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Being a mom seeing a filthy toilet has become a daily experience for me. Telling my son to clean his toilet always turned out to be a waste of breath and energy.
After checking his toilet I realized that it’s not that he wasn’t cleaning it, he simply did not know how to. My son is not in this alone.
Ever so often householders complain about toilet rings and nasty odors. This could be that your toilet just needs to be cleaned the proper way, not cleaning your toilet the proper way can welcome bad odors and ugly stains to linger.
In this article, you will learn how to clean your toilet from top to bottom and keep it looking and smelling super clean.
STEP 1. CLEANING THE BOWL
You may be saying that’s easy, well, it takes more than just a swish of a toilet brush to get your toilet looking and smelling amazing. First, flush the toilet, this is to ensure all nasty particles are gone.
STEP 2. TOILET CLEANING PRODUCTS
Not just any product can give you the results you are looking for. Select products that will be able to break down stains and remove odors. You can choose to make your own toilet cleaner or purchase it at the store.
Remember, every TOILET BOWL requires different types of cleaning products. This depends on the status of your toilet. Your results depend mainly on your CLEANING METHOD.
THE BEST STAIN REMOVERS
To remove stains you will need BLEACH and BAKING SODA. These two when combined together are great for breaking down tough stains.TIP: WEAR GLOVES WHEN USING ACIDIC CLEANING PRODUCTS OR CLEANING A TOILET.
STEP 3. GETTING STARTED
Pour 1/4 cup baking soda along with 1/2 cup Industrial vinegar and a touch of Dawn dish soap in the bowl. Swish it around with a toilet brush, scrubbing vigorously. Vinegar and baking sodas are heavy-duty stains and rust removers. When combined in the toilet will do the unthinkable.
TIP: INDUSTRIAL VINEGAR is recommended for cleaning purposes only. It is great for removing stains, and disgusting odors and is highly recommended for bathroom cleaning.
Getting to the bottom area of the seat can be a bit tricky 😬. Here you will find black gunk that has been building up for months.
This is easily over-looked when cleaning a toilet and could cause bad odors. Reach up with the brush and get into those corners.
Don’t stop until you see those black gunk releasing. If this doesn’t work for you. Roll up a strip of paper towel, Sprinkle drops of bleach on it.
Use your fingers to stuff it into the hidden area of the interior of the bowl. Let it remain until your second visit to the bowl. This method is to break away the stubborn gunk.
STEP 4. THE OUTER AREAS
I just hate to see the back area of my toilet seat. This area seems to catch all manner of things that do not belong there. You will find some disgusting things like hair, urine splashed and dust, these are a big turn off when using the toilet. Dust this area before cleaning.
Using an MR CLEAN MAGIC ERASER, scrub this area with Dawn dish soap and vinegar. You can also choose to make a solution of 1 tsp of household bleach to 2 cups of water in a spray bottle to this add a dab of Dawn dish soap, shake well to combine.
Mist and wipe slowly moving downwards to the rim. This bleach solution is for toilets that are contaminated and may not be necessary for your personal toilet.
The rim is the lower area of the toilet that’s screwed onto the floor. Here can get really messy so pay close attention to the corners. Clean this area with the same procedure as you did the back area of the seat.
STEP 5. GO BACK TO THE BOWL
By now the solution that was left inside should have removed any stain and is ready to be flushed. Before flushing remove the paper towel from that hidden area.
STEP 6. DEODORIZING
Pouring sweet smelling fragrances in your bowl will work wonders for your toilet. This is where you can choose any of the above fragrances to make your toilet bloom.
KEEP IT UP
Cleaning your toilet has just become easy for you. Doing this every week will keep your toilet looking and smelling wonderful always.
Don’t forget to teach other members of your household the proper way to clean a toilet. It is sure to make your job way easier in the future. HAPPY CLEANING!