How to Clean Bath Jets Easily: A Simple Guide
Do you have a bathtub at home? It’s in the tub where most of us like to spend some time late in the evening, enjoying the warm sensation of water on our skin.
Some tubs have bath jets, which create a spa type sensation to aid relaxation. The jets, like most things in the home, get dirty from time to time and need to be cleaned.
Everyone needs to relax after a hard day at work. You should scrub your body well, while at total peace with your environment, listening to that cool music that oozes from the background. You then fill the tub with warm water.
But what happens when you fill the bath with warm water, only to find the supposedly clean, soothing water is gunky, slimy and even greasy? The jets may be clogged up with hair and dirt, and also may contain bacteria, mold or even mildew.
This is the last thing you need as you just want to relax, but luckily I have put together a guide that will show you how to clean bath jets easily and quickly.
Cleaning your Bath Jets
There are a number of approaches you can take. You can either clean your bathtub jets using ingredients from within your house or purchase special ingredients for the purpose. The choice will depend on the time you have at your disposal and the bath jet company’s instructions.
The bottom line is that your bath jets must be clean so that the water that runs through them remains clean and clear.
Consider the following ways of cleaning your bath jets:
Cleaning the Bath Jets Using Ingredients in your Home
- Hot water
- Liquid dish detergent
- White Vinegar
- Fill the bathtub with hot water until the jets are almost covered.
- Add two tablespoons of liquid dish detergent.
- Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar.
- Let water run through the jets for ten to fifteen minutes.
- Drain the bathtub and fill it again with cold water.
- Run the cold water through the jets for ten minutes.
- You can now drain the tub once again. Make sure that it is properly rinsed to get rid of the gunk.
- For better results, you can use a brush to clean the jets.
This is the cheapest method so far. You can substitute the vinegar with bleach, but I like to keep things green. Sometimes bleach is good but it may lead to eventual drying of the internal gaskets.
Always ensure that you read and follow the instructions in the manufacturer’s manual.
You can close the air valves when washing or open them, depending on what the manual says. Some say that it’s good to close the air valves so that only water goes through the jets while others argue that the air will increase turbulence hence should be opened.
Cleaning the Bath Jets Using Special Ingredients
- Hot water
- Cold water
- Biofilm remover
Here, you should use a biofilm remover. This is used when the jets accumulate deposits of stubborn biofilms. The common cleaners in the house do not penetrate and remove these deposits easily. The deposits might harbor bacteria that are harmful to your skin. You need special cleaners and cleansers to remove them. Make sure that you have read and understood the written instructions on that container before using it. Failure to follow them might cause injury to yourself or destruction to your bath jets.
Make sure that you have read and understood the written instructions on the container before using it. Failure to follow them might cause injury to yourself or destruction to your bath jets.
- Pour hot water into the bathtub to a level that covers the jets.
- Turn on the jets to let the water run through for one hour.
- Add the biofilm into the tub. Make sure that you use the recommended amount.
- Now let the water run through the bath jets for the time given by the manufacturers.
- For cleansing purposes, repeat the mixing of water and biofilm, only in smaller amounts this time. Let the water through the jets for about ten minutes now.
Your bathtub and jets will now be clean. Now you can safely enjoy a nice, clean bath with the knowledge that there will be no nasty surprises coming through the bath jets. I hope you have found this guide helpful, and you now know how to clean bath jets and keep them clean by regularly applying the advice in this article.