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Six Easy Steps to Clean and Disinfect a Toilet


It’s not a time for everyone to enjoy themselves. Toilets need to be cleaned. We don’t have to tell you. They’re not so bad if you keep up with your toilet cleanings. This easy guide will show you how to clean your bathroom, how to remove stains and how to clean the tank. Vinegar is your best friend.

How to clean and disinfect your toilet bowl

  • Use a multipurpose cleaner (our favorite is the vinegar-powered 9 Element Bathroom Cleaner), or warm water and dish soap to scrub the toilet. Clean the toilet from top to bottom, both inside and out.
  • Follow the instructions on any ready-made cleaning products’ labels.
  • To remove soap residue from dish soap, wipe down the toilet with a damp, clean rag.
  • Take out the best toilet seat. It is not a serious matter to remove the toilet seat.
  • Use whatever cleaning agent to hit the hinges of the toilet.
  • Spray any attachments to the toilet, such as a bidet or bidet with your cleaning 4 product and wipe off.
  • Use a ready-made cleaner to scrub the toilet seat. We like one with bleach. Make sure to reach under the lip and around edges of the bowl. Mind your eyes (because bleach! For maximum ventilation, make sure you open all bathroom windows and turn on the fan when cleaning with chemicals.
  • For good measure, sanitize now. Microban 24 Bathroom Cleaner is a good choice. It will keep surfaces clean for up to 24 hours even after repeated touches on non-porous surfaces.

The best way to remove stains from a toilet bowl

Toilets handle a lot. These are the top techniques to remove the stains from your throne.

There are many types of toilet bowl stains

Water hard

Use a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to scrub the skin. Rinse with water.


If this is the case, flush first to drain any water from the bowl. Use white vinegar to spray mildew and scrub. Continue the flush-and scrub process until all stains disappear.


Black mold can pose a serious health risk. You should hire a professional to clean your toilet bowl if you have a serious mold problem. If the problem persists, open windows and fans to ventilate the area. Next, use bleach-based heavy-duty cleaners. While scrubbing, you might consider wearing gloves and a mask. Rinse thoroughly.

Mineral deposits

To flush the toilet bowl, use water to flush it. Spray the problem spots with a common cleaning product or white vinegar. Use a scrub brush to remove the mineral deposits.

Toilet bowl cleaners come in a variety of types

Warm white vinegar

For approximately 2 minutes, heat several cups of white wine vinegar in a microwave. Let the vinegar cool in the bowl of the toilet. Next, scrub the bowl with your toilet brush. Vinegar can be used to dissolve any mineral buildup in the toilet bowl.

Baking soda and white vinegar solution

Add two parts white vinegar to one part baking soda. Stir them together slowly. To remove any remaining water, flush the bowl and uncover the stains. Use a scrub brush or a rag to apply the paste to the stained areas. Next, pour 1 gallon boiling water into a bowl and allow it to sit for approximately an hour. Use a toilet brushes to remove any stains and then flush the bowl.

How to clean and disinfect the toilet tank?


Yes, that’s right.

  • Locate the water valve in the tank and empty it.
  • The lid of the tank should be lifted off (be careful, it is heavy! You will be able to see the water level within.
  • To flush the toilet, make sure it is completely empty. This might take 2 to 3 flushes.
  • Ask yourself: How dirty is your tank?
  • A little bit of scrubber will suffice if it is just surface dirt.
  • White vinegar can be used to remove any discoloration caused by mineral deposits or residue buildup. You should fill the tank to the top with vinegar. This could take anywhere from 2 to 3 gallons depending on how big your tank is. White vinegar is very affordable. Allow the vinegar to sit in the tank overnight, without flushing. Flush the vinegar out in the morning. For good measure, flush the vinegar out a few times more.
  • Rubber gloves are a good idea. Follow the instructions on any store-bought cleaners. Avoid spraying toilet metal parts with cleaners that are extremely corrosive (ahem bleach) as this can cause rust. Allow the disinfectant to sit for at least 10-15 minutes.
  • Grab your scrub brush, medium to firm bristled is best, and start to clean the tank’s interior. Make sure you get all corners.
  • Use a soft sponge to gently scrub the tank’s interior parts, including the ball float and flapper. Use warm, clean water to soak the sponge. Spray some cleaner on the sponge to disperse it.
  • Turn off the water supply and then fill up the tank. You can flush it several times. Your toilet tank should look cleaner. You can repeat these steps if it remains gross.

How to clean your toilet tank?

  • Regularly drain your toilet tank and add vinegar to it. The vinegar acid kills mildew, dissolves mineral deposits, and is safe to use.
  • For best results, we recommend cleaning your toilet tank at least once every six months.

Mineral deposits won’t form unless you have hard water.

You may need to clean the tank more frequently depending on how often the toilet is used.

Your weekly routine should include cleaning your toilet bowl. We have some tips to help you get rid of the pee smell in your bathroom if you don’t think you’ve done enough.

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