Thursday, 15 January 2009

Everyone Loves a Clean Toilet

Cleaning your toilet is not the most popular of activities on your list of 'things to do' when your not at work, no one really likes to clean a toilet but it is essential to keep a toilet clean. A dirty toilet can be a breeding ground for harmful and dangerous germs, not only this but it will look horrible and smell nasty if not cleaned regularly and properly.

Before you begin to clean your toilet properly like most things you must have the right tools to do the job, make sure you have the following supply list:

Eye Protection
Goggles are to protect your eyes from harmful chemicals.

Toilet Brush
A Toilet Brush is essential for scrubbing the germs away.

Rubber Gloves
Rubber gloves are to protect your hands from coming into contact with germs and bacteria.

Paper Towels
Paper Towels are for cleaning the exterior of the toilet.

Toilet Cleaner
Non abrasive Bleach/disinfectant or cleaning powder to clean the toilet.

Spray Cleaner
To clean the exterior of the toilet and seat.

Bleach Spray
To clean other areas like the toilet handle and seat.

Cleaning Sponge
Sponges are for cleaning the exterior of the toilet.

Once you have got these cleaning products follow these steps to get your toilet clean:

• Remove items from atop and around the toilet. Clearing items away from the toilet will keep them out of the way and will prevent any accidental drops into the toilet.

• Wipe down the toilet with a damp sponge. Moisten a sponge with hot water and wipe around the tank, lid, seat, base, and the exterior of the bowl. This removes excess dirt and helps disperse the cleaning product.

• Squirt a liquid toilet cleaner inside the bowl. Squirt the cleaner inside the bowl, starting at the rim and making sure to get the area under the lip of the bowl. Read the manufacturer's instructions first for specific directions. Many cleaners work best if you allow them to soak on the bowl for a while.

• Scrub the bowl with a toilet brush. Brush the entire bowl thoroughly; paying special attention to mineral stains that may accumulate along the water level and at the back of the bowl. The more thoroughly you scrub the bowl, the cleaner it will get.

• Flush the toilet. Flushing rinses the bowl and the brush. Continue to scrub as the water drains from the toilet. Repeat several times to thoroughly rinse the bowl and brush.

• Spray an anti-bacterial bathroom cleaner all over the exterior of the toilet and the seat. Spray the rest of the toilet with a disinfectant cleaner. Follow the manufacturer's directions. Make sure to get both the top and bottom of the seat, and spray the entire exterior of the toilet. Use a cloth or paper towel to work in, and wipe away, the cleaner.

• Clean the handle thoroughly. Be sure to get the handle with the disinfectant spray. The handle is the primary avenue for the spread of germs, so clean it well.

• Spray the floor and tiles around the toilet with the disinfectant spray. Wipe clean with paper towels or a cloth.

• Replace items that were on or around the toilet. Put on clean gloves and rinse off the items that were on or around the toilet. Wipe them dry with a paper towel and put them back in their places.

If you clean your toilet once a week it is considered normal for an average family or household, follow these steps carefully and you will have a toilet that anyone would be happy sitting on.

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