Bathroom fixtures may be china, enameled cast iron fiberglass, cultured marble, or other man-made products. Regular cleaning prevents soap scum build up and discoloration. Never use abrasive cleaners and use caution to prevent surface scratches.
Because the bath tub unit is installed prior to drywall, it is a permanent unit. The only homeowner remedy for a scratch is a touch-up kit available from the manufacturer. Removal of such units is not only inconvenient and messy, but very expensive. Wax based commercial products are available to restore the surface to its original high luster, but may not be a remedy for covering mars, scratches or chips.
Glass bottles or metal accessories should not be placed in the tub or near the bay area. A dropped glass object is both a safety hazard and potentially damaging to the surfaces of the unit.
Grouting around the edges of bathtub and sinks will crack and come out. This is an important homeowner maintenance item, as spilled or splashed water can cause serious damage to a finished ceiling below a bathroom. Normally, a periodic inspection and re-grouting of these areas will prevent costly repairs.
Specialties, such as mirrors, medicine cabinets, shower doors, tub enclosures and skylights are manufactured to perform and function with little maintenance. Normal cleaning is generally sufficient to maintain them. For safety reasons, it is recommended that all fasteners be tight and mountings secured. Normal use of enclosures may require door and track adjustments at some future time and should be checked periodically for alignment to ensure long-lasting and effective service.