How to Clean Your Toilet? Free Guide to Bathroom Cleaning

How to Clean Your Toilet Free Guide to Bathroom Cleaning
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Cleaning your toilet is a crucial part of maintaining a hygienic bathroom. So, how do you clean your toilet effectively? Start by applying toilet bowl cleaner under the rim and let it sit for a few minutes. Scrub the bowl thoroughly with a toilet brush, paying special attention to any stains. Wipe down the exterior, including the handle and seat, with a disinfectant. Finally, flush to rinse away the cleaner.

Want to ensure your bathroom stays fresh and spotless? Read on for more detailed steps and expert tips on cleaning your toilet!

Why is Bathroom Cleaning Important?

The bathroom is not only a place where you sanitize, but it’s also a place where you get rid of the excrement from your body. Not only will this transfer the bacteria to the surface of your toilet or sink, but it also promotes the proliferation of bacteria due to the bathroom’s environment. 

The bathroom is also referred to as the “comfort room” for a good reason. However, if it is ridden with dirt and bacteria, it will definitely become a source of discomfort instead. Imagine sitting down at a dirty toilet or being soaked in dirty water that came from an unclean showerhead. It’s not pleasant to think about, right? As such, take this as a sign to start regularly cleaning your bathroom or to hire some experienced professionals to do it for you. 

How to Clean the Toilet (and the Whole Bathroom)

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Below is a list of the essential parts of the bathroom that you need to clean. Use our weekly cleaning checklist for bathroom:

Step 1: Clean the toilet

Start by lowering the water levels in the toilet and placing the disinfectant inside. While the disinfectant settles for a bit, start cleaning the exteriors using scrubbing materials or a brush. If you clean the interiors first, there is a chance that some of the dirt inside the toilet may be unwittingly placed on the exteriors. 

After cleaning and scrubbing the exteriors with the same disinfectant, you may proceed to the insides of the toilet bowl. Afterward, rinse the disinfectant with water, and don’t forget to disinfect the cleaning tools that you used as the toilet can be very dirty. 

Step 2: Clean the shower head and the drain

Use a spray to apply the disinfectant before scrubbing it thoroughly. For other cleaning methods, you can also tie a piece of plastic containing the disinfectant around the shower head and let it do its job for a while before scrubbing and rinsing.

If the pesky dirt is still present after pouring some water and using a cleaning chemical, then more drastic measures, such as using boiling water or high-pressured water, may be necessary. You can also use certain acidic substances to easily corrode the accumulation of gunk in your shower drain. 

Step 3: Clean the sink 

For the sink, what you will need to focus on its interior and the drain, as this is where all that dirt and bacteria gets tossed around. There are two main ways to clean your sink, the first of which is manual scrubbing. Simply use a disinfectant and scrub away at the stain or the discolored spots that your sink may have. You should scrub with enough force because there will definitely be some unseen bacteria that should be eradicated.

The second way is by using the drain plug to prevent the water from draining and filling the whole sink with water mixed with the disinfectant. Although you will still need to scrub afterward, you can use these methods for stains that are harder to remove. Just remember to use boiling water or acidic materials to get rid of any pesky accumulation of gunk inside the drain. 

Step 4: Clean the bathtub (if you have one)

If you have a bathtub, you will also have to start cleaning it. Although it may be a little lower on the priority list (as not everyone will have a bathtub), it is still necessary to clean it if you have one as you will essentially put your whole body into it. You can either fill it with water that contains disinfectants or just manually scrub it as you would with the sink, albeit on a much bigger scale. 

After cleaning the insides of the bathtub, you will also need to clean its drain as there may be an accumulation of hair, dirt, and gunk. Use the same methods as we did in the shower drain and the sink drain. However, it should be noted that you should be careful not to spill the hot water or the acidic materials onto yourself as the surface of the newly cleaned bathtub may cause you to slip. 

Step 5: Scrub those floors

Of course, you should never forget to clean the floors because, like any part of the house, they can easily accumulate the most amount of dirt. This is especially true if you had guests that used your bathroom or if you had been outside and used your bathroom after arriving home, which is essentially taking the dirt from outdoors into your home. 

Use a disinfectant solution (preferably commercial ones because vinegar can have an unpleasant smell for a lot of people) mixed with water and use it along with your mop to scrub your bathroom floor. 

Step 6: Don’t forget the accessories

This part of the list can be quite subjective and situational as you may or may not have these accessories. Towel holders, shelves, rails, and hooks are all common accessories that you will also want to spray with some disinfectants as they carry some of the important things you use for showering. As such, consider wiping them or disinfecting them consistently so they don’t accumulate dirt or stains. 

Fastest Way to Clean Your Toilet

The fastest way to clean your toilet is to hire a general weekly cleaning service. This service will tackle every inch of your bathroom (not only the toilet).

Sureclean has general weekly cleaning service Singapore that will leave your bathroom and any part of your home spotless. With our deep-cleaning process, no job is too dirty!

We can handle everything from scrubbing your bathroom, kitchen, and any other part of your home to dusting your furniture and washing your windows. We also offer a wide range of skills including carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, upholstery, window cleaning, and more.

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