Cleaning (Bathroom Fixtures)

Bathroom Fixtures

Regular cleaning can prevent buildup of staining material. Repair leaking, dripping faucets to stop staining.
Lime or hard-water mineral buildup is dissolved by an acid. Vinegar or lemon juice may be rubbed over the stain, to dissolve. Do not leave on stain too long, as acids will eventually damage surface of porcelain enamel. Rinse thoroughly. Commercial products designed to remove lime deposit may be used if label says safe for the surface. Do not use acids on fiberglass, nor any commercial product unless label says safe for fiberglass.

Fiberglass Tubs and Sinkshand

dishwashing liquids or liquid laundry detergents
household all-purpose cleaners or bathroom cleaners (i.e. “409”, “Dow Bathroom Cleaner”, etc.)

mild to moderate alkali solutions (i.e. baking soda in warm water, trisodium phosphate in warm water

(1 tablespoon per gallon, “Spic & Span” solution which contains trisodium phosphate, etc.)

baking soda moistened with water to a paste; wet surface of tub or stall; gently rub with the paste on a sponge, or soft nylon brush.

Apply all cleaners with a sponge or non-abrasive applicator made of nylon, polyester, or polyethylene. Rub gently. Always rinse thoroughly to remove all cleaner.

Never use any abrasive cleaner like common scouring powders, nor any abrasive scouring pads, steel wool, and paper, or scrapers.

Blood – Stain Removal on Carpet and Upholsterys


1. Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent (a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches) to a cup of luke-warm water. Blot.

2. Mix one tablespoon of household ammonia with a half-cup of water. Blot.

3. Sponge with clean water. Blot