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How To Clean A Toilet

Cleaning : Bathroom Cleaning

Cleaning the toilet is one of the most hated household chores but has to be done regularly to keep your bathroom hygienic! Choose a toilet cleaner that is suitable for the material your toilet is made of (some are very harsh) and flush the toilet once to wet the bowl a bit, then swish the cleaner around the bowl and leave to sit for a few minutes. After this, make sure you have a toilet brush so that you can give the bowl a good clean using the liquid sitting in it, and use the brush to spread it into all the corners and under the rim. To rinse it away, flush the toilet again and use the brush to scrub away any residue.

Cleaning the toilet seat and lid

Use some kind of disinfectant to wipe down the seat and lid, and then leave to dry for a while before using it. You might want to consider buying a special cleaner that is clipped to the rim of the toilet, and then every time you flush it, it disinfects the pan. This is not an excuse never to clean it by hand, however! But it does keep things more hygienic in the interim.

By: Sandra on Sun, Jun 16th 2002

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