. There are a few simple tips and tricks you can use to make the cleaning process a little easier and a lot less back breaking.
Cleaning the Whirlpool Tub Without Breaking Your Back
Fill your whirlpool tub with very warm to hot water. Make sure the water level is approximately 2 to 3 inches above the jets.
Open the windows in the bathroom to provide adequate ventilation. You can set up a large fan aimed directly at the open window to help push strong bleach and chemical fumes out of the house.
Add 1/4 of a cup of dishwasher detergent and 1 cup of household bleach. Liquid dishwasher detergent is better for this job, but powdered detergent will work also.
Turn the whirlpool jets on for at least 5 to 10 minutes to let the dishwasher detergent and bleach mix into the water and begin their cleaning job.
Turn the whirlpool jets off and drain all of the water out of the tub.
Refill your whirlpool tub with plain water. Use very warm to hot water. Make sure to refill the tub 2 to 3 inches above the jets once again.
Turn the jets on for another 5 to 10 minutes to rinse the dishwasher detergent and bleach residue off of the whirlpool the surface and out of the openings of the jets.
Turn the jets off and drain all of the water out of the whirlpool tub.
Use a microfiber cloth to wipe the opening of the jets and remove any remaining mold, mildew, dirt, soap scum and grime.
Repeat this cleaning process once per month or more if you use your whirlpool tub often. Do not wait until you see or smell a buildup of mold or mildew.
Whirlpool Cleaning Tips
Always work in a well ventilated room to avoid breathing in chlorine bleach.
Do not push metal objects or any hard objects into the jets to help clean the insides because you may damage the jets.
Use the hottest water possible to ensure a good and thorough cleaning.