Answering the Question, “Why Is My Bathtub Chipping?”
Bathtubs are a place we go in order to get clean and feel rejuvenated. Part of feeling refreshed is knowing that your bathtub is clean. That’s why it can be especially distressing to find yours flaking, peeling, and chipping. And, besides the psychological aspect of a chipping tub, damage to your tubs coating can create problems for both the bathtub area and the rest of your bathroom. So, exactly why is your bathtub chipping?
There are several possible answers to the question, and what is most likely for your bathtub depends on your personal circumstances. Some of the possible explanations include:
Sometimes the simplest answer is the correct one. Direct impact from heavy objects can cause chipping. This problem is actually quite common, even though most people don’t think they have objects that are heavy enough to damage their tubs. A heavy shampoo bottle or something similar can cause chipping when dropped from up high. Other common culprits include things like the wooden handles of loofahs and falling metal organizers.
Many homeowners don’t realize that acidic cleaners, like vinegar, shouldn’t be used on bathtubs. Additionally, any harsh cleaning agents, like scouring powders, can deteriorate the protective coating of your tub enough to cause chipping. Another big no-no is the use of wire brushes or scouring pads. While their effect may not be immediately noticeable, continually weakening the protective coating of a tub can lead to chipping.
Wear and Tear
Last, but perhaps most common, is simple wear and tear. Most bathtub coatings are rated to last about 10-15 years, which means that there is a good chance your bathtub chipping simply means it’s time for you to get a new coating or tub liner.
If You Find Yourself Asking, “Why Is My Bathtub Chipping?” MaxHome Can Help
If any of the above scenarios apply to your bathtub, MaxHome can help make your bathtub like new again. And the best part is, our bathtub and shower remodels can usually be accomplished in as little as one day. Plus, our new bathtubs are often easier to clean and more durable than traditional bathtub finishes. To find out more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.