The toilet is one of the most polluted places of any home due to the amount of waste passing through it. And sometimes even the most desperate housewives neglect to clean this place.
Meanwhile, a huge number of bacteria can easily grow there. Fortunately, we know how to clean the toilet quickly and effectively, and this way will save your time and effort.
- Latex gloves
- Toilet brush
- Eye protection goggles
- Toilet bowl cleaner
- Universal spray cleaner
- Paper towels
Point 1. Preparing
Clean the area around the toilet of any excess items that might prevent you from freely maneuvering around the toilet bowl or could once fall into it. Just try to keep this place as free as possible.
Then find all the necessary items from the list above and place them for easily reaching at any time.
Point 2. First inside cleaning
Time to put on your rubber gloves! Now you’ll get into the very mouth of the main volcano in your house. So, take any toilet cleaner and spray it as close to the edge as possible. Most often, housewives use gel products with a special bottle spout, which allow you to pour the product directly under the rim of the toilet.
Point 3. Outside cleaning
While the inside of the toilet is absorbing the cleaner, you can get over the outside one. Take an all-purpose cleaner and spray it on all surfaces including buttons, bolts, and covers. Begin to wipe down the toilet with a paper towel, moving downward gradually.
Remember to clean hard-to-reach areas such as the back of the cistern. When you’re done cleaning, use a damp cloth to wipe the floor around the toilet – it must be already dirty.
Point 4. Clean the Toilet Seat
The toilet seat is perhaps the most important part because it has direct contact with your skin. You know how it’s dangerous to sit on a toilet seat in public places where toilets are not cleaned regularly. But the problem is that even your home toilet can be a source of skin health problems if it’s not cleaned well enough.
So, take an all-purpose cleaner spray and apply it first under the seat and then on top. Try to wipe off any loose dirt with a sponge, then rinse off the chemicals with plain water. Paper towels can help you to keep the seat dry again.
Point 5. Second inside cleaning
It’s time, perhaps, for the dirtiest, but most effective work. Lift the lid and toilet seat, take a sponge and try to clean the surfaces of the toilet sink under the rim as thoroughly as possible. Yes, here again you need to move from top to bottom.
Then take a toilet brush and carefully clean the base surface, then lower the brush deeper into the drain hole and clean the bottom. Rinse off the water with the lid closed.
If your toilet has rust or mineral deposits, you may need vinegar. It’s necessary to soak the rusty spots in it for several hours. Some people advise using Coca-Cola in the same way, it breaks down minerals well. When your toilet is completely empty, flush the water again.
Point 6. Finish
Now you just have to remove the drops of water and chemicals from the surface of the walls and floor, collect all your tools and put them in place. Use paper towels as they absorb moisture very well.
- Protect yourself well before starting cleaning. Of course, you do not need to wear a diving suit, but provide yourself with rubber gloves and goggles to protect yourself from chemical splashes.
- Throw away the toilet sponge immediately after use. It most likely resembled a huge amount of bacteria and cannot be reused.
- Try not to use tablets or discs to clean the toilet. First, they contain chemicals that damage porcelain. And secondly, if you have pets, they risk drinking these chemicals and getting poisoned.