Gather Cleaning Supplies
The first step in cleaning a jetted tub is to gather all the necessary cleaning supplies. You will need a few items such as baking soda, white vinegar, dish soap, a soft sponge, and a cleaning brush. It is recommended to use non-abrasive cleaning materials to avoid damaging the surface of the tub. You may also want to consider wearing gloves to protect your hands from harsh chemicals. Once you have all the supplies, you can move on to the next step of cleaning the tub.
Flush the Jets
The next step in cleaning a jetted tub is to flush out the jets. Turn on the hot water and fill the tub to a few inches above the highest jets. Add about two tablespoons of powdered dishwasher detergent or another jetted tub cleaner to the water. Turn off the air induction and run the jets for 15 minutes. This will allow the cleaner to circulate through the plumbing lines and remove any buildup or bacteria. Once the 15 minutes are up, drain the tub and refill it with cold water. Run the jets for another 10 minutes to rinse out any remaining cleaner.
Scrub the Tub
After flushing out the jets, it’s time to scrub the tub. Use a soft sponge or cloth and a mild cleaning solution to wipe down the surface of the tub. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or tools that could scratch the tub’s surface. Pay close attention to any areas where soap scum or grime may have built up, such as around the waterline or in the corners of the tub. Rinse the tub thoroughly with clean water to remove any residue from the cleaning solution.
Clean the Jets
Now that you’ve cleaned the surface of the tub, it’s time to focus on the jets themselves. Fill the tub with hot water once again, but this time, add two cups of white vinegar instead of cleaner. Run the jets for another 15 minutes to allow the vinegar to circulate through the plumbing lines and dissolve any remaining buildup. If you notice any stubborn spots or stains, you can use a cleaning brush to gently scrub them away. Once the 15 minutes are up, drain the tub and rinse it thoroughly with clean water.
Rinse and Dry the Tub
The final step in cleaning a jetted tub is to rinse and dry it. Once you have drained the tub and rinsed it with clean water, use a soft towel or cloth to dry the surface of the tub. Make sure to dry the jets and any other hard-to-reach areas thoroughly to prevent water spots or mildew from forming. If your tub has any metal fixtures, such as faucets or handles, you can use a microfiber cloth to buff them to a shine. Congratulations, you have successfully cleaned your jetted tub!