Cleaning your toilet is obviously a messy job, but it can get even worse if you decide to use a chemical cleaner that may be unsafe. A cleaner made from caustic chemicals will certainly get your toilet sparkling clean and free of any clogs, but you’re much better off with one of these three safe cleaners instead.
1. White Vinegar
White vinegar makes for a great disinfectant that can get just about any toilet clean, and it is perfectly safe. It is only mildly acidic, but it’s enough for most purposes. It does have a strong smell, so you will need to dilute it with some water before you use it as a cleaner.
Borax is actually sodium tetraborate, not toxic boric acid. This all-purpose cleaner is about as toxic as table salt or baking soda, and it’s great for removing stains and whitening a porcelain toilet.
3. Citric Acid
Citric acid, particularly in the form of lemon juice, binds to minerals in a toilet and make them easier to remove. Consider using some if you have hard water stains that won’t come clean in any other way.
These are just a few natural solutions to cleaning a stubborn toilet, and they are all completely non-toxic. Yes, you can spray a toilet with a caustic store-bought chemical cleaner, and it may work to get the worst stains out, but these solutions are often just as effective. In any case, make sure you clean your toilet regularly. It’s a lot easier to handle a small stain or a small mess before it gets too big for even the toughest cleaner to clear up effectively.
As always, don’t hesitate to call HIS Plumber if you have any other problems with your toilet that natural or store-bought cleaners can fix.