How To Clean And Disinfect The Toilet Bowl

The toilet bowl can be one of the dirtiest places in a home, especially when it is used by more than one person and is not disinfected every 8 hours.

Unfortunately, the existing bacteria in the toilet bowl and its lid multiply by up to 7 times in less than 12 hours.

Moisture in the bathroom is the perfect factor for bacterial growth.

Here’s how to clean and disinfect the toilet bowl:

Prepare the materials

“Arm yourself” with rubber gloves to protect your hands and a toilet disinfectant. Commercially there are dozens of such products with various scents and active ingredients. If you don’t trust these products, you can use bleach with confidence. Be careful though to sprinkle it through even the most hidden and narrow areas of the toilet bowl.

Also, you need a detergent to remove limescale deposits from the toilet bowl.

The toilet bowl brush must be perfectly clean – it is recommended to disinfect it constantly.

After pouring a little detergent in the toilet bowl, start cleaning using the special brush, insisting especially in the inner edges (where limescale, germs and dirt deposits occur). After scrubbing for about two minutes, flush the water and use the bleach.

Pour the bleach in a spray bottle to make sure you spread the product evenly. It is pointless to pour half a liter of bleach and not covering all the areas, when you can use only 100 ml and be as effective. Let the bleach act for 10-15 minutes, then flush.

You can also spray a little bleach on the toilet bowl cover too, where there is also bacteria. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with clean water and then wipe it with a paper towel.

Another very important aspect is the cleaning the exterior of the toilet bowl. This is, unfortunately, much dirtier than you think, but cleaning is quite simple, like the tiles that surrounds the area. In general, bathroom tiles should be disinfected regularly.

Careful! It is very important to open the bathroom door and windows as chlorine and disinfectant products are toxic and can cause respiratory problems.

Also, toilet bowl brush holder should have a sufficient amount of disinfectant to prevent bacterial growth.

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