Do you know the proper way of how to clean toilet tank?
Clean toilet tank? It sounds like a dirty job, but in reality, it is not so tough. Cleaning your bathroom from top to bottom can be done by following this step-by-step guide. The first thing you need to do is gather all the necessary supplies and tools that are listed below:
- A toilet brush or other cleaning device with bristles.
- A scrubbing pad (like SOS pad) for removing rust stains and hard water deposits.
- Toilet cleaner (preferably a natural one such as Clorox Blue Gel Toilet Stain & Odor Remover).
- White vinegar.
- Drain opener (such as Drano Max Gel).
It is very important to use these chemicals in the right order because you want to remove the stains first and then clean the toilet. If you don’t do it in this way, you may not be able to fully get rid of your problem.
The next step would be removing as much water from the inside of the tank as possible by lifting on both handles at once (the one that goes into the bowl and another one). In some cases, there will still be a little bit left near where all three pieces come together – when this happens, just pour about an inch or two down around them using a measuring cup with measurements marked off on its side. Once everything seems dry again (even if it’s not), you can be sure that the tank is empty.
If it’s not, then pour another gallon or two and try again – if there still isn’t any water left in the bottom of your toilet bowl, then congratulations! You’ve just successfully completed this step!
The next thing to do would be to remove all excess dirt from inside with a brush. It doesn’t matter what kind of brush you use for this task (they are usually metal). This will help loosen up anything stuck below to make washing them off easier later on when filling your tank back up with fresh water. The hardest part about cleaning out the gunk from around these pieces is getting at it without making too much mess or spilling some over onto other parts of the toilet tank or outside.
If you’re able to get at it well, then just take a rag and use that to wipe away the area cleanly – if not, try using your fingers (but be careful!).
The next step would be taking off the lid with an adjustable wrench. Make sure that this is done firmly because otherwise, it may break! If there are any parts of the bolts sticking out from under them rubber sealing pieces, make sure they are sitting tightly against those gaskets before anything else happens. It’s also important to remember where these screws go back so that way when putting everything together again you don’t have to struggle as much.
The next step would be taking off the cover with a screwdriver. This is usually quite easy to do and you’ll find it has two clamps on either side of where the tank connects to an elbow pipe that screws into the toilet bowl. Remove those clamps, unscrew them from their pipes, remove any rubber pieces or anything else that might get in your way when removing this cover – then set aside for later use again!
The next thing would be if there are any built-in cleaning packets inside. If so, take them out (either by hands or using pliers) and put them away as they will need replacing eventually anyways! Next up it’s time to clean all parts thoroughly including around both levels of the tank, as well as behind the tank where it attaches to the wall.
Now, you’ll need a bucket with some water in it and either an upholstery brush or toilet cleaner for those hard-to-reach spots that are often overlooked when cleaning anything! Pour some of this onto your clothes, scrub everything thoroughly – also using any tools if needed such as brushes from your kit (or even just a toothbrush). Rinse all surfaces clean afterward before putting them back on your cover again.
Once done, put away what’s left of the supplies used like so: firstly wash down all items including buckets, etc.; place whatever has been ripped off into its rightful place; then replace your lid securely by screwing tight but not too tight of a grip.
We hope you did everything that we have outlined in this guide – if not, don’t worry!
Just remember to do things correctly and always follow the instructions – starting with a clean bucket.