Plumbing - Tubs and Showers

Tubs and showers should be cleaned periodically to protect the finish of the tile and glass surfaces and caulked annually to protect from water damage.

Care and Maintenance Tips Caulking

  • Caulk your tub and showers at the base and around the faucet and towel bars at least once per year with a 100% silicone caulk (various colors available).

Cleaning Tile and Grout

  • Clean shower tiles using an everyday, multipurpose spray cleaner that removes soap scum, hard water deposits, and mildew.
  • Clean the grout used between tiles with a brush and a mild cleanser. Grout cleansers and whiteners are available at most hardware stores.

Jetted Tubs

  • If your home includes a jetted tub follow manufacturer directions for its use and care.
  • Never operate the jets unless the water level is at least one inch above the jets.
  • Keep objects away from jets than can get tangled or caught.
  • Clean and disinfect the system every one to two months, depending on usage. To do this: 1. Fill the tub with lukewarm water and add one cup of liquid chlorine bleach. 2. Run the jets for 10 to 15 minutes, drain and fill again. 3. Run the tub jets for 10 minutes with plain water and then drain.

* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.