How to Remove Yellow Stains From Bathtub

yellow stains in bathtub

After a long day, it’s nice to come home, unwind and take a relaxing, hot bath. It soothes your muscles, calms your mind and magically helps a stressful day float away.

But how relaxing can your bath really be if you’re greeted with unpleasant yellow stains? Yikes!

With a little help from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bay Area, this do-it-yourself guide provides an effective approach to cleaning a stained tub – so you don’t have to think twice before you step into your bubble bath!

Bathtub Stain Removal: Follow these Easy Steps

Before you jump right into your cleaning bathtub mode, it’s important to note which type of tub you have when it comes to your bathroom plumbing.

You need to determine whether it’s porcelain, enamel or acrylic, as you don’t want to make the stain even worse by using the wrong cleaning approach!

If you have a porcelain tub, pour a little bit of Ajax or Comet directly onto the bathtub stain (enough to cover it completely). Add a little bit of water and scrub using the abrasive side of a sponge. If you rinse the affected area and you still see a stain, use a pumice stone to lift the remainder of the stain.

If your tub is made of enamel, pour a generous amount of the shampoo you use for your hair directly onto the discolored area. Let this sit for a few minutes, and then rinse with warm water. The stain should disappear, as the discoloration is most likely caused by an accumulation of human oils that shampoo can tackle.

If your home has an acrylic tub that has a stain or two, try applying a mixture of water and vinegar to the affected area. Then simply let it sit and soak for about 45 minutes. Follow the soaking with a good sponge scrubbing and rinse with warm water.

Need Help with Your Bathroom Plumbing? Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Bay Area

So there you have it – a few quick and easy ways to make sure your tub not only feels good when you soak in it – but looks clean!

And if you’ve got bigger bathroom plumbing issues to deal with – like bathtub repair and anything related to how your bathroom functions on a daily basis, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing’s Bay Area team is ready to help you.

From pipes to tubs to showers and sinks, our plumbing experts bring decades of experience to each and every appointment. We can unclog pipes, fix drains and faucets, water heaters, and more. We know all there is to know about plumbing related issues and we guarantee you’ll be satisfied with our services.

We vow to be on time to every appointment – and if we happen to be late for whatever reason, we’ll pay you $5 for every minute we’re late (up to $300). We value your time and we take our commitment to providing the highest quality customer service seriously.

Give our Bay Area team a call today to learn more about our services or set up an appointment!