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If you have ever gone to clean the toilet and then realized there is no toilet brush, or even worse, the toilet brush breaks, read on to learn how you can remove stains & have a sparkling clean toilet with these easy tips.
How To Clean A Toilet Without A Brush? The most simple way is by putting on a pair of gloves, sprinkling bi-carb soda into the toilet bowl, and then using a spray bottle filled with white vinegar, spray it into the toilet bowl and let the fizz do the work.
Is your toilet stained – I’ll show you how to remove the stains!
Do you want to keep your toilet sanitised? – I can give you an answer!
Is your Toilet Rusting – I can tell you how to stop rust in its tracks!
Unclog pipes – I can show you how!
After years of cleaning toilets I have the answers you need.
Tips To Clean Your Toilet When You Do Not Have A Toilet Brush
Removing stains from your toilet is as easy as 1, 2, 3…Voila!
Stains – Yes, it’s true, it’s not an urban legend. Coke dissolves toilet rust rings…Here is what you do! Take a can of Coke and pour it around the rim of the toilet to ensure you fully coat the bowl, allow it to process for an hour, The acids in the soda break down the rust particles Now pop on a pair of gloves and grab a non-scratch sponge to scrub the rusted areas and flush the toilet with clean water….! Voila…rust free!!
More Stain advice – Many people use bleach but guess what…Household vinegar does the trick better! It is effective in removing stains, safer than chlorine bleach, and more effective. Soak toilet paper in vinegar and place on top of the stain. Allow to soak overnight. Flush your toilet in the morning with clean water and watch the stains disappear!
Yes…Vinegar – The majority of people reach for bleach to kill germs and bacteria in the toilet. But research has shown that white household vinegar is more effective and a safer method of washing away these harmful bacteria that grow in your toilet bowl. Full strength vinegar is also effective in the removal of caulk or grout stains.
Get Rid of the Ring around the toilet – Believe it or not there is an easy way to get that ring around the toilet gone. Would you believe that by simply using a light abrasive household sandpaper or a pumice stone you can permanently restore the look of your toilet bowl. When using the pumice stone, soak it in warm water, the pumice stone surface should always be slightly wet to avoid scratches. Now gently scrub the stain until it is gone and flush the toilet with clean water.
Keep your toilet sanitised – Sanitise with Hydrogen Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide is a safe and effective germ fighter. To disinfect your toilet, pour ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide into the bowl, let sit for 30 minutes, and then flush to rinse.
Rust Free Toilets – Keep your toilet seat hardware rust-free by coating the bolts and screws with clear nail polish. This will also prevent the seat from shifting around, since the screws will be less likely to loosen.
Ensure your toilet pipes remain unclogged – To stop the chances of your pipes becoming clogged, boil a medium-sized saucepan of water and then carefully tip it into the toilet. This will fish out your toilet pipes.
Create your own Toilet Cleaning Fizz Bombs – build a fizzy toilet bomb that cleans and disinfects your toilet. This effervescent method of toilet cleaning will leave your toilet stain and odour free. When you enter the bathroom you will be amazed at the pleasant fragrance lingering in the air. Fizzy toilet cleaning bombs are available at any store but you can make your own and you can choose the fragrance you prefer! And most of all, these are chemical free and safe around your children.
This is one of my Favourite Toilet Bomb Fizzies
You will need:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- ¼ cup of citric acid
- Four drops of lemon essential oil or your preferred one
- 4 tablespoons of water
Making and using your Toilet Fizzy
Mix the citric acid and baking soda in a large mixing bowl, slowly combine the essential oil of your choice, I like the scent of lemon. Continue mixing while sprinkling the water a little bit at a time over all the ingredients. Eventually, a paste will start forming. Shape this paste into a ball with your hands and leave it to dry overnight. This mixture will make at least six toilet fizzy bombs for use.
To use – Simply throw your toilet fizzy bomb into the toilet bowl and watch while it fizzes away the surface stains. Once the fizzing has stopped flush the toilet twice with clean water to ensure that a clean fresh smell permeates the air.
Tips To Keep Your Toilet Looking and Working Like New
Cleaning the toilet tank – commercial tank cleaners are available at any store; however, you have all the ingredients needed to clean your toilet tank in your home. When cleaning the toilet tank, be careful of the moving parts inside, especially the chain links. You don’t want to end up breaking something and then calling in a plumber to fix it when it wasn’t broken.
Again, the most useful household product is white vinegar when cleaning your toilet tank. Vinegar is a naturally acidic product that removes stains, lime deposits and is a safe antibacterial cleaner. Pour two cups of vinegar into the toilet tank and leave it to process, gently, using gloves scrub around the toilet tank, now flush and rinse the tank with clean water.
Bleach is another well-known cleaner you can use for cleaning the toilet tank on the inside of the tank. Pour two cups of bleach into the toilet tank and leave for at least an hour. The bleach will disinfect the tank, get rid of mould and bacteria, unlike vinegar, it does not remove caulk or lime deposits.
Save Water – If your toilet isn’t a newer model with water-saving features, there’s an easy way to save money and cut back on wasted water. Fill an empty one-litre plastic bottle with an inch or two of sand and then add water to the top. Screw on the lid and place the bottle inside your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanisms. The bottle will help reduce water usage with every flush.
Reduce Condensation – A layer of bubble wrap can help prevent a sweating toilet tank. First, shut off the water valve to the toilet and then remove the tank lid. Flush and wait until the water drains out of the tank. Once the water empties, line the inside of the tank with a layer of bubble wrap—this added layer of insulation keeps the outside of the tank from getting too cold.
My Home Made Toilet Cleaner Recipes
Excellent Home-made Toilet Cleaner Recipes – these cleaners have antibacterial, antifungal, and disinfectant properties and are non-abrasive to the toilet bowl or toilet tank.
Tea Tree & Orange Cleaner
One of the best ways to clean a toilet can also be used as a homemade all-purpose bathroom cleaner. The cleaner is powerful enough to clean around the base of the toilet, using just a few simple ingredients.
- Spray bottle
- 2 cups warm water
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons dishwashing soap
- 20 drops orange essential oil
- 30 drops tea tree essential oil
Lavender Smelling Toilet Bowl Cleaner
A great thing about this homemade toilet bowl cleaner is that is inexpensive and so easy to make at home. This natural cleaner can be used on the inside and outside of the toilet.
- 8 tbsp white vinegar with a 20% concentration
- 1 cup baking soda
- 50 drops of lavender essential oil
Pour baking soda inside a glass bowl. Add essential oil and mix with a wooden spoon. Break up all oil clumps and store the cleaning product inside a glass jar until ready to use.
Add one tablespoon of the cleaning mixture to the toilet bowl and scrub with a toilet brush. Add vinegar and watch it fizz. Scrub the bowl again with a brush and flush with clean water to rinse.
Homemade Rust Remover
This recipe for rust removal uses an extra ingredient that helps make stain removal easier and is a great toilet cleaner.
- 2 cups vinegar
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup Lemon Juice
To effectively clean the toilet bowl it is learning essential to know how to get rid of even the toughest stains. Turn of the main water flow valve before you begin this deep cleanse. Also remove as much of the standing water as possible that is present in the tank or bowl by using a small cup.
Pour vinegar directly into the bowl, and then dump in baking soda. With a nylon brush, swish stain remover around the inside and allow to sit for 15 minutes — scrub stains with a brush. If stains are still present, apply lemon juice and let the stains dissolve. Turn water on and flush to rinse.