Get Your Toilet Spotless – Step by Step
- The best way to clean a toilet is to make sure you can clean as much surface area as possible, so start by draining as much of the water in the bowl away as you can. You can do this by siphoning, with a plunger, or by turning the water valve off and flushing your toilet.
- Lift the toilet seat and apply your chosen bleach or cleaning liquid around the rim, letting it run down the sides. Use your toilet brush to scrub any surface stains away and spread the cleaner around. Then leave it for at least twenty minutes, or overnight if it’s safe to do so – this is the deepest and best way to clean a toilet bowl. Then go over the bowl with the brush once again and flush the toilet to rinse away the cleaner, making sure that you continue to scrub as the water drains away.
- Now focus on the outside of your toilet. Some people use multi-purpose cleaner and a damp cloth for this, or you can use flushable wipes. Start from the top and wipe down the entire area, including the tank lid and flush handle; make sure you get at both sides of the seat and lid. Stains and bacteria also accumulate at the base of the toilet and behind it. These places can be hard to clean properly, so you might want to put some Cif Cream or similar onto an old toothbrush and scrub the area.
- Finally, hook your chosen rimblock over the rim of your toilet to prevent dirt build-up until your next clean.
As with most household chores, cleaning the toilet is easiest if you maintain it as part of a routine. Thorough cleans like this one won’t seem so daunting if you give the bowl a quick scrub on a regular basis or wipe down the seat every couple of days, and using a rimblock will keep everything smelling fresh and clean. Just follow these steps and you’ll never have to worry about the state of your loo again!