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DIY 6 Tips For Your Office Washroom Cleaning 2022

No one flushes with enthusiasm when it's time for washroom cleaning but it's a necessary duty if you want your office's washroom to look its best and to prevent the growth of bacteria inside the bowl (and then spraying out into the rest of your bathroom with every flush).

A. Prepare Chemical, Tools & Equipments

1. Toilet Brush:

A quality toilet brush allows you to reach under the rim of the bowl to scrape away dirt that you can't see and covers a large enough surface area so it doesn't take forever to remove the visible dirt. In addition, verify that your toilet brush has not outlived its usefulness: If the bristles are bent or the overall shape of the brush has been distorted, it is time to replace it. Every six months, you should replace a regularly maintained and cleaned brush (or brush head).

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3. A Bucket:

Before applying the cleaner, the water level in the bowl should be lowered to achieve thorough coverage. This ensures that the disinfectant is not diluted before it can perform its job. Quickly pouring a half gallon of water into the bowl will activate the flush process without replenishing the water from the tank.

4. Surface Disinfectant

You shouldn't just clean the inside of your toilet with disinfectant; you should also wipe off the surface. Always remember to clean the exterior of the bowl, the tank, the toilet seat, and the flush handle. After each use, sterilize the toilet brush as well. According to the professionals we consulted, the best way to clean a toothbrush is to spray the bristles with disinfectant, wait a minute, and then rinse them in hot water in the shower or bathtub. (Perhaps you should clean that place well afterwards.)


Disinfectant Cloth, Reusable Rag, Paper Towels, Or A Sponge:

Use anything that can be washed and reused, like a rag, or something disposable, like paper towels or disinfectant wipes, to clean the exterior of the toilet. If a sponge is your preferred method, remember to give it a good scrub afterward, put it in a container all by itself, and use it just for this purpose. A nice pair of rubber gloves may be useful to some people for this chore, but I've always found them to be more of a nuisance than anything else, and I would rather just wash my hands afterward.

How long Is Washroom Cleaning?

This task should take no more than 15 to 20 minutes to complete, depending on the type of bowl cleaner you choose. The directions on your cleaner may say to let the solution sit for up to 10 minutes, but in the meanwhile, you can wipe down the outside of the toilet.

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1. Get A Good Toilet Brush

Most people don't aware that a lot of thought went into the design of their toilet brush. In addition to its primary function of making cleaning the toilet easier (via a head shaped to access all areas of the bowl and bristles firm enough to scrub without flicking toilet water (and... other things) everywhere), the tool should be easy to replace, take up little space when not in use, and be stored in a sanitary manner.

OXO's Good Grips Compact Toilet Brush and Canister is a favourite on the list. A lot of people appreciated the ergonomic design of the brush's handle, the reliable scrubbing power of its replaceable brush head, and the convenient clamshell stand that tucks the brush out of sight when it's not in use.

2. Reduce Water Level In The Bowl

Flush the toilet first, since cleaning it with diluted toilet bowl cleaner will not adequately disinfect the bowl. The fastest and simplest way, in my experience, is to pour half a gallon of water from a bucket or an empty storage bin into the back of the toilet, near the outlet pipe. The flushing process will commence at this time, and the water will be removed from the system without being refilled.

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3. Apply Disinfectant To The Inside Of The Bowl

The cleaner should be used on the inside of the bowl, starting at the base and going up to the rim. Though certain cleaners may be purchased in bottles with an angled nozzle to make the task of squeezing out the fluid a little less taxing, it still demands quite a bit of hand power. If you're experiencing difficulty, you may want to try using aerosol sprays. If you're trying to get rid of stubborn stains, let the disinfectant rest for up to 10 minutes.

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4. Scrub thoroughly and rinse

Keep the brush's head within the bowl as you scrub to avoid splashing while removing tough buildup. Get beneath the lip and into the grate using whatever means necessary. Once that's done, it's time to flush the toilet, which, happily, already has a system in place. (Before you flush, put the lid down, as you should always do.)

5. Wipe Down The Exterior

Wipe clean the outside of the toilet using disinfectant wipes or disinfecting spray with a cloth, paper towels, or a sponge (that you keep only for this purpose), paying careful attention to the seat and the flushing handle. To clean the toilet seat hinge and other similarly inaccessible spots, you may use an old toothbrush, but be sure to properly label it for its purpose and store it in a location distant from any other toothbrush in the home.

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6. Disinfect the Brush And The Holder

After using the restroom, spray the brush head with disinfectant, let it stay for one minute, and then wash it in the shower or bathtub with hot water. Make sure nothing is harbouring in the crevices of the toilet brush basin by spraying it down with disinfectant.


Tank additives, like as pills or discs, may cause your toilet water to develop a bluish colour, making it appear as if a Smurf were decaying in there. These discs are supposed to be put into the tank, where they disintegrate over time and disperse disinfectant throughout the toilet bowl with each flush. However, James Walsh, American Standard's vice president of product management, claims that the situation is more nuanced than that. During our conversation, he warned us against using in-tank cleaners on the grounds that doing so would invalidate the warranty. They will launch an assault on the operational tank trim inside the tank. Simply said, these pills convert the whole tank's worth of water into a caustic liquid that may damage the rubber parts of the flushing mechanisms. With time, this may cause leaks and even make it so the toilet won't flush.

Disposable toilet-cleaning wands are a wasteful (and expensive) option that we don't advocate using either. Moreover, we have discovered that silicone-bristled toilet brushes do not provide an effective scrub.

There's no denying that cleaning the toilet isn't exactly high on anyone's list of pleasant activities, but if you make it part of your routine, it'll be easier. After hearing comments like "Your apartment was pretty clean, although your bathroom looked nasty," I realized the importance of keeping up with this unpleasant task.