Think those crevices around your tub are being effectively cleaned by simply spritzing some cleaning solution? Think again. “You need to scrub with a brush and baking soda” to get those caulked areas spotless, says Ruth.
Sure, lukewarm water may be easier on your hands, but if you want to get that tub spotless, it’s time to turn up the heat. “You should be using hot water to really clean your tub,” says Abe Navas, general manager of Dallas-based Emily’s Maids. “[Room temperature] tap water is just not enough to clean all of the buildup that soap and shampoo create over time.”