A Better Way to a Clean Toilet: All You Need to Know

by Maids of Jacksonville Team - August 1, 2019

Taking good care of your bathroom is a number 1 priority if you plan on maintaining your home in optimal condition. Knowing how to clean the toilet in your Jacksonville home properly is one of the most important aspects of your bathroom cleaning routine, and the one professional cleaning companies often insist on. Here’s all you need to know about why and how you should clean the toilets in your home.

What happens if you don’t clean your toilet?

It is a common misconception that a toilet bowl is the dirtiest place you have contact with during the day. According to studies conducted on the matter so far, it appears that sponges we use for cleaning and desks we work at can be just as filthy (if not even filthier), while the cellphone you rarely separate from is also a magnet for bacterial contamination.

However, this doesn’t mean that our toilets aren’t “homes” for various potentially harmful microorganisms. The more attention you pay to keeping this bathroom spot fresh and spotless, the better. As the assumption mentioned previously usually makes homeowners extremely attentive when it comes to cleaning their toilets, it might not be so bad after all.

How dirty can a toilet bowl really be?

What happens if you don’t clean your toilet, exactly? The contamination spreads and remains invisible to the naked eye at first. As time goes by, however, early visible signs start to show.

The first things to appear will be the moldy ring in the bowl, as well as the marks of bacterial fungus and filth from stagnant water and impurities not being washed away and cleaned properly. When the toilet becomes visibly dirty, it’s basically letting you know it’s time for red alert. 

Not touching any of this dirt is not a solution. Every time you flush, this action will send thousands of microorganisms around and away from the toilet into the rest of your bathroom.

What causes black spots in a toilet bowl?

Those black spots that sometimes appear in your toilet can represent one of two things: Excessive mold growth, or mineral deposits buildup. If they’re more prominent above the waterline, they are probably mold. If you notice them below the water surface, they are likely to be a product of hard water minerals buildup.

How do you clean a toilet bowl ring?

There are several highly effective ways to clean your toilet bowl, and here is how to make the process as effective as it can be.

  1. Scrub your toilet with baking soda and vinegar. Start by sprinkling the toilet bowl with baking soda and letting it sit for at least an hour. After this time has passed, spray some vinegar on the treated surface. Wait for a while, then scrub the bowl with a toilet brush.
  2. Use a pumice stone to scrub impurities from the bowl. Soften it in water before using it (it should take about 15 minutes), and remember to wear rubber gloves when cleaning.
  3. Rinse the toilet bowl by flushing.
  4. Repeat the process until all stains are removed.

Southside FL cleaning pros know how it’s done

Here’s a million-dollar question: Would you rather spend time with friends relaxing and exploring the Kingsley Plantation, or dedicating a whole afternoon to making your toilet clean and spotless? Although the answer to question one is pretty clear in theory, you’re still very likely to go with the second option in practice.

Luckily, with the help of Maids of Jacksonville, there is an alternative to this ever-repeating scenario. Rated one of the finest professional cleaning companies in the area, Maids of Jacksonville is here to take tedious house chores out of your hands.

From offering stellar bathroom cleaning to making you living room spotless and restoring your rugs to their former glory, we are ready to tackle any cleaning challenge. Contact us today and find out why Jacksonville residents love our capable, efficient maids!

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