Let's face it, most people do not look forward to cleaning their toilet bowl. However, if you make certain you have everything you need, such as gloves, a brush, and a cleaning solution, it can be a simple, fast task.
If you want a really clean bowl, you should first empty the tank and then turn off the water. This gives you access to the bowl without worrying about splashing water and make it a much easier task if you do not have to deal with the water sitting in the bowl.
Your cleaning supplies somewhat depend on how clean or dirty your toilet bowl might be. If it is really dirty, you might want to have some steel wool on hand. This works great to clean water stains. Also, if there are a number of other stains, you might want to use the steel wool and a stronger cleaning product.
Your project is now ready to begin. First, take your cleaning solution and spray it throughout the interior of the bowl. For extra dirty interiors, you should spray those spots with a little extra cleaner. Depending on your cleaning product, you should let the spray sit for a few minutes.
The next step is to take your brush and move it throughout the interior. Spend a little extra time on the areas where the hard water has caused stains. If you have a really stubborn area the brush will not clean, take your steel wool and it will take care of most problems. If you clean your toilet bowl, on a regular basis, you should be able to complete this task in a matter of minutes.
However, if you do not clean your toilet bowl, periodically, you might find rust or lime deposits, which are harder to remove. This is due to hard water. You should then invest in some products that are specifically geared to remove these more stubborn stains. Products designed for major cleaning might require specific directions. Be sure to read the label before you begin using anything new. Some products might also require that you wear goggles. One final precaution: never mix your cleaning products together when you are cleaning the toilet bowl.
If after cleaning your toilet using the above steps, you still feel you may need to replace it instead, call AmeriServe in Easton, PA today at (610) 258-2591. We'll schedule an in-home consultation and help you determine which type of toilet will work best for you and your family's needs, save you more on your water bill, and install your toilet for you, professionally and hassle-free.