Don’t Clean Your Toilet With These Products

Don’t Clean Your Toilet With These Products

One of the most important tasks that any homeowner can complete is cleaning their bathroom. Whether it’s wiping down the shower door or cleaning the sink, there are many areas that need to be spotless each week — and the one “can’t miss” spot is the toilet. Even though there are some products on the market that promise to make the task easier, they’ll actually destroy your porcelain throne in the long run. Here are some products to ignore:

Blue Tank Tablets

You know exactly what we’re talking about: those abnormally blue tablets that you place in your toilet tank that will clean the bowl every time it’s flushed. While this might seem like a no brainer in the world of toilet cleaning, it’s actually one of the most harmful innovations to use at home. The reason being is that over time, the tablets will begin to wear down the tank’s plumbing parts, leading to unexpected repairs and more headaches.


Contrary to popular belief, bleach should be avoided when it comes to cleaning your toilet. Unlike many household cleaners, bleach is potent and can wreak havoc on your plumbing pipes. In fact, if you use this household product frequently, over time it can start to deteriorate the inside of pipes, almost in the same regard as a chemical drain cleaner (which you should avoid using, too), and cause a burst.

Disinfecting Wipes

When it comes to disinfecting wipes, it’s not so much about how often you use them, but actually how you dispose of them. While these are a great way to clean the lid, seat, and rim of the toilet in a hurry (especially when you have guests arriving at any second), it’s really how you end up disposing of the wipe when you’re done. For most homeowners, their first instinct is to flush them down the toilet — but that will only lead to a potential clog. The best way to dispose of them? Toss them out in a trash can!

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