How to Disinfect a Toilet Bowl

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Disinfecting a bathroom toilet requires using specifically labeled powder or liquid cleaning products and allowing them time to soak and kill germs before wiping them up. Keep bathroom toilets clean and disinfected with the right cleaning chemicals with... View Video Transcript

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Ann Myrick

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Hi, I'm Ann Myrick, and today I'm going to show you, how to disinfect a toilet bowl. There are a lot of products out there, powders, liquids that you can use. But there are some that are specifically for disinfecting. This is one that I'm going to use today, it's just in a squirt bottle. And what I always like, to shake products just to be sure if they've been sitting for a little bit, so you want to just- what I want to do is flush it first, just to get everything out, if there's any toilet paper, if there's any residue, if there's any- you want to just start clean, and then you want to hold- the bottle is designed so you can get up into the top part of the rim of the toilet, so you just want to squirt all the way around. And this is one project that I like to- this is one area where I like to use plenty of the disinfectant. Many times if I have time, if I'm just going to do all the toilets, I will go around and squirt all the toilets, and then I will go back to the one I started with, so they'll all have a little bit of time to soak in to the porcelain, and then you're just going to go in and just go all over. And I will go- I will do the rim also, and then I'll take my brush and go up on the seat, because a lot of times, especially if you have boys, young boys, many time the seat will get soiled and dirty. And then with a clean paper towel, which I rinse off- and you want to be sure that you get your chemical totally off your toilet, I will just go back, and I won't worry about the inside of the bowl, because I'll flush it, but I will rinse off the rim and the bottom of the seat, and the seat, get all the chemical off, flush it, and you might want to flush it several times until the blue color washes out. I'm Ann Myrick, and that is how you clean a toilet.