Guide to Maintaining Your Walk-in Bathtub

Walk-in bathtubs for disabled persons or aging adults can make your bathroom safe and accessible. These unique bathtubs have safety features, such as non-slip floors, low threshold step-up, seats, hand-held shower heads, and grab bars.

Once you install a walk-in tub, here are some simple tips on how to maintain it:

Regular Cleaning

Bathtubs for disabled and elderly persons have a larger surface area to clean than standard tubs. Regular cleaning is important to ensure the tub’s longevity. Each week, wash all of the bathtub’s surfaces using standard tub soaps and cleaners.

Removing Residue Build up on the Tub’s Surfaces

Soap residue and oils can accumulate on the bathtub’s surfaces. You can get rid of the scum with soap, warm water, and a cup of regular bleach.

What to Avoid When Cleaning Your Tub

When you clean your walk-in tub, don’t use wire brushes, steel wool, and other abrasives. Also, don’t interfere with the electrical components of the tub.

Quick Drain Option

Standing water can promote bacteria and mold buildup in your tub. You can install a dual drain or rapid drain system to help empty your tub more quickly. These options allow the tub to drain within a minute and a half, depending on factors, such as the volume of water in the tub and the plumbing involved.

A Cleaning System

Bacteria and mold can accumulate around your tub’s faucets, chairs, and jets. An ozone cleaning system can help prevent mold growth. Ozone helps purify the water coming out of the tub’s jets.

A walk-in tub is designed to offer you many years of enjoyment and relaxation. Keeping your walk-in tub clean is essential to ensuring a germ-free bath. A clean bathtub will work efficiently for longer and is less likely to require costly repairs due to drain clogs or mildew damage.