It’s a necessary but not particularly enjoyable weekly task to keep the toilet bowl clean. However, you’d be surprised by how many everyday objects work to disinfect a toilet bowl. Some examples of these are Coca-Cola, vinegar, and hydrogen peroxide.
These 10 odd solutions actually work and will leave your toilet bowl sparkling clean. Try them out and you’ll see that you can maintain your toilet clean without resorting to harsh, pricey chemicals.
Cola may not be good for your teeth, but it can do wonders for your toilet bowl! Carbonation and acids in soda can break down rings and buildup in the bowl. You may clean your toilet by pouring a can of coal over the rim into the bowl. Give it some time to do its magic, then use a toilet brush to remove the spots.
2. White Vinegar
People frequently use bleach to disinfect their bathrooms. Normal white vinegar can be used instead, and it will accomplish the same thing without the noxious byproducts. Remove stains by leaving a paper towel soaked in vinegar on the affected area overnight.
To clean up the mess, take the towel off in the morning and give the area a brisk scrub. (It’s also fantastic for getting rid of the crud that accumulates in your toilet bowl’s rim.)
3. Hot Water
Did you know that a toilet blockage can be fixed by pouring hot water into it? Bring a pot of water to the point right before it boils. Take the pan from the stove and let it cool for a couple of minutes. If you’re having trouble flushing, try pouring some hot water from the kettle into the bowl.
(This method is effective, but it could break a toilet bowl if the temperature differential is too great. If your toilet bowl frequently becomes cold in the winter, you should hold off on this tip until the warmer months.
4. Pumice Stone
Get in the habit of using a Pumice Stone in the bathroom sink or tub. The Pumice stone can be used to effectively remove marks and scratches. To avoid scratching the toilet bowl, wet both the pumice stone and the bowl itself before scrubbing. Use the wet pumice stone to gently scrub the stained area, and then flush to remove the pumice and the stain.
5. Hydrogen Peroxide
Safe and powerful against germs, Hydrogen Peroxide can be used to disinfect the toilet with ease. Hydrogen peroxide can be used to clean your toilet bowl if you let half a cup of it sit around the bowl for 40 minutes. Use the toilet to get a clean rinse.
6. Baby Oil
If you want your newly cleaned toilet to truly shine, try using Baby Oil. Spread some baby oil on a nice, clean towel. (When cleaning, I always use microfiber!)
The outside of the toilet’s seat and tank, as well as the handle, can be polished to a brilliant shine. The same is true for other plumbing components in the bathroom, such as the sink, tub, and shower.
1. When Was The Last Time You Cleaned Your Toilet?
If a toilet is rarely used, it may only need to be cleaned once every two weeks. You should clean your house more frequently, perhaps twice or three times a week, if there are children or many people living there.
2. The Question Of Whether Or Not To Close The Toilet Lid Before Flushing Often Comes Up
Absolutely! Leaving the lid of the toilet open after flushing allows the contaminated water to spread throughout the bathroom and settle on surfaces such as toothbrushes, hair brushes, and more. These plume aerosols have a half-life of hours to days. 3
3. If You Have A Toilet Bowl Brush, How Often Should You Clean It?
Every time you use it, the toilet bowl brush needs to be disinfected with hot water. If you don’t wait for the brush to dry before putting it back in the holder, you’ll have to wash the holder, too.