What do you clean your toilet with and how often?

(31 Posts)
CantThinkOfAGoodUserName Sat 02-Aug-14 18:42:04

I'm determined to be a better cleaner upper! smile

I'm not the best person to comment as I dont have a regular routine. I squirt toilet cleaner down, leave for a while then scrub with a toilet brush and flush. I wipe round the rest of it with antibacterial wipes and throw them in the bin.

Icelollycraving Sat 02-Aug-14 20:33:57

Anti bac wipes for seat,loo cleaner & brush. I do the downstairs loo every day & the others every other day.

frutilla Sat 02-Aug-14 20:41:33

I have become a bit obsessed with loo-cleanliness lately. I tried Parozone limescale fizz tabs for the first time (you leave them in the bowl overnight) and they are great if you have nasty limescale that won't come off. I had tried everything else.
I also use the Parozone flushable wipes as have 2 young DS's and the loo and tiles around need to be wiped several times a day....also use toilet duck and/or gel stripes/or hangy thing.

Purplecircle Sat 02-Aug-14 20:43:13

I use mr muscle touch n fresh with loo roll now. Fresh disc in the loo. Squirt bleach round the rim twice a week.

Gerty1002 Sat 02-Aug-14 20:56:36

Flash bathroom cleaner and kitchen roll, bleach, toilet brush if necessary - once a week. Live in soft water area so thankfully no limescale issues.

Throw bleach down and use parazone flushable wipes when needed in between.

Willdoitinaminute Sat 02-Aug-14 20:57:24

It cleans itself every time we flush. Use soap and water to clean seat etc. once a week use cleaning liquid and brush in bowl and around the rim.
Spend far more time cleaning kitchen surfaces, tap handles and door handles where dirty hands are likely to leave bacteria and nasties.
Bleach is much more effective at killing bacteria etc when it is diluted so thin bleach is better than the gloppy stuff. It also has to be left on surfaces wet for over 10 mins for any effect.
Also if you pour bleach into the loo and leave put the lid down it is deactivated by light, that's why it comes in dark opaque bottles.

Icelollycraving Sat 02-Aug-14 21:11:19

Interesting about it only working in light.

Lally112 Sat 02-Aug-14 21:15:10

soap and water in a bucket to wipe seat and other bits then pour it down, quick scrub with the loo brush and flush, about once a week.

Mumof3xox Sat 02-Aug-14 21:18:33

My toilet gets disgusting

Neither dp, dc1 or dc2 seem to get things in the right place!

Yuck

Spray all over with bleach spray - cistern, outside lid, inside lid, top of seat, under seat, rim and bowl
Give it a good scrub with a cloth
Bin cloth
Squirt toilet duck around rim
Leave for as long as possible then scrub with toilet brush
Flush and put in toilet block

I do this as and when it is disgusting

Olbas Sat 02-Aug-14 21:21:11

Wiped round the seat/under the seat/handles/floor every evening with diluted Zoflora. Blasted with the steam cleaner once a week

Detail wipes and bleach daily

Silly iPad! Dettol not detail!!

I bleach it after every poo

SecretWitch Sun 03-Aug-14 20:02:07

We have only one bathroom for five people. I clean it daily. I might be a bit obsessed but the thought of a dirty loo is grim to me. Going against MN grain, I own a loo brush, use it daily and change it monthly. Spray bleach the hard surfaces. Steam mop the floor.

4littleones Sun 03-Aug-14 21:40:37

I personally think that loo brushes are vile and we do not own one.

we put bleach round the rim after every poo and wipe with antibacterial wipes daily.

I dont use the loo brush on poo though, just for scrubbing the toilet after the toilet cleaner has been put down. I use toilet roll for the occasional skid in the bowl. A bit OTT for bleach after every poo though.

Mrsgrumble Sun 03-Aug-14 23:44:42

I use detail spray on toilet roll and clean the seat daily.

I also pour bleach around the rim everyday or two.

Always use bloo's too

Mrsgrumble Sun 03-Aug-14 23:45:02

Dettol

AnythingNotEverything Sun 03-Aug-14 23:51:52

Every day shock

I definitely am a slattern.

BertieBotts Sun 03-Aug-14 23:55:26

blush Am also a bit shocked at so many people doing it every day. After every poo? Isn't that horrendous for the environment or are you all very conservative pooers?

I want to know how often I should be cleaning the floor around the toilet. Seem okay with the toilet itself being done once or twice a week but the floor is horrendous to the point that a dropped toothbrush gets changed for a new one.

What do you use (product, utensil) and how do you get to the tricky bits behind the loo?

BertieBotts Sun 03-Aug-14 23:57:03

Also how do you avoid bathroom DUST? It seems to get everywhere and then goes all grubby when it gets soggy. Yuck.

CantThinkOfAGoodUserName Mon 04-Aug-14 04:58:48

I'm with you Bertie on that one.... What the he is bathroom dust? I've never known anything like it!

Icelollycraving Mon 04-Aug-14 07:15:13

Is it the dust from your loo rolls? Some really shed a lot of fibres each tear of the sheet.

BertieBotts Mon 04-Aug-14 07:32:17

Hmm, maybe, but you wouldn't expect it to permeate every corner, would you?

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