How to Make Sure Your Toilet is Really CleanJust because the bowl is white, doesn't mean it's germ-free.CREATED WITH DOMEX
What's the one thing in the bathroom that people dread to clean the most? Moms will probably say it's the toilet bowl. The toilet seat alone has 3,200 bacteria cells per square inch. What more inside the bowl! So, yes, cleaning it is a daunting task, especially when you know that disease-causing bacteria, viruses, and fungi are all over it. It's a dirty job but somebody has to do it or else bacteria will thrive, increasing your children's risk to be exposed to serious sicknesses like diarrhea, vomiting, or even the flesh-eating illness.
Cleaning the toilet bowl doesn't have to be laborious. Follow these tips on how to make sure it's clean so your family's health won't get compromised.
Turn off the water valve then flush the remaining water in the bowl
Before cleaning the bowl, turn off the water valve then flush. Draining the water will help you thoroughly clean the surface so the cleaning product you'll use won't get diluted and lose its potency. Allow the solution to work its magic before turning the water supply back on. Flush it again when you're done cleaning.
Work your way down
Start from the tank, then the toilet seat, then the inside of the bowl and lastly, the base of the toilet bowl. We recommend using a damp microfiber cloth folded into eights. Use only one eighth of the cloth at a time when wiping a particular part of the toilet, and follow a Z pattern so you're sure the dirty cloth won't touch the clean surfaces. Don't forget to wipe the flusher handle. This high-contact point is teeming with germs, too.
Wipe down the toilet seat regularly
Don't stop disinfecting the toilet bowl even after you've thoroughly cleaned it. Make it a habit to regularly wipe the seat using a clean damp tissue then dry the surface with a paper towel. Remember, germs and bacteria love a moist environment.
Use an effective and reliable cleaning product
Toilet germs are not easy to eradicate. A lot of moms still use laundry bleach and detergent, thinking it will thoroughly clean the bowl. However, detergent is ineffective in killing germs, while bleach—which can kill sickness-causing germs—is too thin for it to give long-lasting protection.
Use a product that's effective—Domex Ultra Thick Bleach is the all-around germ kill expert that has sodium hypochlorite, a potent disinfectant that kills toilet germs upon contact. With its specially designed spout, hard to reach areas of the toilet bowl, like the rim, can now easily be cleaned. Thanks to the product's ultra-thick consistency, the cleaning power lasts even after seven flushes.
Don't scrub too hard
All porcelain toilet bowls have a protective glaze around it so the material won't easily scratch. There's a tendency to vigorously scrub a surface when you want it really clean. Don't scrub too hard, though. You might create unsightly scratch marks where germs and bacteria can start to breed. But if you use Domex, you don't need to exert too much effort!
As moms, we make sure cleanliness starts at home. With dependable products, a regular toilet-cleaning regimen can do wonders to protect our family's health.