Updated: Apr 12
Maintaining a clean and sanitary home is important not just for aesthetics, but also for your health and wellbeing. Regular house cleanings can go a long way towards achieving this, but did you know that there are things you can do in between the cleanings to make your home even more sanitary?
One area of the home that requires attention and regular cleaning is the toilet. A dirty toilet can be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria and can even lead to the spread of illness within your household. But there are some simple things you can do in order to maintain a clean and sanitary toilet.
First and foremost, make sure that you close the lid of the toilet before flushing. When you flush with the lid open, your toilet releases tiny water droplets mixed with waste, which can land on nearly every surface in the bathroom and stay there for weeks or even months. This can lead to the spread of germs and bacteria, so closing the lid can help to minimize this risk.
In addition to closing the lid, you can also save water by placing a weighted plastic water bottle filled with rocks or pebbles in the toilet tank. This will take up space in the tank, reducing the amount of water needed to fill it and ultimately saving you up to 10 gallons of water per day.
Another important step in keeping your toilet clean is to flush regularly. Urine and hard water deposits can leave behind hardened mineral deposits in your toilet bowl over time. If you let urine sit around for too long, the deposits form faster and can be very hard to remove without using harsh chemicals. Flushing regularly can help to prevent this buildup and keep your toilet clean and free from stains.
When it comes to cleaning your toilet, you don't need to use harsh chemicals or expensive cleaning products. A simple screwdriver can be used to remove the toilet seat so you can access all the nooks and crannies that are often missed during regular cleanings. A small brush can be used to clean the hinges, underneath the seat, and any other hard-to-reach areas.
Regular cleaning and maintenance of your toilet can help to keep your home clean, sanitary, and free from illness-causing germs and bacteria. By taking a few simple steps in between regular cleanings, you can help ensure that your toilet stays clean, fresh, and germ-free for your peace of mind and overall wellbeing.
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