The toilet tank is one of the most commonly ignored appliances when it comes to cleaning. Most people rarely think twice about the tank that holds the mechanisms to make your toilet run. It is not as if it gets dirty in there right? Wrong!
Depending on how frequently the toilet is used, your toilet tank can have some serious cleanliness issues. For instance, how frequently does that toilet in the basement or a guest bathroom get used? Those unused toilet tanks are standing water, which can quickly turn to mold. Mold can make a bathroom smell bad and can lead to the spread of mold throughout the rest of the bathroom.
Over time, dirt, dust, and debris can actually find its way into your toilet tank. The buildup of these and minerals, depending on the type of water your home has, can actually lead to issues with the inner workings of your toilet as well as cause the toilet to malfunction quicker than it should.
Buildup can corrode the inside of your tank and ruin the steel fixtures inside of it. The buildup can also cause odors inside the tank that can seep out into the air. With the tank being so dirty, the buildup and dirt can find its way into the toilet bowl and make it difficult to keep clean.
Cleaning your toilet tank is a very quick and easy procedure. We recommend using a mixture of ¼ cup of vinegar for every 1 cup of water. This ensures your toilet tank is being disinfected without causing damage, which the use of bleach or chemical cleaners can do.
Follow these steps the next time you go to clean your toilet tank:
It is a good idea to be consistent in cleaning your toilet tank to avoid both mold and debris from building up inside your toilet. This will protect your toilet, keep it clean, and aid in it lasting longer. When cleaning your tank, keep these tips in mind:
If cleaning your tank does not solve the problem of odors or any bacterial problems, your plumbing issue may be greater than just an unclean tank. Contact True Plumbers at (863) 667-6364 for an inspection of your toilet and plumbing to ensure nothing major is going on. Maintaining a clean toilet tank will help your toilet last longer and avoid any further visits from the plumber!
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