When you think of your toilet, do you think of cleanliness? You should! Toilets can be just as clean as other parts of the bathroom – if not cleaner. Although you should take action to clean your toilet on a weekly basis, it helps to deep-clean your toilet periodically.
If you’re engaged in spring cleaning this month, then this is the perfect time to perform a spring cleaning on your toilet. By removing stains, cleaning around the base and disinfecting the toilet, you can make your bathroom throne beautiful and sanitary once again.
Toilet bowls can become stained in various ways. Mold, mildew and hard water are all common culprits that can lead to a stained toilet.
- Mildew. Turn off the water to the toilet, then flush it to drain as much water from the bowl as possible. Spray mildew stains with white vinegar. Scrub hard.
- Hard water stains. To get rid of hard water stains on your toilet, combine borax and vinegar to make a paste. Apply the paste to the stains and then scrub hard.
Clean Around the Base
The base of your toilet can get dusty and gross, for sure. During a standard cleaning, you might miss parts of the toilet that are especially hard to reach, like the back near the base. It’s important to clean around the base of the toilet periodically to get rid of gunk that tends to build up back there. Use paper towels and a multipurpose disinfectant.
Disinfect Your Toilet
When disinfecting your toilet, use a disinfectant cleaning product that kills a high percentage of germs it contacts.
Clean the outside first. Spray the outside of the toilet first and allow the disinfectant to sit on the surface of the toilet for a minute or two. Use paper towels to wipe the toilet down, starting with the tank.
Clean the handle next. Use a disinfectant wipe to clean the toilet handle.
Clean inside the toilet. Open the toilet, then spray the seat on the underside, and the rim around the toilet, including the top and bottom. Spray the rim of the bowl. Again, allow the disinfectant cleaning product to sit on the toilet’s surface for a few minutes before wiping it away.
It’s good to use paper towels when cleaning your toilet, because when you’re done, you can dispose of them. If you’re planning to use sponges to clean your toilet, have a plan for keeping the sponges to use for toilets only. You don’t want to use the same sponge that cleans your toilet to clean your countertops!
Need a New Toilet? Call the Experts
Sometimes cleaning your toilet isn’t enough. If your toilet is perpetually stained, or if it breaks regularly, or just doesn’t feel that comfortable anymore, then it may be time to replace it. Contact Us to get started with a new toilet installation.