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Preventing Bathroom Mold with Acrylic Wall Systems

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Mold spores are most likely to develop in warm, damp areas. Unfortunately, the bathroom is often a high-temperature, high-humidity space, making it very susceptible to this issue. Routine use of vented ceiling fans or leaving bathroom doors and windows open after hot baths or showers will moderate temperature and humidity, however, this may not be sufficient for preventing all instances of mold and mildew growth. The good news is that the following tips will make it easy for you to maintain a pristine and mold-free bathroom.

Removing Mold:

Mold is best removed with a disinfecting solution of bleach and water. You can mix one-half cup of bleach in one gallon of water and use this to treat all affected surfaces. For stubborn areas, this solution can be sprayed on and allowed to sit for several minutes before wiping surfaces clean.

The best way to prevent mold and mildew is to remodel your bathroom with Acrylic Wall Systems.  Acrylic Wall Systems are a new innovation in bathroom designs that are easy to clean, relatively low in cost and aesthetically pleasing. Best of all, these surfaces are naturally resistant to mold. Installing Acrylic Wall Systems is a highly effective form of mold prevention, especially when paired with regular efforts to vent the bathroom and use cleaning solutions that include chlorine bleach.  Contact us today to learn about the many benefits of Acrylic Wall Systems, and explore your bathroom remodeling options!

Cut Cleaning Time with a Bathroom Remodel

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With a busy schedule, how much time can you devote to cleaning?  This is an important question to ask yourself when considering a bathroom remodel.  This question can affect options such as using tiling vs. a wall system, color schemes, and other factors.  If cutting down on cleaning and maintenance of your bathroom is important to you, we have a fantastic option available.  Luxury Bath is the exclusive supplier of advanced acrylic surfaces featuring Microban protection.

Higher humidity levels in your bathroom help create  a microbe friendly environment that can lead to mold, bacteria, and mildew.  To combat this, and cut down on time spent cleaning, Luxury Bath Systems provides antimicrobial protection in the form of the Microban protection system. Microban is built directly into our bathroom wall systems, ensuring that it works twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, constantly cleaning and fighting to keep your bathtub and shower area cleaner.

Microban technology does not mean that your bathroom will be maintenance free, but it does cut out a lot of the time and effort that you would otherwise spend cleaning compared other wall surfaces.  Selecting our Acrylic Wall Systems in your bathroom remodel will ensure that the areas will be more resistant to microbes, staining, and that the areas you clean will stay cleaner for much longer. This system will never wear away, protecting your bathroom for years and years after the installation.

If you are interested in our bathroom wall systems that can add style and protection to your bathroom, Luxury Bath of Central Ohio will be able to provide you with the most reliable and attractive services available.  Visit our showroom, or contact us to learn more about how we can help you with your bathroom remodel!

Bathtub Liner Cleaning and Tips for Maintenance

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For normal everyday cleaning of your bathtub liner, we suggest the use of a mild soap and water, with a soft wash cloth. Use of scouring pads or abrasive cleansers will dull the bathtub liner surface. Should you wish to use a product not listed below, test on a small area in the corner of the skirt before applying to the entire bathtub liner. Always review individual cleansers’ instructions and rinse thoroughly after cleaning.

Recommended Cleaner for Bathtub Liner

We recommend using Dawn dish soap and water, Formula 409, or X-IT. Vinegar and water may also be used to soften water minerals. If you require a disinfectant, you may use Clorox Bleach diluted with water to sanitize the enclosure.

Do not use:
Original Clean Shower, Clean Shower for Plastic Showers and Glass, Soft Scrub, Dow disinfectant cleaner, Lysol disinfectant cleaner, acetone, Lestoil, ammonia, fingernail polish remover, aerosol cleaners, or scouring pads.

Use of the chemicals will cause a dull surface and/or an easily recognizable chemical crack. This will void your product warranty.

There is no need to use abrasive cleaners. Abrasive cleaners dull the gloss over a period of years. In extreme cases where the recommended cleaners do not work, use a Chore Boy or 3M Sponge pad. Make sure you only use the ones recommended for Teflon Surfaces.

Recommended Drain Cleaner for Bathtub Liner 

Liquid drain cleaners are recommended over powders and/or crystal. However, when using liquid drain cleaning agents, bail the standing water out of the bathtub and remove the drain plug. Use a funnel to prevent spills and apply the chemicals directly down the drain. Always make certain that chemicals do not come in contact with the acrylic surface. Use drain cleaners sparingly, so that they do not boil out and attack the acrylic surface.

How to Removal a Standard Drain Plug

Occasionally your bathtub drain may slow down due to hair, etc., in the cross bars. In order to remove the standard drain plug, you must:

  1. Push it down in the closed position
  2. Turn the knob counter-clockwise, and remove it. Under the knob there is a stationary brass peg;
  3. Turn the peg counter-clockwise using a pair of pliers.
  4. When you remove the peg, the drain plug will also come out.
  5. Remove any obstacles from the crossbars.

If you have any questions or concerns about caring for your bathtub liner, please contact us at anytime!