A dirty toilet can, quite frankly, be quite vile; if left unclean for a long time it can be a full-frontal assault on the eyes and nose. Maintaining a clean toilet is not hard and having a good looking, odour-free toilet is, needless to say, something everyone should have. Especially if you’re considering selling your home; like with everything else in life, it’s easier to sell if it’s clean. Here is a brief, basic guide to maintaining a clean toilet.
1) Buy decent cleaning chemicals and toilet brushes
This may seem like obvious advice, but it really pays to go the extra mile when buying cleaning products. Cheap toilet brushes will soon disintegrate or become disgustingly unusable. The same goes for cheap cleaning chemicals; supermarket own brand cleaning chemicals will not do a near good enough job of cleaning killing bacteria as a good, brand name cleaning product would. Buying the right tools will make your job that much easier and will mean you can maintain a clean toilet with much more efficiency.
2) Draw up a cleaning schedule and keep to it
The best way to keep your toilet clean is to service it regularly. This means drawing up a schedule where you will clean it each week. Maybe you already a cleaning schedule, maybe you don’t. But remember that organisation is the way to efficiency, and making sure you don’t neglect the chore of toilet cleaning each week is a sure fire way to maintain a clean toilet. If you continue to neglect the task, when you inevitably come to it, it will be a lot worse than cleaning it weekly.
3) Know what parts to clean.
Cleaning a toilet, if well maintained, shouldn’t take more than five minutes. All you need to do is lift up the lid, squirt some cleaning chemicals on the underside of the rim, get a toilet scrub, give it all a little scrub, and then flush the toilet. It’s as simple as that. Of course the seat could do with a quick wipe from time to time, but the core cleaning process is just what was mentioned above. Do that every week, and the chore of toilet cleaning won’t seem such like a chore.
4) Buy air freshener
After you’ve cleaned the toilet, within a day or two the smell with start to creep back in on accounts of being used regularly. To make sure your toilet is smells pristine, there are a multitude of air freshening products available. Some are designed specifically for toilets; they release a fresh smell into the air every time you flush. Of course these are not the only option for you; buying a spray-based air freshener and keeping it in your bathroom will mean you can freshen the air at your discretion.
5) Buy a toilet seat protector
So far, all this advice has been aimed at maintaining a clean toilet bowl. If you want to maintain a spotless toilet seat, toilet seat protectors are available from any good supermarket. They slip on off the lid with ease. You can buy disposable ones, or ones that can be thrown away after more than one use. Generally speaking, the seat of your toilet will never be that dirty; bacteria just can’t thrive on such a surface as well as they can on others. For example, there are more bacteria on your kitchen table tops than on a seat of a toilet. But if complete and utter cleanliness give you peace of mind, then why not try buying a toilet seat protector. They are cheap, readily available, and easy to use.