Your toilet is one of the dirtiest places in your home — and it’s often also the least favorite spot to clean. To make our chores a little easier, many of us rush to the store and buy the first toilet cleaner we find. But before you do, there are a few things you’ll you’ll want to keep in mind.
Here are a few toilet cleaning do’s and dont’s.
1. Drop in cleaners
Drop in cleaners may turn your toilet a pretty blue, but they can also damage your plumbing system. These tablets often contain harmful chemicals that can eat away at the rubber parts of your toilet bowl. They can also get stuck in your toilet valve, preventing you from flushing.
2. Bleach tablets
Bleach tablets are also highly corrosive. They will eat away at your toilet flapper, leading to water waste and damaged parts.
1. Keep it natural
- Vinegar: Just reach for some distilled white vinegar. Pour one cup into your tank and the acids will naturally dissolve any mineral buildup inside. You can also pour a cup into the bowl itself. Swish the vinegar around with a brush and let it sit. Flush when done
- Baking soda: Baking soda is a great way to naturally remove toilet stains. Add about a cup (with another one or two cups of vinegar) to your bowl. Let it sit and scrub the stains away.
If you run into any problems with your bathroom toilet, do not hesitate to reach out to our professionals here at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains. We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing needs.