Bathtub Cleaning by Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201. How you clean bathtubs depends on what they're made of. Enameled steel or cast iron tubs are very durable and resistant to most cleaning chemical. You can use heavy-duty cleaners and degreasers to remove bathtub ring, and even a little scrubbing with mild cleansers from time to time won't do any harm. Be careful of harsh powdered cleansers and don't use heavy pressure with even a mild cleanser, or it will eventually dull the surface. Keep strong acids such as bowl cleaner and hydrofluoric rust remover out of enameled tubs too. If you need to remove a rust stain, use oxalic acid.
Fiberglass tubs must be treated more tenderly. Do not use any kind of abrasive cleanser, steel wool, or anything that can scratch and dull the surface. Scrub only with a white nylon backed sponge, and a mild cleanser, which is approved by many fiberglass manufacturers for use on their products. For general cleaning, you can just use a neutral cleaner. It doesn't have to be a specialized fiberglass cleaner.
The secret of efficient tub cleaning, Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. 60201 espouses, is to keep after it. A tub that's been neglected for a month or more will definitely be a challenge. A mild phosphoric acid solution is the best keep- up cleaner for tubs. Use a white nylon backed sponge to apply it to the tub. You don't want to breathe any spray mists in such close quarters. Let it sit on there for three or four minutes. Make sure you get the corners and all those places that accumulate hard-water deposits. Then scrub lightly with the nylon side of the sponge and rinse. Proceed top to bottom, tub edges, sides, and then the bottom, working your way from the high water end down toward the drain. Buff dry with a cleaning cloth, and do the hardware last.