How to Deep Clean Your Toilet

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How to Deep Clean Your Toilet

You should clean your toilet at least once a week
How to Deep Clean Your Toilet

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Your bathroom is one of the the dirtiest places in your home. You use the sink to brush your teeth and wash your hands, you use the shower and bathtub to clean the dirt and grime off your body, and you use the toilet to get rid of waste. Now that you’re spending more time at home, you can use this opportunity to deep clean your home — specifically your toilet.

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You should clean your toilet once a week, but it’s easy to forget sometimes if you have a busy schedule. Deep cleaning your toilet can actually help prevent clogs and rust build-up in the future. One way people are cleaning their house wrong is by not wearing gloves, so make sure to grab some gloves and then get started on deep cleaning your toilet by tackling both the inside and outside of the bowl.

To clean the inside of your toilet, start off by flushing the toilet. Then grab a toilet bowl cleaner to pour or spray around the bowl and under the rim. Allow it to sit for a few minutes or the recommended time suggested on the product. Use a toilet brush to scrub any dirt or grime from the bowl or the rim, including the rim’s jet — this part is something most people don’t think about cleaning but should. After that, give it one more good flush, and now the inside is clean.

To clean the outside of your toilet, spray the bowl with a bathroom cleaner or the cleaning supply of your choice and let the cleaner stay there for a minute or the recommended time on the product. Then wipe the top, front, back, sides and handles of the toilet. Don’t forget to clean the lid as well. After that, wipe it down with a paper towel or cloth.

But the job isn’t done yet. Make sure to wipe down the walls and floor near the toilet because it is easy for bacteria and more from inside of the bowl to transfer onto your walls and floor without you knowing. Also, wipe down and disinfect your toilet paper holder.

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