All slovens say that cleaning is a dirty business. But even people who love cleanliness and order tend to neglect some things. The toilet is one of them.
And you can find by scrubbing the chloride scurf from the shower as well as by looking into the water tank.
How Often to Clean the Toilet Tank
Typically, this should be done twice a year. However, if your water is quite hard, it’s best to clean your water tank every quarter. This way you can protect the tank not only from mineral deposits but also from the appearance of rust, which will certainly spoil the air in the bathroom.
- latex gloves
- Sponge (not Bob)
- A brush with a long handle
- Distilled white vinegar
- Disinfectant cleaner
Point 1. Find the Water Valve
Most likely it’s hidden somewhere behind the toilet or near the washing machine. You need to find the water supply valve and close it. To clean the tank, it must be completely empty. When you shut off the water supply, you need to completely flush out the water that remains in the tank.
Point 2. Look inside
New toilets usually look great even from the inside. However, most residential areas are provided with poor quality water. Therefore, take a closer look when you open the lid of the tank: if there is a darkening of rust on the bottom or a hard ring of minerals on the inside of the lid, you’ll need more vinegar. So, assess the condition of the drain tank from the inside.
Point 3. First cleaning stage
Then the most difficult thing is to start rubbing the surface. Take a disinfectant spray bottle and apply it to the inside of the tank. Be careful with metal parts because household chemicals can damage them. Let the product sit for 10 minutes.
Take the long-handled brush next and not the same brush that’s used to clean the main toilet sink! Start rubbing the tank over the surface, reaching all hard-to-reach areas.
Now you’ve gotten rid of the most stubborn traces of dirt and mineral deposits. The second stage of cleaning is carried out using a sponge.
The scheme is the same, but a sponge moistened with a disinfectant can achieve narrower places and allows you to remove the smallest dirt.
Turn on the water supply valve, wait until the tank is full, and empty it again. If you have a lot of dirt, repeat the action.
Point 4. Second cleaning stage
Distilled white vinegar gently interacts with mineral deposits, breaking them down so you can wipe them off easily. Therefore, now you’ll need to fill the tank up to the level of the first overflow valve with this vinegar. Depending on the volume of the tank, you may need up to 3 gallons of vinegar.
In the morning, rinse the drained vinegar out of the tank and repeat the cleaning process with a sponge. While your tank is still empty, take a close look at all the components of the drain system. Check if all valves are working properly if it is necessary to replace some of them. You save time again!
Then refill the tank and rinse again until the water runs clear.
It’s a finish!