Baths, Showers and Whirlpools Care & Cleaning

STERLING® baths, showers and whirlpools are constructed from solid Vikrell® material for superior strength and durability. To keep your bath, shower or whirlpool in top shape, keep these tips in mind.

 

How to Care for Your Bath, Shower or Whirlpool

  • Do not use abrasive cleansers or acidic solvents on Vikrell surfaces as they may cause surface dullness or discoloration.
  • Wipe your bath or shower unit with a soft cloth after each use to prevent a buildup of soap and scum.

 

How to Flush Your Whirlpool System

Flush your whirlpool system twice a month or more, depending upon usage.

  1. Adjust the jets fully clockwise so there is no air induction.
  2. Fill the bath with warm water to a level 2" above the highest jets, or leave water in the bath after using.
  3. Add two teaspoons of a low-foaming, powder automatic dishwasher detergent and 20 ounces of household bleach (5% to 6% sodium hypochlorite) to the water.
  4. Run the whirlpool for 5 to 10 minutes. Then shut off the whirlpool and drain the water.
  5. If desired, rinse the bath surfaces with water.
  6. Clean bath surfaces as needed with recommended cleaners.

 

Products to Consider for Standard Vikrell

  • Fantastik Heavy Duty All Purpose Cleaner
  • Lysol Mold & Mildew Blaster
  • Super Iron Out Multi-Purpose Rust Stain Remover
  • Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner
  • Tilex Mold & Mildew Remover
  • Soft Scrub Total All Purpose Cleaner With Bleach
  • Formula 409 Multi-Surface Cleaner

 

Products to Consider for Decorated Vikrell

  • Fantastik Heavy Duty All Purpose Cleaner
  • Super Iron Out Multi-Purpose Rust Stain Remover
  • Glass Plus Glass & Multi-Surface Cleaner
  • Soft Scrub Total All Purpose with Bleach
  • Formula 409 Multi-Surface Cleaner

 

Care Tip  

Use mild cleansers for weekly cleaning.

 

General Care and Cleaning 

For best results, keep the following in mind:

  • Test first. Always test cleaning solutions on an inconspicuous area first before applying to the entire surface.
  • Wipe clean. Wipe surfaces clean and rinse completely with water immediately after applying cleaner. Rinse and dry any overspray that lands on nearby surfaces.
  • Don’t let cleaners soak. Do not allow cleaners to sit or soak.
  • Avoid abrasive materials. Use a soft, dampened sponge or cloth. Never use an abrasive material such as a brush or scouring pad to clean surfaces.