Cleaning the toilet is typically a dreaded activity. But with the toilet being one of the most frequently used spaces in the home, it’s essential that your toilet is regularly cleaned to prevent nasty bacteria and germs from developing. With guests staying or visiting your home too, it makes a dramatic difference when your toilet is sparkling and fresh. Luckily, there are some easy cleaning basics you can learn to master this task. In this week’s blog, we share how to clean your toilet like a pro.

1) Spray your toilet

Begin by spraying your toilet from top to bottom with an all-purpose cleaner. Make sure to cover everything from the tank, flusher, hinges, both sides of the lid and seat, rim, exterior bowl and base. Soak it with the cleaner and then lit it sit for a minute to break down the grime.

2) Add the toilet bowl cleaner into the bowl

Next, you want to add the toilet bowl cleaner into the bowl. Most toilet bowl cleaners are specifically designed to fit under the rim of a toilet bowl. So, gently glide the nozzle around the inner rim of the bowl and squeeze the product out in a smooth flow.

3) Wipe the toilet bowl

After this, wipe the tank cover, flusher and tank with a paper towel or cloth. Pay special attention to the hinges, as well as the lid top and bottom. Each time you wipe one section of the toilet, make sure to rinse your cloth or get a new paper towel before moving to the next area. Don’t forget to give those tiny crevices some extra love.

4) Use a cleaning toothbrush

Now, you want to perform a more detailed clean by grabbing your cleaning toothbrush, spraying it with all-purpose cleaner and scrubbing areas that are prone to dirt build-up. Also, scrub under the rim and work your way around it. Keep spiralling the brush around the bowl until you get to the waterline. Use the water to clean the brush off and let it drip-dry by holding it on the rim and putting the seat down. You can allow the brush to sit for a few minutes and then replace it dry into the brush container.

At JPG Plumbing, we know how important it is to maintain a clean toilet. We provide a range of residential and commercial plumbing services to Melbourne’s suburbs. For a quote or to learn more, please do not hesitate to call us on 0400 978 442.