The concept of "cleanliness" is familiar to every person. For hygienic purposes, people need to wash, take a bath or shower. After water procedures they feel refreshed, cheerful or more relaxed. A double pleasant effect of washing is achieved if the wash tank is located in a clean room with glittering walls and floor, and the inner surface of the bath is smooth and white. And quite another thing, if you have to get into a bowl with yellow divorces and a gray bloom.
The scheme of the bathroom device.
What can you do, all the baths turn yellow with time, they form rust from water with high iron content, streaks, scratches. To prolong the life of the sanitary ware, you must carefully care for it from the very beginning with an unchanged periodicity. And if the wash tank began to change its color, immediately save it while it is still possible. How to wash the bath of rust and get rid of other consequences of prolonged use of plumbing?
Restoration of acrylic
It is forbidden to apply foam and metal sponges with an abrasive in the process of cleaning an acrylic bath.
There are many ways to clean the bathroom, however, before you immediately apply them in practice, you should know that not all of them are suitable for a particular tank. The thing is that the baths are made from different materials. Gone are the days when they were only steel or cast iron, now along with such tanks there are marble, acrylic, glass and even wooden sanitary ware, and each of them needs his own care. But how to wash off acrylic and enamel from plaque and rust?
Fashionable acrylic bathtubs now dream of buying more and more owners of apartments and houses. Beautiful and shiny material requires careful handling. It's all about the cover of the bowl - acrylic. It is very soft, easily prone to scratches, on it, as on other materials, lime and rust may appear.
In no case can you clean the bowl of acrylic with washing powders and products containing abrasive particles - they damage the surface, making it rough.
The use of foam rubber sponges with abrasive is also prohibited. Do not buy funds for cleaning the tank, which include acetone, alkali, chlorine or other acids. It is desirable to wipe the bath with a cloth soaked in soapy water after each procedure. If it is not used every day, it is possible to wash the acrylic bath with specially designed cleaning agents for such a material. The most common among them are liquids "Cif", "Bass" and foam "Acrylan".
For work you will need to prepare the following:
Means for cleaning the acrylic bath: rubber gloves, cellulose napkins, sponge, acrylic cleaning agent, wax polish.
- latex gloves;
- cellulose wipes;
- soft foam sponge;
- means for cleaning acrylic;
- polish wax.
The surface of the dirty bath is wetted with water. Further, a cleaning agent is applied to a soft sponge or napkin and rubbed over the entire inner surface of the tank, especially carefully where there are yellow spots and most of the dirt. Then wait 15 minutes for the product to soak into the dirt. After the expiration of this period, the cleansing agent must be washed off with a strong water jet and the surface of the bowl wiped with a cellulose napkin. To the acrylic tank does not lose its luster, in addition, wipe it with a moistened wax polish napkin. The above remedies perfectly remove the rusty and lime scale, but if the bath is heavily soiled, the cleaning procedure must be repeated several more times.
Cast iron and steel tanks
Cleaning the bathroom with a solution of soda: calcined and drinking soda is mixed and rubbed with a water-moistened bath with this mixture.
If acrylic bowls were installed in the bathroom relatively recently, the tanks made of cast iron and steel "live" in the apartments and houses of many owners for more than a decade. During this time they lost their original appearance, as the hard and glandular water from the tap every day created its destructive work. If the bathroom is not carried out more or less tolerable care, then it does not help, it will be easier to save money and buy yourself a new cup. If the bathroom was taken care of periodically, it can still be saved.
The strength of the cast-iron reservoir is the strength of the enamel, thanks to it, this cup can be cleaned with both soft and hard detergents, as well as various acids and alcohols. Чтобы отмыть ванну от ржавчины, нужно подготовить, помимо вышеуказанных чистящих средств, еще респиратор, так как агрессивные вещества, содержащиеся в средствах для чистки, могут при испарении нанести вред дыхательным путям. Cast iron and steel tanks отлично чистятся Саноксом, Сармой, Мистером Мускулом, Золушкой. Эти средства наносят на ткань или губку, протирают ими поверхность резервуара, оставляют на 15-20 мин. и смывают проточной водой. При необходимости процедуру повторяют.
Removal of rust
If the rust has ingested in the enamel hard, then you can clean it with soda, vinegar, table salt, hydrogen peroxide, lemon juice, and then rinse with running water. The most common ways to save a bath from rust:
- Soda slightly moistened with water and put on a stain in the form of gruel, after half an hour rinse with water. So you can remove fresh rust. If the stain appeared long ago, soda, after 30 minutes after application, grind it with a rigid sponge.
- You can mix hydrogen peroxide and ammonia alcohol in a 1: 1 ratio, moisten the sponge in the solution and gently rub the surface of the bowl with an abrasive.
- Apply a handful of table salt to the rust stain and rub it with a cloth or sponge soaked in turpentine.
- Pour a full bowl of hot water and add a small glass of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 1 liter of vinegar. Water does not need to be washed off for 9 hours. When the bath "gets wet", the liquid is drained, the tank is rinsed with running water, the walls are cleaned with a clean cloth. This way you can get rid of the rust and rust.
When carrying out these procedures, the bath can lose its luster, but its surface will turn white. Do not run the bowl. Only constant care of it will serve as a guarantee of its long service and aesthetic appearance.