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May
19
2017

Does Your Tub Look Like a Nightmare?

If you’ve gone too long without cleaning your bathtub, that you’re afraid to tackle cleaning it, get some tips from the bathtub experts at Tubz. We know how quickly and easily grime and soap suds can build up in your tub, so we’ve put together some cleaning tips and tricks to make cleaning your bathtub a breeze!

First, Why Should I Clean My Bathtub?

After just a few days or weeks of use, your bathtub is bound to show signs of soap scum and grime buildup. You may notice discoloration around your drain or around the bottom of your tub where water can collect. Soap scum and grime can clog your drain and prevent easy drainage, which will then contribute to grime buildup around the edges of your tub where the water rises while you’re showering. Prevent clogged drains and avoid pipe problems with our help!

Plus, if you’re considering taking a bath, don’t even start running the water until you’ve thoroughly cleaned your tub and drain. A dirty tub can cause infection and other hygiene problems.

Bathtub Cleaning Tips

General Cleaning

Rinse with clean water and wipe the bottom of the tub. For heavier dirt or mild stains, sprinkle the tub with baking soda and spray a solution of vinegar and water. Let the mixture bubble for several minutes, then scrub with a soft cloth or sponge until a paste forms. Let the paste sit for 15 minutes, then wipe and rinse.

Porcelain Tub Cleaning

Ammonia can cut grease and remove soap scum buildup. First soak a non-abrasive sponge in a mixture of baking soda/ammonia. Dip the sponge into the solution, and scrub and repeat until you're satisfied. Be sure to rinse well when finished and wipe thoroughly with a clean rag to avoid a film from the baking soda.

Plastic Tub Cleaning

Plastic tubs are easy to clean. Start with a mild detergent and use a brush and warm water. Pour some detergent into a container and add some water. Dip your cloth into the mixture and use it to wipe off the dirt on the tub. Use a brush to remove any stubborn stains.


Feb
27
2017

6 Tips To Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom

Before you take on a bathroom remodeling project, it’s important to take a step back and learn all you can from the professionals who have been completing jobs throughout the years. Our team here at Tubz has devised some of our most helpful tips to assist homeowners with their bathroom remodels. 

Useful Tips and Tricks

1. Leave those vintage finishes: Many homeowners think about completely gutting their bathrooms and starting from scratch, although some areas are more easily removed than others. If you have vintage finishes in your bathroom, like a tile wall in your shower which is very tedious to remove, it’s best to leave those as is unless you want your budget to skyrocket. 

2. Pick the right vanity: Your vanity plays much more than just a decorative role in your bathroom. If you pick a vanity that is too big, it can overtake your bathroom, but if you pick a vanity that is too small, it can cause you to scramble for storage.

3. Plan a lighting scheme: Having the right lighting will help you get ready for the day or night and also help you set a tone for the room.

4. Have a real budget: Talk with your spouse and get a real plan of how much money you’re willing to spend, and keep to it. Knowing where you stand will make planning much easier.

5. Add a freestanding tub: Freestanding tubs give every bathroom the classic look no matter your style or lifestyle.

6. Don't be afraid to splurge: If you want to splurge on high-end materials, make sure you have room in your budget to allocate money properly so you can get exactly what you want without breaking the bank.

Nov
23
2016

Benefits of Walk In Tub

Traditional bathtubs have the potential to be a dangerous. Accidents often occur when trying to step over the tub when you enter or exit. However, walk in tubs can eliminate this danger!

What is a walk in tub?

Walk in tubs are specialty bathtubs that typically have doors that provide easy access in and out of the tub. This door eliminates the need to climb over the wall of the bathtub, making it safer for children, seniors, and everyone in between. Walk in tubs are the perfect solution for someone with stiff joints, mobility issues, or other aches and pains.

Walk in tubs are designed with safety in mind. They’re built to prevent slipping and can come with features like textured pads, in-tub seating, handrails and more to add another safety element.  Walk in tubs can even add value to your home!

How do walk in tubs work?

The door to walk in tubs is usually located on the side or the front of the bathtub. When you close the door, the seal engages to prevent water from flooding onto your bathroom floor. Most walk in tubs also have fast draining capabilities, which means you don’t have to sit in your walk in tub too long while it drains!

How can I get a walk in tub?

Walk in tubs require professional installation. That’s why bathtub experts at Tubz are the perfect choice for walk in tub installation in California! We also provide a wide variety of features for you to add to your walk in tub, including handrails, seating inside the tub, adjustable shower heads, bubble jets & more. Contact us today for your walk in tub!

Jul
6
2016

Health Benefits of Taking a Bath:

For some, taking a bath is a part of their normal routine when it comes to personal hygiene. For others, taking a bath is a special treat once in a while to relax. Did you know that there are actually many benefits of taking a bath? Read below to see what benefits taking a bath can give you!

  1. Better Sleep: Who doesn’t want better sleep at night, or help falling asleep? It’s a well-known fact that a good night’s sleep provides a plethora of health benefits from weight loss to immune system strength, why not help boost that with a warm bath! Warm/Hot water relaxes the body & your muscles which help soothe us both physically & mentally.
  2. Improves Blood Circulation: Submerging your body in a hot bath gives your blood vessels a kick start to pump blood throughout your body faster, which in turn gives your heart its own kind of workout. If you’re an athlete, consider trying a cold bath; the cold water lowers levels of lactic acid in your bloodstream which can build up during intense workouts. This can significantly improve your recovery time. Added bonus – a hot bath can also help lower blood pressure!
  3. Boost Your Immune System: Cold sufferers rejoice! Did you know that inhaling the steam from a hot bath helps clear out your nasal passages & also can help reduce inflammation? A bonus also includes a boosted mood as we are more relaxed & at ease when laying horizontally in water.

Next time you’ve had a long day just relax and fill up your tub to begin your relaxation process. Enjoy these benefits as you unwind and get ready for bed.