How to clean your toilet tank

We're sure you clean your toilet bowl, but how often do you clean your toilet tank? Chances are that you don't have a see through toilet tank so you can't tell how dirty your toilet tank is. Your toilet tank can very easily become a breeding ground to bacteria so this is how you clean it:

1. Drain the H2O from your toilet tank

Turn off the water valve connected to your toilet then flush it. This should drain your toilet tank and your toilet tank should be empty.

2. Use your preferred cleaner

This is the part where you eliminate the germs in your toilet tank. Spray down the inside of your toilet tank with your preferred disinfectant like bleach. Be sure to evenly coat the inside then let the disinfectant sit for 20-30 minutes.

3. Wash away the gunk

After the disinfectant has been allowed to sit for 20-30 minutes, use clean, cold water and wash down the disinfectant. Press down the toilet lever to flush the excess disinfectant and water you just added to wash down the toilet tank.

4. Break down the stubborn grime

Depending on the strength of the disinfectant you used, the disinfectant should break down the bacteria in your toilet tank. We recommend using rubber gloves and scrubbing down the inside of your toilet tank with a magic eraser or an old, clean toothbrush.

5. Repeat in six months

Cleaning your toilet tank is not a difficult process. You don't need to do it every week, but you shouldn't wait for more than six months to clean your toilet tank.

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