A toilet is a humid room in the home, and unless care is taken, it can be a source of germs. Bacteria is found in the toilet bowl, on the seat, the door handle, the flush and the floor. Besides causing diseases, they also release foul smelling gases when they adsorb organic wastes. Clean and disinfect with care and ensure that under the rim, and the siphon jets are taken care of. Cleaning will be determined by the materials used in construction since the septic system comes from your home design
Cleaning guidance to maintain a sparkling toilet
Clean the toilet brush regularly
Clean the brush by leaving it in the toilet bowl when flushing. This will reduce the spread of germs the next time you use it. Always use disinfecting soap for regular cleaning.
Flush after every use
Flush the toilet after every use. Do this to prevent stains from forming and emitting a foul smell.
Close the toilet lid before flushing
This will reduce the spread of germs. It is estimated that germs go up to 1.5m high then settles on all the other surfaces in the toilet.
Avoid corrosive chemicals
Avoid using caustic chemicals as this will make the surfaces of the toilet rough, making it hard to achieve that sparkling look. Similarly, steel wool when used will give that rough, dull look.
Lemon and baking soda
Cut a lemon in half and sprinkle baking soda on it. After gently scrubbing off the stain, the surface is rinsed off with warm water.
Pour Hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl, wait for 30minutes then rinse off.
Scrub the toilet stains using toothpaste. Rinse properly so that ugly marks are not left behind.
Use of sandpaper
Only use the ultra fine sand paper to remove stains on a synthetic sink. Care must be taken just to remove the stain but not cause damage to the surface.
These will take care of the stains from lime and calcium build up. Cover the toilet with Gatorade; leave for 15 minutes then scrub gently. Rinse off the solvents.
Spray vinegar to the affected areas, leave for a while then rinse off. Alternatively, a small bottle is filled with vinegar, and then small holes made on it then put in the toilet tank. This will ensure a slow release of vinegar which will disinfect the toilet after each flush, and prevent the dark rings from forming.