It is very important to keep your house clean, but when it comes to the toilet we get lazy I mean when was the last time you completely cleaned your toilet including the toilet tank? the answer is probably too long ago or never at all. It is very common to overlook the toilet tank when cleaning your bathroom. On the other hand, a toilet tank gets dirty very quickly because the water is always present inside the tank so mineral and bacterial buildup is very rapid along with dirt. With time the metal parts inside a toilet tank can also rust and corrode.
Before getting into the method of how to clean your toilet tank, we need to congratulate you on deciding to do so because many people avoid cleaning the toilet tank regardless of how dirty it is because the lid usually is closed and the condition is not visible from the outside. We recommend you should clean your toilet tank at least twice a year in order to increase the life of your toilet. This timeline is not fixed, if you think that the toilet is old, it may require maintenance and clean more often.
Things you will need in this process
- White vinegar
- Scrub brush
- Rubber gloves
How to clean your toilet tank
Step 1: The first step is to completely empty the tank and you can do so by finding the water valve which is usually near the base of the toilet or on the wall behind. After shutting it off, lift the tank lid and flush the water that is already inside it until it completely drains out.
Step 2: After the process, you need to see inside the tank and figure out the condition. If you think that there are only dots and grime, you can use vinegar to fill the tank up to its overflow valve and then just let it sit for approximately 12 hours. Then flush it all.
Step 3: Use the rubber gloves and spray inside the tank using a disinfectant. Keep in mind that you do not have to use bleach as it is corrosive. After spraying, let the disinfectant stay for at least 15 minutes.
Step 4: After 15 minutes, use the scrub brush and scrub inside the tank completely and thoroughly. This process will take off all the corrosion and dirt that has been sitting there for a long period of time
Step 5: If you think that internal parts of the toilet tank require replacement or maintenance, this is the right time to do so. Proper maintenance can increase the lifetime of the toilet
Step 6: Remember to clean off internal parts to remove any dirt or slime. If there are any metal parts make sure there is no corrosion on them.
Step 7: Then turn the water valve on and let the tank fill again before letting it flush a couple of times. If the flash is working fine, then you are done your tank is now clean.