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How do I look after and maintain my walk in bath?

Regular Cleaning #

  1. After Each Use:
    • Rinse the tub with warm water to remove any soap residue and body oils.
    • Wipe down the surfaces with a soft cloth to prevent water spots and mildew.
  2. Weekly Cleaning:
    • Use a non-abrasive cleaner specifically designed for bath surfaces. Avoid harsh chemicals that can damage the finish.
    • Clean all areas, including the door, seals, and any jets or nozzles, if your tub has them.
    • For jetted walk-in tubs, run the jets with warm water and a little bit of mild detergent or a cleaner recommended by the manufacturer, then rinse thoroughly.

Door Seal and Watertight Integrity #

  • Regularly inspect the door seal for any signs of wear or damage. This is crucial for preventing leaks.
  • Clean the seal gently with a damp cloth to remove any debris or buildup that might affect the door’s watertight integrity.

Anti-Slip Surface #

  • Most walk-in baths come with an anti-slip floor surface. Clean this area regularly to maintain its effectiveness. Avoid using abrasive cleaners that might wear down the anti-slip texture.

Fixtures and Fittings #

  • Clean faucets, handles, and other metal fixtures with a non-abrasive cleaner. Be sure to dry them after cleaning to prevent water spots and mineral buildup.
  • If your walk-in bath has a handheld showerhead, regularly clean and inspect the hose and head for any signs of wear or blockage.

Drain and Overflow #

  • Regularly clean and inspect the drain and overflow. Remove any hair or debris to ensure proper drainage.
  • Consider using a mild drain cleaner or a natural alternative (like baking soda and vinegar) to keep the drain running smoothly.

Ventilation #

  • After using the bath, make sure the bathroom is well ventilated. This helps to prevent mold and mildew growth, especially in and around the tub.

Regular Inspections #

  • Periodically inspect all components of the bath, including any moving parts, for signs of wear or malfunction.
  • Ensure that any electrical components (like whirlpool jets) are functioning correctly and safely.

Professional Maintenance #

  • If your walk-in bath has complex features like whirlpool jets or heated surfaces, consider scheduling periodic professional maintenance to ensure everything is working as it should.

Following these maintenance tips will help ensure that your walk-in bath remains a safe, comfortable, and hygienic space in your home. Regular care not only prolongs the life of the bath but also enhances your bathing experience.

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