(Closed) NWR: How do you clean your toilet?

posted 6 years ago in Home
  • poll: How do you clean your toilet bowl?
    With a toilet brush and cleaner : (79 votes)
    85 %
    With a sponge/rag and cleaner (no gloves) : (5 votes)
    5 %
    With a sponge/rag and cleaner (gloves) : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Other: Please explain! : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
    792 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Brush and cleaner! I honestly never considered doing it any other way…

    Post # 5
    9687 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Rouquine:  I do it exactly like this as well.

    Post # 7
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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 # 10
    802 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I clean the inside/under rim with a brush & cleaner. Outside/seat/top with spray & paper towels.

    Post # 11
    2702 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @Kkaattii:  same! I have never heard of people actually going into the bowl to wipe it clean

    Post # 13
    16213 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    Toilet brush and cleaner for the inside of the bowl, cleaning spray and paper towels for the rest, gloves on for all.

    Post # 14
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    Cleaner and a brush.

    Post # 15
    1243 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    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

      1. I spray (using a spray bottle) the entire toilet with disinfectant cleaner
      2. 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
      3. 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!)
      4. This means I am on my hands and knees.
      5. I wear no gloves at my house, but other people’s houses, I will wear them

      This is how I clean a PUBLIC toilet

        1. Spray the entire toilet with disinfectant spray
        2. 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
        3. Once a week do the HOUSE cleaning
        4. I wear gloves


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