One way to clean a Jacuzzi or Whirlpool bath

This video by About.com shows one way to clean a Jacuzzi or Whirlpool bath. I would disagree with this way of cleaning the bath as it would not be cost effective and I doubt not very deeply cleaned.

Please see what I would recommend you do / use to clean your Jacuzzi Bath. Click Here

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How to clean a Whirlpool or Jacuzzi Bath Tub

There is nothing like coming home from a hard days work or a stressful day with the kids and having a soak in the bath! Even better if you have a Whirlpool or Jacuzzi bath. Putting on some music, fill the tub with steaming water, light scented candles, pour a glass of wine, slip into the bath, and fire up those jets to gently massage and relax you—only to be coated slimy black gunk and greasy gray bubbles! EErrrrrrwwwww!

Like many Jacuzzi and whirlpool baths, under use and incorrectly cleaning can lead to the jet becoming full of  bacteria and mould. The good news is that it isn’t hard to clean and maintain your Whilepool bath.

I advise all my customers to purchase some Eddy Whirlpool Bath cleaning products. There are three products in total… Hang on, this is going to be expensive… I hear you saying, well actually no its not. All three products can be purchased for around £25 and will last for up to 5 months, but if you are getting a new system fitted you only really need 2 of the products. The Eddy cleaning solutions work out much cheaper than other DIY cleaning, like adding lemons and vinegar.

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Eddy Whirlpool Bath Degreaser, If you have never cleaned your whirlpool system in your bath, or you have just moved into a home with a whirlpool system in the bath then start with Eddy Whirlpool Bath Degreaser. This can be purchased for around £12 online. This is the ultimate degreaser for whirlpool systems, once thoroughly cleaned then use Eddy Whirlpool Sterilizing tablets

Eddy Whirlpool Sterilizing tablets are the main product in the range of Eddy cleaning solutions. You can buy these for around £6 and you get 30 tablets in total. After each time using the whirlpool function on the bath, simply drop a tablet in the water as you get out, run the bath for 2 minutes while you are getting dry, then empty the bath. Simple as that.

The final product in the range is a monthly deep cleaning agent. This is called the Eddy Whirlpool Cleaner. You use this every 4-5 weeks and will last for four cleans. To use this you need to add 125ml of the 500ml bottle to a bath of clean warm water, and with the air controller (if present) closed, switch on your whirlpool for 10 – 15 minutes then drain the bath. Rinse the bath thoroughly by filling the bath with fresh water (you can use cold water now to save money and energy) and circulating it round the system for a further 5 minutes before draining again. You could add this cleaning process to your monthly cleaning routine which I have explained here.

Hope you find this helpful.

Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Cleaning the bathroom is one of them job that allot of us hate. Ideally you have a daily cleaning routine or at the very least weekly bathroom cleaning routine that keeps the bathrooms tidy. How ever it is good practice to give you bathroom a good thorough clean at least once a year. This could be called a bathroom Spring Clean.

Below is a check list and the items you will need to perform a bathroom deep clean.

Bathroom Cleaning Supplies

  • A box/bag for clutter that belongs elsewhere
  • A trash bag
  • A long-handled duster and/or a step stool
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Spray bottle of all-purpose cleaner (or use a homemade mix)
  • Bucket of hot, soapy water
  • Bleech
  • Shower protector
  • Glass cleaner
  • Rubber gloves
  • Broom and dust pan
  • Mop

Bathroom Spring Cleaning Checklist

_____Get rid of what doesn’t belong in the bathroom: Put dirty clothes and towels in the hamper/wash basket. Gather anything on the vanity, tub surround and other surfaces that belongs in another room and put it in the clutter box. Throw trash into the bag.

_____Empty the room: Remove everything from the vanity, tub surround, shelves, back of the toilet tank, etc. Take any rugs to the laundry room and start them in the washing machine.

_____Empty the cupboards and drawers one at a time. Put trash into the bag and any items that belong elsewhere into the clutter box. After you’ve emptied each section, wipe it clean with a cloth dipped in hot, soapy water before returning the contents neatly.

_____Clean the fans and vents: Get on the step stool and carefully remove the fan vent covers. Wash them in hot, soapy water and dry them with a clean, lint-free cloth. Before returning the cover, wipe down the fan blades.

