Post # 1
So I was on facebook last night. My cousin (and another girl) was tagged in a picture of a brand new, tags still on it, toilet brush! It had the caption of (something like) “aren’t you proud I got my very first toilet bowl brush”
So I clicked on it because it had a bunch of comments, and come to find out, this girl had been cleaning her toilet with cleaner and a sponge. As in: hand in toilet water to clean it.
Some of the comments were like a “I can’t believe you do that”, then there were a couple who said their parents did it like that, and one girl who said she has also always done it it by hand.
Anyway… that got me wondering. How do YOU clean your toilet bowl?
ETA: Have you ever heard of other ways to do it?
Post # 3
Toilet bowl brush and cleaner for the inside. I clean the rest of the toilet by spraying it down with Fantastik or wipe it down with a clorox wipe.
Post # 4
Brush and cleaner! I honestly never considered doing it any other way…
Post # 5
@Rouquine: I do it exactly like this as well.
Post # 6
Im the same way, brush and cleaner for the inside- spray or clorox wipes for the outside.
Post # 7
Ahhhh reading that is made me gag. It’s probably mental but I can’t stand the thought of putting my hand that far in the toilet! I use the disposable clorox toilet wand thingies…hands free! lol. The outside gets wiped down with vinegar or a clorox wipe.
Post # 9
The only time I have ever actually put my hand in the toilet bowl, is when I was trying to get that stupid water ring out. Nothing I was using would get rid of it. I think its a southern thing because every toilet I ever see has one. So my land lady suggested using a pumice stone, and I will tell you what, it worked like a charm. I used gloves though, and my hands weren’t fully submerged.
I guess technically it IS clean water.
Post # 10
I clean the inside/under rim with a brush & cleaner. Outside/seat/top with spray & paper towels.
Post # 11
@Kkaattii: same! I have never heard of people actually going into the bowl to wipe it clean
Post # 12
With as many bee’s as there are, I thought I’d get a couple who do it another way
Post # 13
Toilet brush and cleaner for the inside of the bowl, cleaning spray and paper towels for the rest, gloves on for all.
Post # 15
I use a toilet brush and cleaner for the inside, and cleaning spray with paper towels for the outside. To be honest, I don’t usually use gloves. I just wash my hands really well afterwards.
The idea of cleaning the inside of the bowl with a sponge is really…odd. I can see if for the water stain (as mentioned above) or for rust stains, but otherwise….ewwww!
The only time I’ve ever put my hand into the toilet occurred seconds after my engagement ring fell into it. I was really lucky and was able to retrieve it with nothing more than a high EWWWW! factor.
Post # 16
I clean toilets for a living… so let me see… how do I clean the “The Throne”?
This is how I clean a HOUSE toilet
- I spray (using a spray bottle) the entire toilet with disinfectant cleaner
- Then I use a cloth, actually 2, one for wiping the grime off, one for drying/polishing the porcelain…. yes, cloths no sponges to wipe down the toilet – cloths because I re-use them after washing in bleach – no wastefulness
- I go everywhere… from top to bottom – top of toilet tank, toilet tank itself, handle, top of seat, bottom of seat, around the top of the bowl, (usually this is where the guys like to leave their little puddles…), the toilet bowl itself gets an extra scrubbing with a scrubbie if necessary, otherwise, I swish the cloth around in there, (it is clean, you flush it before you clean it…) The toilet brush doesn’t get to every surface, it does miss spots because it’s a brush and it not as dense as a toothbrush, the bristles are far apart, and it can’t go everywhere, the bolts that hold the seats down are actually attacked with a toothbrush, around the bowl itself around the S trap on the outside (I hate those, they’re always full of dust and pee) underneath the area where the seat bolts are, the bottom of the bowls where the bolts attach the toilet to the floor (those bolts too get the mean toothbrush) and around the toilet itself where the caulking is and where it meets the floor. (I hope I ddin’t forget anything while writing it down!)
- This means I am on my hands and knees.
- I wear no gloves at my house, but other people’s houses, I will wear them
This is how I clean a PUBLIC toilet
- Spray the entire toilet with disinfectant spray
- Wipe down with cloth – toilet seats tops and bottoms, top of tank and around the front of the bowl, and where the bolts are attached to the floor (if they’re dirty) no need to dry toilet
- Once a week do the HOUSE cleaning
- I wear gloves