Jetted tubs have about 15-20 feet of plumbing lines under
the tub for air and water circulation.
These plumbing lines are full of warm stagnant water after each bath. The tub should be cleaned with Oh Yuk
one a month ensuring these lines have been cleaned out and are safe for your
family to use.
If Oh Yuk is used properly it will help to ensure a
clean and safe bathing experience. Biofilm, which contains bacteria, mold,
oils, and leftover cleaners, is constantly growing in the jetted tub’s plumbing
lines. If the plumbing lines are kept clean from the start, and cleaned regularly,
biofilm will not form. If you do not use a cleaner specifically designed to
address these issues, you will be bathing in high levels of unsafe bacteria and
This is a picutre of the stuff you can see come out of your plumbing lines if they are not cleaned regularly.
What happens if you do not use the right cleaner?
Bleach (sodium hypochlorite), vinegar, soap and
detergents will not clean your jetted tub. These products not only can’t
properly clean the plumbing lines, they will make the situation worse by
becoming a food source for the biofilm in the lines. Regular cleaning of your
jetted tub’s plumbing lines will keep the water in your tub as safe as tap
This is an image from Montana State University Bozeman's Center For Biofilm Engineering showing that chlorine cannot even penetrate the outer layers of the biofilm:
The benefits of using Oh Yuk over other jetted tub
- Easy to use, just pour in the desired amount.
- Oh Yuk is safe to work with. Unlike many jetted tub cleaners, Oh Yuk’s
fumes will not harm you, your employees, or your guest when the jets are turned
on. Some other brands jetted tub cleaners contain carcinogens, mutagens, and
- Oh Yuk is highly effective. We use the most advanced, highly researched
and proven chemistry in the industry. We have confirmed the products
effectiveness with continued field and laboratory testing.
How To Use Oh Yuk System Cleaner For Residential Tubs:
1.) Fill the bathtub with warm water. Make sure the water is high enough over the jets so you can turn them on.
2.) Run the tub with the jets on.
3.) Add Oh Yuk System Cleaner. The longer you let Oh Yuk run through your system, the better job it will do cleaning your plumbing.
These are our recommended minimum times:
Initial Cleaning: 8 oz. per 100 gallons for 1 hour.
Maintenance Cleaning: 2 oz. per 100 gallons for ten to fifteen minutes.
4.) Drain the bathtub.
5.) Clean the scum ring and the surface of the tub with a good cleaner.
6.) Fill the tub over the jets, turn the jets on for a few seconds, then drain the bathtub.
Count on the staff at Scientific Biofilm Solutions to provide you
with the perfect jetted bathtub cleaner. Oh Yuk is the perfect
formulation of chemicals to keep your jetted bathtub, spa, or hot tub
clean and running perfectly.