Soap Scum and Acrylic Bathtubs

Dear Home-Ec 101,

How do I remove built up soap scum from my acrylic tub?

Signed,
Scummed in Scuddy

Heather says:

Soap scum is a generic term for that funky film that is created by soap and hard water creating a loving bond with your tub or shower.

How to Clean a Bath Mat After a Toilet Overflow

Dear Home Ec 101,

I found your article on How to Clean Up After a Toilet Overflow useful, but I was wondering if you could tell me how to clean my daughter’s colorful bath mat?

Thanks!
My Cup Overflows With Gratitude

Heather says

Isn’t adulthood fun?

Hard Water Deposits in a Toilet Bowl

Dear Home-Ec 101,

During the walk-through when we purchased our current home, we flushed our toilets, but did not raise the lids. After we moved in, to our horror, two of our toilets were gross!

First problem, I am told that it is hard water deposits, so when toilet waste is flushed down, stuff catches on the way down.

How to Fix Stained Acrylic Tubs and Shower Pans

Dear Home Ec 101

How do I get rid of the dirt and grime stains on the bottom of acrylic bathtubs? Same for the acrylic floors of most stand-up showers? I have tried cleaners and bleach to no avail.

Thanks!

Signed,
Scratched in Screven
Heather says:

Surfaces such as acrylic while fairly inexpensive when compared with other building materials are relatively easy to scratch which is why you now have the dirt and grime stains.

How to Clean a Very Dirty Toilet

Dear Home Ec 101,

How do I clean a really gross toilet? It has all that yellow and brown crud inside that just won’t come off. I heard that pumice stones scratch the porcelain and only make it worse.

Please HELP!