_____Get dusting: Using a long-handled cleaning tool (this is my favorite one), dust — in order — the ceiling, the top of window frames, the corners, the walls, the window casings and sills, any shelves and then the baseboards.

_____Pre-clean other surfaces: Use a dry cloth to wipe away dust, grime and hair from the vanity, faucets, tub surround, tub/shower floor, toilet tank and toilet pedestal.

_____Remove the shower curtain and clean it.

_____Tackle the soap scum in the shower and tub by spraying them thoroughly with agood soap scum remover. Let sit while you continue working.

_____Spray the vanity and sinks with disinfecting cleaner. Let sit.

_____Spray the outside and seat of the toilet with disinfecting cleaner. Let sit.

_____Clean the wood fixtures using a cloth dipped in hot, soapy water. Work top to bottom to clean the crown moulding, door jambs, window sills, doors (both sides), counter and drawer fronts, and baseboards.

_____Rinse the disinfected surfaces of your vanity, sinks and toilet with a clean cloth dipped in hot water.

_____Rinse the shower/tub well. If needed, clean the grout.

_____Flush the toilet then sprinkle baking soda in the bowl. Scrub, then pour in 1/2 cup white vinegar. Flush when foaming subsides, then apply bleech to the side of the bowl and let sit.

_____Apply shower protection spray to your shower screen and enclosure to protect the metal work and make cleaning easier in the future. I recogment Roman Ultra for this job.

_____Clear the floor : move the clutter box outside of the door and taking the trash bag to the bin.

_____Sweep the floor or, if you prefer, use the floor attachment on your vacuum to really get up all of the lint and grime. If you have a tiled floor, now’s the time to clean the grout.

_____Mop the floor using 1 cup white vinegar in 1 gallon of HOT water. Let dry.

_____Clean the trash can in another room while the floor dries using these steps.

_____Reset the room by flushing the toilet, hanging fresh towels, returning the laundered floor mats to their place, hanging the clean shower curtain and returning the dry trash can to its place.

_____Polish the shiny stuff: clean the mirror, shine the faucets and towel racks, and give the toilet paper holder a good cleaning, too.

_____Put things away: make sure to return the items in the clutter box to where they belong, then put away your cleaning tools.

Yep, that’s a lot of work but that’s why Spring Cleaning only comes once a year. And just think: now you’ve earned a nice, long bubble bath and have a sparkling clean bathroom to relax in!

Cleaning and Maintaining your bathroom

Cleaning the bathroom, to be honest, it’s everyone’s least favourite job. But if you put it off, and off, nothing short of a nuclear weapon will get your bathrooms clean once more.

Things don’t have to be that way, though.

In just 2 or 3 minutes a day, these 4 steps will deal with soap scum and build-up in your bathroom so you will never need to scrub again:

All you need is:

If you splurge on an extra bottle of glass cleaner and paper towel, these can be kept handy in the bathroom all the time.

Here’s what to do:
When you have finished in the shower but before you get out of the shower do a once over on the shower walls and glass with the shower blade removing the majority of the water. This is also a good excuse to stay in the warmth of the shower enclosure a little longer before braving the colder bathroom air.

Get out of the shower and do your normal stuff … dry off, powder, deodorant, moisturiser etc.

Take 2 pieces of paper towel and clean in this order – mirror, counters, quick wipe over towel bars, chrome in shower, and toilet lip. Throw paper towel away.

Do one of these tasks every day or two-

  • Clean bath with bathroom cleaner and do a quick wipe with wet rag/sponge
  • Clean the toilet (vinegar is ideal for this or bathroom cleaner) that a sqirt of bleech in the bowl
  • Do a quick wipe of the floor
  • Clean your shower doors (if you have them) with bathroom cleaner and/or glass cleaner, or if you have shower curtains- spray any spots with vinegar.

Each of these only take seconds if you don’t let it get out of control in the first place.

Watch for any mildew, or discolouring of the grout. Spray with vinegar and leave it to do its work.

Once a month

Using a bathroom / shower / glass protection solution or spray, protect you shower screen, chrome and glass to keep you bathrooms looking cleaner for longer. Roman offer a good solution called Roman Ultra Care.

That’s it. Your bathroom will always look terrific, and it’ll be a lot healthier too. If you don’t let build up happen in the first place, keeping your bathroom squeaky clean is a breeze.