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How Clean Is Your Toilet Seat?
Having a dirty toilet at home is the perfect breeding ground for hundreds of diseases. For those that don’t have a habit of cleaning their toilet seats, it’s high time that you should begin.
Every time someone uses a toilet, it accumulates dead skin cells, skin oil, and grease, which float off their body and sticks atop the toilet seat and ring. These stinky substances, which are barely visible from naked eyes, can wreak havoc on your health.
Often starting with minor allergies and fever, the diseases that accompany an ill-kept toilet is immense. It’s always better to clean it regularly or hire a professional maid service periodically to take care of it for you.
Having good cleaning habits will always work in your favor, especially if you have kids. They alone bring all kinds of germs home from school.
Don’t Scour Toilet Seats
One of the easiest and simplest ways of not letting the toilet become an active source of germs is to clean them on a daily or weekly basis. Not all of us have the time to spend hours cleaning our toilets, but maintaining a daily routine makes things quick and easy.
You can also try using toilet liners, which are easy to use and throw away.
However, try not to use any scouring sponges or powder on a toilet seat. Extra scrubbing makes the surface rough and creates new crevices where the toilet germs can cling. Making future cleaning a tedious task.
Consider also buying a self-closing toilet seat, so you won’t have to worry about doing it yourself.
Cleaning Toilets With Baking Soda
A box of baking soda works perfectly to remove common stains from your toilet. Take a damp sponge or a cloth rag and apply a thick paste of some baking soda, lime juice, and some dishwashing agent to remove the toughest of stains.
Allow the paste to rest for some time and then wipe it off using a gentle brush or a sponge. Rinse it thoroughly after using a typical toilet cleaner for a shiny, sparkly toilet.
Baby Shampoo To The Rescue
Another fantastic technique to keep your toilet squeaky clean is to grab an old bath sponge and some baby shampoo. Cover the sponge with baby shampoo, and run it across the surface of the toilet so that it creates a lot of lather.
Keep scrubbing and flush/rinse when you think it’s clean.
The same technique can be applied to areas outside the toilet as well. Don’t forget the toilet seat hinges, pipes, and the backside of the tank. They are other areas where germs breed quickly.
Get your sponge nice and foamy and scrub these parts to get rid of the sticky grease that could have been stuck since who knows when.
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.