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How to clean a walk-in bath: A comprehensive guide
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How to clean a walk-in bath: A comprehensive guide

Posted by Adam Chard in DIY advice | 1 year ago 3 min read

When the time comes to clean your easy access walk-in bath fitted, do you need to approach it differently to a regular bath? We found out...

Walk-in baths are an excellent option for those who may have limited mobility or need extra support while bathing. However, keeping your walk-in bath clean is essential for maintaining its condition and ensuring your safety. In this comprehensive guide, we'll share some tips and tricks for cleaning your walk-in bath effectively.

Walk-in bath bathroom

Cleaning your walk-in bath will help keep your accessible bathroom looking and feeling fresh

Watch this short video

There isn't any real difference between cleaning a conventional bath and a walk-in design, so why not watch this video first, before reading the rest of our tips?

Gather your supplies

Before you begin cleaning your walk-in bath, gather all the necessary supplies. You will need a non-abrasive cleaner, a soft cloth or sponge, a bucket of warm water and a soft-bristled brush.

Preparing your walk-in bath for cleaning

Start by filling your walk-in bath with warm water and adding a cup of white vinegar. Let the solution soak for 15 to 20 minutes to help loosen any dirt or grime.

Cleaning the surfaces

Once the soak is complete, drain the water and start cleaning the surfaces of your walk-in bath. Use a non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge to wipe down the surfaces. Be sure to pay attention to any hard-to-reach areas or spots that may have accumulated dirt or grime.

Orchard walk in P shaped shower bath with easy access right handed door and screen

Ensure you use a non-abrasive cleaner to avoid damaging the surfaces of your walk-in bath

Cleaning the taps

It is essential you clean your taps regularly, to prevent the buildup of bacteria, mould and limescale. Simple spray on white vinegar. Leave for around 10 to 15 minutes, then wipe clean with a sponge. Buff to a shine with a soft cloth.

Over time, your water flow may be affected by limescale. If this is the case, you may want to clean your tap cartridge.

Cleaning the drain

Over time, hair, soap scum and other debris can accumulate in the drain of your walk-in bath. To clean the drain, use a soft-bristled brush and warm, soapy water to scrub away any buildup. You can also use a drain snake to remove any stubborn clogs.

Drying and polishing

Once you've finished cleaning your walk-in bath, be sure to dry it thoroughly with a soft cloth. You may also want to use a specialised polish to restore any shine and protect the surfaces.

Conclusion and more bathroom cleaning tips

Cleaning your walk-in bath regularly is essential for maintaining its condition and ensuring your safety. By following these tips and tricks, you can effectively clean your walk-in bath and keep it in top condition for years to come. So, why not set aside some time to give your walk-in bath a thorough cleaning today?

For more bathroom cleaning tips, head to our bathroom advice section where you'll find our comprehensive bath cleaning guide. If you have a shower bath, we'll also show you how to clean a shower screen effectively and discover how to clean a shower head, to leave a lasting shine.

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If you're looking to update your current walk-in bath or simply add a new easy access tub, you'll find a range of high quality options at Victoria Plum. Simply click on the image below to begin browsing.

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Author, Adam Chard

Posted by Adam Chard in DIY advice | 1 year ago

A born & raised West Countryman, now living on the Yorkshire Coast, for over 10 years Adam has been bringing home interior ideas to life at Victoria Plum. Adam’s favourite interior styles have been shaped by both urban and natural influences.

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