by Brooke Tolman
(last updated March 16, 2015)
Cleaning your toilet can be a daunting task if you haven't done it for awhile and don't really know where to start. There are tons of cleaners out there, each with a pretty specific purpose to cleaning, and depending on what type of dirty your toilet is, you'll want to get a specific one.
These are great because you rarely have to clean your toilet with them. A few drawbacks is that you should probably get use to having blue water in your toilet, if that's not a problem then these are great for you. On occasion you will have to scrub your toilet just to get some of the harder stains off, but not nearly as much as you would normally have to, maybe only once every few months. These are not really an option either if you have small children or pets in that they are right at their level if you have the kind that hang in the toilet, so be aware of that. Besides those few things, these are great for using to clean your toilet.
Powder cleaners are best used if you have some tough stains to get rid of on your toilet but are worried about scratching the surface or leaving marks. These are designed to get those tough stains off without damaging whatever it is that you're cleaning. Powder toilet cleaners are a good choice if you're dealing with tough stains such as water deposits, rust, or lime. When cleaning you just have to make sure you're not being too abrasive with the powder, because it can potentially scratch if you scrub too hard.
Liquid toilet cleaners are probably one of the most used cleaners when cleaning your toilet just because these are the types that are found on the market the most. These include cleaners such as Lysol, Clorox, and Lime-Away. The pros to using a liquid cleaner are many. You're able to squirt from farther away so you don't have to get like right inside the toilet. Also with a liquid cleaner, if you squirt it at the top of the toilet bowl, you can let it drip down the sides to eventually get the whole bowl. The flip side to that is that if your toilet cleaner isn't a thick liquid, it'll just automatically run down the sides into the toilet water and you'll have to spray some more cleaner in there. So if you're going to use a liquid cleaner, I would suggest getting one that is a little bit thicker viscosity than normal cleaner.
Now that you know the different types of cleaners out there, cleaning your toilet shouldn't be a problem!
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