How To Clean a Toilet the Right Way

How To Clean a Toilet the Right Way

February 20, 2023

You might automatically think, “Everyone knows how to clean a toilet.” The truth is most people do not know how to clean a toilet properly. Keeping the toilet clean is not only important for aesthetic reasons but also for health reasons.

This quick guide will show you how to clean a toilet thoroughly to avoid germs and a gross bathroom. Let’s dive in.

The Right Tools

First, you should know that there are tools required for this job, and the cheap toilet brush you got from the dollar store is not what we are talking about. You should invest in a good toilet brush, preferably one made with microbial, germ-fighting technology. A good toilet brush will help you reach hard-to-reach places inside the toilet bowl to ensure you get a good deep clean throughout.

You will also need a clinging toilet bowl cleaner. Spraying regular bathroom cleaner into the toilet bowl will not provide the same disinfecting power. Cleaners made especially for the toilet bowl come with clinging action, which means the cleaner will stick to the sides of the toilet bowl, slowly coating the area.

You will also need disinfecting spray and rags or disinfecting wipes.

How To Clean the Toilet

The first step is to reduce the water level in the toilet. You can easily do this by pouring half a bucket of water into the bowl. This sudden influx of water will trigger a flush, but the tank will not fill with new water. Reducing the water level allows you to get more cleaning solutions on more surface area of the toilet.

Next, apply the clinging bowl cleaner. You should let this stand in the bowl while you clean the other surfaces of the toilet.

The surfaces of the toilet are some of the germiest places in the home. Use your disinfecting spray or wipes to thoroughly clean all toilet surfaces. This includes the tank, handle, lid, seat, under the seat, rim, base, and 360 degrees around the base of the floor. Don’t forget to clean behind the toilet too. This area can get gross and dusty.

Now, you are ready to clean the bowl. Use your toilet brush to begin scrubbing the bowl cleaner into the porcelain. When the bowl is clean, give the toilet a flush. Use a clean towel or rag to dry up the toilet surface areas.

Why Toilet Cleaning Is Important

Although it may sound obvious, many people don’t understand the health implications of a dirty bathroom, especially a dirty toilet. Many pathogens and germs pass from the body in urine and feces. These can include common viruses to more serious diseases.

If you have visitors in your home regularly, or you know people in your home have been dealing with sickness, cleaning the toilet thoroughly is essential to protecting everyone’s health.

Even if it is just you and a partner in the home, a clean toilet will set the tone for a clean bathroom and a clean house.

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