Cleaning the toilet may not be the most glamorous task, but it’s an essential task in any maintenance clean and results in a clean and hygienic bathroom. Nobody enjoys cleaning a toilet unless they are passionate about cleaning and polishing a bathroom. Let One Source Cleaning master this job for you! We know how to clean a toilet efficiently and will leave your bathroom with a fresh sent and shine. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps we use to achieve a sparkling, germ-free toilet in no time.
Gather Your Supplies
Efficiency starts with preparation. Before we begin, we ensure we have the following cleaning supplies ready:
- Toilet bowl cleaner (Bar Keepers & Dish Soap)
- **Toilet brush with a holder
- Nitrile gloves
- Paper towels and cleaning cloths
- **Disinfectant or antibacterial spray
- **Toilet bowl scrubbing brush
- **Pumice stone (if needed)
Step 1: Clear the Area
We start by removing any items around the toilet, such as bath mats, trash cans, and any personal items. Clearing the area gives us more room to work and ensures that no items accidentally come into contact with cleaning agents.
Step 2: Spray and Soak
Spray the toilet bowl’s interior with our eco friendly multi-purpose cleaner, followed by sprinkling barkeepers and dish soap in the bowl (our chosen toilet bowl cleaner). Our cleaner requires 3 minutes of dwell time to effectively break down stains and bacteria. During this time, we also spray the exterior of the toilet with more multi-purpose antibacterial cleaner.
Step 3: Clean the Exterior
While the bowl cleaner is working its magic, we disinfect the rest of the bathroom. Then returning to the task at hand we use a cleaning cloth or paper towel to wipe down the exterior of the toilet. We pay close attention to areas around the handle, the seat, and the base, as these are common touchpoints for germs.
Step 4: Scrub the Bowl
We use nitrile gloves to protect our hands and use a toilet bowl scrubbing brush to thoroughly clean the inside of the bowl. We start from under the rim and work our way down to the basin. We always scrub the jets and under the rim, as these areas can harbor stains and bacteria. For stubborn stains, we use a scrubby sponge with more barkeepers and dish soap, and if needed magic erasers for extra cleaning power.
Step 5: Flush and Inspect
Once the bowl is thoroughly scrubbed, we flush the toilet. This not only helps rinse away any remaining cleaner but also allows us to inspect the bowl for any missed spots or lingering stains. If necessary, we repeat the cleaning process until the toilet is odor free and renewed.
Step 6: Reassemble and Finish
Finally, we put back any removed items and wait to bring the items from the floor back until after we’ve hand mopped the bathroom. We always clean bathrooms with our deep cleaning procedure giving you a through clean every time.
The Once Source bathroom clean is both through and efficient. Hire us to do your cleans so you don’t have to spend unnecessary time and effort doing it yourself. Regular maintenance and a consistent cleaning routine will help keep your toilet sparkling and germ-free.Image by rawpixel.com on Freepik