Friday, January 15, 2010

Sparkling Clean Tub

Do you have one of these in your bathroom???

This is not my tub by the way...However, I do have a corner style jetted tub in my master bath. I thought it would be so great to have such a luxurious spa-like retreat only steps away. A place where I could fill up my glorious tub with hot water and lavished bath salts. My stress would drain from my mind and life would be peachy. WRONG, WRONG AND WRONG AGAIN!!! If you have one of these monsters, I bet you know why I have such a dislike for this thing. Every time I fill my monster up with water and turn the jets on, particles of blackish-brown gunk come rushing into my crystal clear bath water! Yes this thing is haven for all things gross and nasty...a regular bacteria farm! You see, if you do not use your tub on a regular basis (like at least two to three times a week...hello water bill$$$) the stale water that is left in the jet hoses from the previous bath starts to grow nice, slimy bacteria! This can make you very sick! Let's think about this for a moment. We get in a hot bath. Dead skin cells, bacteria from our skin and dirt are all deposited into the bath water. Once the water is drained, some of this nasty water stays in the jets because there is no way to expel it. I have even tried to turn the jets on after the bath water is drained to get this excess water out of the jets. This only causes damage to the pump and a mess to clean up. Which brings me to the point of this post....How to keep the monster clean? I did a little research and found this receipt.

  1. Fill the tub with HOT water three inches above the jet.

  2. Turn off the air induction valve.(this keeps the fumes from the bleach from knocking you off your feet)

  3. Pour 1/4 cup of powdered dish detergent in the water

  4. Pour 1/2 cup of household bleach in the water

  5. Run the jets for 10-15mins on high pressure.(please note you need to ventilate the bathroom during this process...Trust Me!)

  6. Drain the tub and refill with clean COLD water (three inches above the jets)

  7. Run the jets 10 mins as a rinse.

  8. Drain Tub and wipe down with a cloth.

Do this about twice a month to keep your monster sparkly clean and avoid the bacteria confetti.

Talk to you soon!!

1 comment:

  1. Ewww, I know all about that black, gunky stuff coming out of the jets. Isn't it so icky? Thank you for sharing the cleaning tips for it. We've been using a bleach product here in England that is working pretty well.


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