Scrubbing Off Mildew

When we wait a week or two to clean our bathtubs the mildew will have a chance to become stuck on and it makes our job of cleaning twice as hard then before. Because of this we are going to need to use the right supplies and cleaners to get the job done well so that the next time we clean it (a few days later) it will take only a few minutes and we will not have to scrub so hard.

Needed Supplies

  • Rubber gloves
  • Mildew remover
  • Disinfectant for bathrooms
  • Grout brush
  • Rags
  • Old toothbrush

It is important to wear rubber gloves because the chemicals you are using can dry out your skin and can even irritate it. Also you do not want to spread it to the things you touch. Also make sure that you keep a door or window open so that the fumes of the chemicals do not hurt you when you breathe them in.

When cleaning the tub you want to start with the top of the walls and work your way down. You can use the disinfectant and spray it all along the walls. Wait a minute for it to soak up the dirt and grime before you use your rags and wipe them down. Usually the top of the walls are the easiest to clean because they do not get as wet.

As you work your way down you will begin to see more and more mildew coating the walls and stuck in between the tiles. To clean the gout you will need to use the mildew cleaner and a gout brush. The tooth brush is used on the fixtures and the smaller crevices that your rags cannot reach.

Once you know that you have scrubbed off all of the mildew you can rinse the tub out. This will wipe off the excess mildew and cleaner. After this you can use a dry rag and wipe the rest off and look at how clean you tub is. To keep mildew from growing back till you clean it again use a special shower cleaner that should be sprayed all over after each shower.