Toilet Cleaning Tips You Probably Don’t Know About

Let's face it, cleaning the toilet is not something any of us really enjoy, but it's an essential job which has to be done regularly to keep bathrooms hygienic. At Domestique we offer a wide range of home cleaning services, including of course, cleaning the toilet. If you need to keep your toilet fresh and hygienic in between cleans, here are a few tips you might not have come across:

Regular cleaning = less hard work

Perhaps the best toilet cleaning tip we can give is to not leave it too long in between cleans. Not cleaning regularly leaves the limescale to build up, to the point where it is difficult to shift, so keep on top of your toilet cleaning chores and you'll find it easier to clean.

Get prepared

When you're cleaning the bathroom, before you tackle the sink or bath, squirt some disinfectant around the toilet bowl and leave it to do its work. That way, by the time you work your way around to the toilet, a lot of the dirt, germs and bacteria will already have been removed.

Clean from bottom to top

It might sound strange, but starting with the base and working your way up to the cistern and seat is an effective way to clean the toilet. Just remember to use a clean cloth or wipe to do the handle, as you don't want to transfer germs.

Use a toilet brush

You can't clean under the rim of the toilet effectively unless you employ a toilet brush, so make sure yours is in good shape and that you clean it effectively with bleach and water.

Don't ignore the seat joints

Removing the toilet seat every few cleans will ensure you can keep the toilet seat joints clean, as urine tends to gather in and around these joints and can result in an unpleasant smell that your regular cleaning just can't remove.

Keep fresh after flushing

Use a toilet rim block or in-cistern cleaner to keep your toilet fresh after use.

Homemade toilet cleaning remedies

Run out of bleach or toilet cleaner? You can still carry out some emergency cleaning using some of these tips below:

  • Make toilet cleaning bombs to freshen the bowl using tea tree oil, baking soda and vinegar.
  • Drop an Alka Seltzer into the bowl and leave for around 10 minutes and use your brush to scrub, then flush and rinse for sparkling results
  • Use a grapefruit dipped in salt to clean the toilet and leave your bathroom smelling zesty fresh!

Hire a cleaner to do it for you

Even with all of these great tips, you still have to clean the toilet regularly, so if you want to free up some time and get the professionals to do it for you, speak to Domestique about our home cleaning services. We offer a wide range of domestic cleaning services, cleaning the way you want it done and allowing you to spend more time doing the things you love. Please call us on 845 625 9895 or click here to find your nearest Domestique branch.