What causes toilet stains?
Toilet yellowing is caused by urinary stones. Blackheads are yellowish molds that have entered.
Also, although it is often overlooked, dust such as clothes is also accumulated in the toilet. If the dirt is left unattended, bacteria will accumulate, which is not good for hygiene.
The cause of the odor is also urine. It’s a toilet that I don’t want to clean, but it’s not good if I don’t clean it …
Areas where dirt easily collects
Even if you think you are cleaning, there are some places where the dirt has not been removed easily.
Behind the edge of the toilet bowl
The back side of the toilet bowl is where urine stones tend to collect.
If you just clean the toilet bowl with a brush, you won’t clean the back of the rim.
The back of the toilet seat
Also, the back of the toilet seat is a place where dirt easily collects.
You can see the toilet bowl, so clean it! It’s easy to feel that, but it’s easy to overlook the back of the toilet seat. It’s easy to overlook this area as well, and it’s easy for dirt to collect.
A skipped ring that can be used as a toilet bowl
There may be a ring-like stain on the toilet bowl called a “sabotage ring”.
This is a mixture of urine stones and scale. Bacteria tend to accumulate in this ring, creating a vicious cycle in which dirt increases further.
Now let’s take a look at the cleaning procedures performed by professionals.
Remove the toilet seat
For the warm water toilet seat with a built-in cleaning function, remove the upper toilet seat.
Most of the mounting type warm water toilet seats with cleaning function have buttons on the side and can be slid off.
Clean with detergent
Toilets rarely clean against scale, so they tend to collect. First, apply an acidic detergent to remove dust and rub it for cleaning.
Acid detergents include commercially available toilet cleaners, but be careful as they are dangerous to handle.
Also, depending on the surrounding material, damage may remain, so avoid it as much as possible.
If you do not use rubber gloves, you may get a slight burn.
Apply it with rubber gloves and leave it for a while to soften the scale and soap scum.
There are some cleaning methods that recommend the use of citric acid, but citric acid has a weak acidity, so you can easily remove it, but you cannot remove persistent scale.
Acidic detergents are most effective, so it is better to use this for cleaning around water such as sinks, bathrooms, and toilets where water stains are likely to occur.
However, it is difficult to handle and there is a risk of burns, so if you are uneasy about handling it, you should ask a professional.
Acid detergent is the best way to remove urinary stones.
Blackheads contain mold, but they stick to urinary stones, so it is best to remove them with an acidic detergent.
Clean the edge of the toilet bowl, which was introduced earlier, with a brush.
Wipe the whole thing.
To clean the toilet yourself, you will need to rub it with a commercially available detergent and brush.
You can remove the lid yourself, but if you’re worried about breaking it, it’s best to leave it to a professional.
And it is dust that tends to collect unexpectedly. Remove dust with a duster and vacuum.
How to clean once a week
Toilet stains become harder to remove over time. Make sure to clean at least once a week on a specific day of the week.
3 tools to use
There are three tools used for weekly cleaning: a cleaning sheet, a toilet brush, and a neutral detergent for the toilet.
Choose a thick, sterilizing wipe for the toilet.
There are sponge type and brush type toilet brushes.
A soft sponge type is fine for daily cleaning, but a brush type that can thoroughly remove dirt is suitable for cleaning once a week.
Toilet cleaning is done in the order of the toilet body, walls, and floor. Wipe the toilet tank, toilet seat, and the outside of the toilet seat in order from the top with a cleaning sheet.
Next, spray a neutral detergent into the toilet bowl and rub it with a toilet brush.
Don’t forget the washlet nozzle
If you have a Washlet toilet seat, be sure to clean it as dirt may have accumulated on the nozzle and the back of the toilet seat. Wipe below the waist on both sides of the wall with a cleaning sheet, and finally wipe the floor to finish.
How to clean little by little every day
Getting in the habit of cleaning every day is less burdensome than cleaning once a week.
If you’re busy and don’t want to clean every day, it’s a good idea to decide to clean only one place a day.
Reduce the burden of one time
Work is finely categorized such as wiping the toilet seat with a cleaning sheet, rubbing the inside of the toilet bowl with a brush, wiping the outside of the tank and toilet bowl, wiping the floor, wiping the wall, and so on.
It only takes a little work to do in a day, so I think it can be continued without any burden.
Clean when you notice
If you notice any visible stains on your feet, clean them immediately. Dirt becomes harder to remove over time.
It requires a strong detergent and requires more cleaning work, so it is important to remove it as soon as possible.
How to clean stubborn stains that do not come off with normal cleaning
The most troublesome thing about dirty toilets is urine stones that are formed by petrifying urine.
Urine remains on the back of the toilet bowl, which is difficult for the brush to reach, and if it is left for a long time, it becomes a stubborn stain that cannot be removed even by rubbing it with a neutral detergent and a brush.
Rub urinary stones with a brush
To remove urinary stones, it is effective to rub with a brush using an acidic detergent. For stubborn stains that still do not come off, you can pack them with acid detergent and toilet paper.
Pack with toilet paper
Cover the area where the urinary stones are formed with several sheets of toilet paper, and apply acid detergent over them. Let’s hang the toilet paper firmly enough to make it fluffy.
After leaving it for 2 to 3 minutes, avoid the toilet paper and rub it with a brush to remove urinary stone stains.
Acid detergents are very strong chemicals, so you need to ventilate them when using them and be careful not to get them in other places.
Clean once a week to prevent dirt
Clean the toilet properly once a week with a quick wiper or the like. If you wipe off the dirt, the accumulation of urinary stones can be suppressed.
The toilet is a part where dirt is accumulated in a part that you do not notice unexpectedly at home.
It will be difficult to remove the warm water toilet seat with a washing function. I think it is a merit to ask a professional to clean up the parts that are difficult for a professional to notice.
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