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How to Clean a Toilet

According to Martha Stewart, your toilet should be cleaned at least once per week. Taking time out of every week to clean can make the process faster. Follow these simple tips to keep your toilet clean:

When preparing to clean your toilet, you will need the following cleaning products:

  • A toilet brush

  • Toilet bowl cleaner

  • Disinfectant

  • Gloves

  • Sponge

Today explained the first step in cleaning your toilet is to turn off the water using the knob on the water line behind your toilet. Then, flush your toilet to leave you with a completely empty bowl. Pour in your toilet bowl cleaner. Apartment Therapy recommends using Coca-Cola, while Today suggests using a homemade cleaner made of Borax, baking soda, salt and tea tree oil. However, any cleanser you get from the store will work to get your toilet clean.  

Using a glove and sponge or brush, scrub your toilet bowl and under the rim.

If you are using a homemade cleaner:

  • Wash it away with vinegar

  • Let the solution sit for about an hour

  • Turn the water back on when the time is up, then flush the toilet.

  • Use the cleaner to wipe down the rim, seat, lid and exterior of the toilet.

Maintain your clean toilet

Once your toilet is clean, maintenance is key.  Everyday toilet maintenance includes:

  • Using a disinfectant wipe to clean the rim or seat after use
  • Using a toilet brush to clean away grime daily – no cleanser necessary

By performing these regular maintenance steps and cleaning your toilet once a week, you bathroom will be a healthier place for everyone.

For more information on everything from how to clean a toilet, plumbing install and repairs, contact the plumbing professionals at Roto-Rooter.



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