Bathroom - Guide to Cleaning the Toilet

Bathroom - Guide to Cleaning the Toilet
Cleaning the bowl of your toilet and the exterior may not be enough. If you have hard water, it is likely that you have accumulated gunk lurking under the lid of your toilet. While it is unsightly, it can cause a lot of damage if not taken care of immediately.


You should routinely lift the lid and clean the interior of your tank - not just when you have a flushing issue. I would recommend cleaning it quarterly, if you don't notice a problem. If you are having a problem with rust or mold then you will want to take more frequent action. Do it as frequently as weekly up to monthly until you have it under control. Mold is no laughing matter!!


I like to use bleach in my tank. Just a little dab will do the trick. Since your tank is already full of water - just drizzle in about a cup of bleach (or your favorite bleach alternative). Let it sit for about 15 minutes. Then you will want to wipe it down. If you have rust that is caked on you might try the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. That usually is the trick to having a clean tank.


Make sure you flush the toilet and scrub the interior of your bowl so that that bleach water doesn't go to waste at all. This is a great time to clean under the rim of your toilet. You can also use your tank water to clean the exterior of your toilet. THAT water is 99.9% clean. Just make sure you spray with disinfectant and rinse well. You don't want dust sticking to your cleaning residue.


Once you have the tank clean and the bowl and exterior all clean your bathroom should smell fresher and cleaner. If you have an unseemly smell then you might add some essential oil to your tank and let it sit until the next flush. Some of the oil will actually stick to the tank and last longer than you might think.


Whatever your bathroom and toilet cleaning needs, just remember: placement of an in tank cleaning apparatus can nullify any warranty when it comes time to repair. So make sure you don't use those if your toilet specifically says not to.

Make it a great one!




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