Simple tips to cleaning your toilet
Simple tips to cleaning your toilet
Of all the rooms in the house, the toilet is perhaps the spot with the most germs and the kitchen places only a far second.
The place where we clean ourselves up and fulfil our necessities, the toilet harbour moisture that can attract the growth of moulds and mildews and the proliferation of pests, most especially cockroaches. Every household knows that it is the area that usually gets dirty and disorganised, and every person could share the same room too. Do you like to clean toilets, a possible stronghold of many germs?
Cleaning the toilet is one of the primary household tasks you will ever get to do. Many people hate doing this chore because it is disgusting, and for those doing it, they would want it done as soon as possible. As disgusting as it may be, it is not that complicated. The toilet, despite its accessories, is just a simple room that needs regular thorough cleaning. The toilet you have is far no different from the one which the richest person in Perth or the whole Australia has.
Cleaning the toilet regularly effectively helps prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses especially at the toilet bowl and sink. It does not take much time and effort in doing the task. Here are simple tips to help you get start cleaning.
Prepare Your Cleaning Materials
How can you clean without and cleaning materials and stuff? Among the things you will need is a pair of rubber gloves, brushes or scrubbers, spray bottle, clean dry cloth and cleaning solutions (bowl and sink cleaner, muriatic acid, cleaning powder or gel). If you don’t have cleaning solutions, you can use ordinary household materials like baking soda, vinegar and lemon juice.
Remove Unnecessary Objects from the Toilet
What makes the toilet messy? It’s the unnecessary or excessive items that people store in there. There could be a few magazines which you brought in to ready when fulfilling your necessities, a few trinkets in the medicine box, and other misplaced items like hangers and pails. This makes cleaning difficult, so remove excessive items from there to avoid accidents.
Apply cleaning solutions to areas with rough stains or on areas that needs thorough cleaning: The bowl, sink, taps and handles, floors and walls.
Start cleaning at the bowl. Squirt inside the bowl by starting at the rim to cover all area under the lip of the bowl. Allow them to soak for a few minutes, and next you can start brushing or scrubbing.
Brush thoroughly over grime or mineral stains. You can also apply a thick paste of baking soda or lime over the spot. After a few minutes, flush the bowl. You can then add a bit of muriatic acid or disinfectant to kill the remaining germs. Don’t forget to clean the exterior of the bowl too.
To clean the sink, apply cleaners before scrubbing. If there are tough stains, apply baking soda and lime. Scrub for a complete clean. For the faucet and handles, spray a mixed solution of water and vinegar or lime and wipe with a clean cloth. Repeat a few times.
The wall and the floors will also need intense scrubbing as these are common areas for tough mould, mildew and stain build-up. You need to apply cleaners as needed to remove them and scrub them the best you can. After a moment of thorough scrubbing, apply muriatic acid or disinfectant especially on the floor.
After all the cleaning, wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel.
You should clean the toilet regularly to prevent stains, moulds or mildews from getting tough. This will need everyday cleaning as your household will use the toilet often.