Cleaning a Toilet

Cleaning a toilet isn't fun but it has to be done. Cleaning it on a regular basis makes makes it much easier to maintain. This is a guide about cleaning a toilet.
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July 7, 2016 Flag
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I always keep Swiffer pads because they are so thick and easy to use and I also have a Swiffer mop. However, I buy the Swiffer pads for other uses. I use them to clean around the outside of the toilet bowl. I use gloves, and hold the pad and go around the outside of the porcelain. The results are remarkable and for some reason, the Swiffer pad gets in between all the curves and bends and does an amazing job. It is probably because of the thickness of the pad. I have never seen such a bright and clean result before using this method.

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I don't know how the off brands do, but I can sure recommend the Swiffer pads, as in the photo, for the toilet bowl, for a flashy and amazing clean!

Another plus, is that the clean stays longer for some reason :)

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July 11, 20160 found this helpful

I will try it :)

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July 14, 20160 found this helpful

;) I'm glad I tried it, I love finding ways to use one item in several useful ways! Thank you for commenting!

Robyn

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February 13, 2011 Flag

To really get your loo clean, use your toilet brush/swab to remove all the water from the bowl. This way your cleanser will come in direct contact with the surface and not get watered down.

water free toliet

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September 14, 2015 Flag
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Cleaning around your toilet seat hinge can be fiddly and time consuming. A cloth won't get into all the cracks and crevices. Antibacterial spray is good for getting in there and killing the germs but won't banish the stains.

Cleaning the toilet.

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February 8, 2011 Flag
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Here in Finland, bleach is a lot cheaper than other bathroom/toilet cleaners, especially those with the spray tops. My tip is to use an old cleaning fluid bottle, the type with the spray top that allows you to spray the fluid, for bleach.

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June 6, 2011 Flag
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I am aware the the chemicals in the detergent for dishwashers is similar to that used to remove stains in toilets, so I put the little dishwasher tablets into the toilet, and it works.

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April 17, 2010 Flag
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What is good for cleaning toilets and keeping them clean longer than a day?

By Terri from Baton Rouge, LA

April 17, 20100 found this helpful
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If they get dirty in just one day, it's probably an issue with the type of water in your area. We've got really hard water, and even our toilets don't get dirty again that fast.

Soft water might be the way to go, to eliminate this problem for good. Because there's no household cleaner that can keep anything clean for a longer period of time. Something besides common household usage is making your toilets get dirty. If you're having to clean them every day, and there's nothing staining them (like a brick in the tank, etc.), then the water is your culprit.

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For cleaning the inside, put straight bleach in to a well marked squirt bottle & CAREFULLY squirt the bleach all around the inside of the toilet, then shut the toilet lid & wait for half an hour. Afterward, flush toilet & air out the bathroom. Like any strong cleaning products or using bleach in the wash, this is not good for a septic tank if done often, but once a week is usually okay. I hate cleaning my toilet, but doing this once a week kills the germs & keeps my toilet clean inside. Be careful, don't wear your best jeans or dark clothes when using bleach!

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September 9, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about cleaning lime deposits off a toilet. The minerals in your home water supply may leave what are called, lime deposits, in your toilet, the beginning of the infamous ring.

Toilet with lime deposits being cleaned with toilet brush

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August 23, 2016 Flag
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This is a guide about cleaning calcium deposits in a toilet. The calcium in your water can leave a ring inside the toilet bowl that can be difficult to clean.

Scrubbing toilet with a sponge

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April 28, 2005 Flag
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I recently purchased a block of flats from some people who didn't clean, I'm having some trouble with the toilet in one of them. The outside of the toilet is covered in some sort of caked on build up, including all the piping and floor around it!

It's really unbelievable. I just cant force myself to scrub it by hand my husband had a go and it seems to be really stuck. I've tried spraying all sorts of cleaning products even hydrochloric acid on it hoping it will dissolve or eat it away.

It may have been building up for 7 years or more. Is there any hope? There has to be some sort of heavy duty scum eater!

Any help appreciated.

Bec from Australia

October 24, 20150 found this helpful
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Both will work. White vinegar is preferred for cleaning due to the much cheaper cost. If you have access to free cider vinegar, use if for cleaning, it works just as well as white.

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

Hi Bec,

If there is a drain hole in the floor maybe you could get out the big guns & gerni (high pressure cleaning) the heck out of it. I'm surprised that the pool acid didn't put a dint in it! Or spray (experiment with different cleaners) & scrap with a paint scrapper. Good luck.

Susan from Brisbane

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October 24, 20150 found this helpful

December 11, 2012 Flag
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Cut a magic eraser into four pieces. Drop one piece into toilet. Leave for a few hours or overnight. Dream of clean, sparkley, toilets.

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December 28, 2015 Flag
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Sometimes a toilet needs some extra work to get it clean. This is a guide about cleaning a very dirty toilet.

Cleaning a Very Dirty Toilet

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January 13, 2014 Flag
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This guide is about cleaning with baking soda and vinegar. Household cleaning can be accomplished without harmful chemicals or expensive cleaners.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

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October 8, 2013 Flag
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One member of our family now needs to use a raised toilet seat. The one we have comes off easily, so I put it in the bathtub to clean it. I let the shower run hot water on it for a few minutes while I clean other parts of the bathroom.

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March 12, 2010 Flag
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Hate cleaning the toilet? Not sure which is worse; the inside or the under-side with all the groves and curves!

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September 28, 2012 Flag
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This guide is about cleaning toilet bowl stains. Whatever kind of stains you may have in your porcelain toilet bowl, they can be a difficult to remove.

Toilet bowl

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August 2, 2011 Flag
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This is a guide about cleaning and preventing toiletbowl rings. Getting toilets clean can be a challenge. A ring around the bowl is unsightly and is sometimes tough to get rid of.

Photo of a woman cleaning a toilet.

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April 17, 2010 Flag
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I am looking for tips for keeping a toilet clean without scrubbing every day.

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