How to disinfect your toilet & bathroom

The nature of the bathroom is to keep yourself clean, so it’s vital that you invest time to keep it as fresh and hygienic as possible. It is exposed to steam, dirt, waste and water, all things that can make your bathroom the perfect host to all types of germs and viruses.

Properly disinfecting your bathroom gets rid of those nasty bathroom germs and viruses and maintains a high level of hygiene in your house, needed to keep you and your family safe.

Harpic Bathroom Cleaner does all the hard work for you as it kills 99.9% of germs* and viruses~, so you know your bathroom will be cleaned thoroughly.

Read on for more information about bathroom sanitisation.

Tools you’ll need to disinfect your bathroom

Before you start to disinfect your bathroom, ensure that the area is well ventilated by opening any windows, doors and turn on any fans to create additional airflow.

How to disinfect a bathtub

Keeping your tub in tip-top condition allows you to relax and bathe without worrying about what may linger on the surfaces. Luckily, it’s easy to disinfect the bathtub with Harpic. But before you do, to ensure no damage comes to your tub, take note of what your tub is made from, as the cleaning method can differ if it’s porcelain or ceramic. Always do a spot check on a small, inconspicuous area before full application.  Just follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Before cleaning, ensure the area is well ventilated. Open any windows, doors and turn on any fans.

Step 2: Apply undiluted Harpic Bathroom Cleaner generously around the tub.

Step 3: Scrub gently with a cloth or sponge to banish any lingering germs.

Step 4: Leave for 10 minutes and rinse with clean water.

For more information on bath tub hygiene read our article on how to properly .

How to disinfect your bathroom sink, tiles and floor

From brushing your teeth to washing your make-up brushes, your sink and surrounding tiles are often in the firing zone. Disinfecting the sink, and surrounding areas like the floor and tiles, regularly is vital to achieving high hygiene standards. It’s a simple task with the right technique. Here’s how you do it:

Step 1: Use undiluted Harpic Bathroom Cleaner on the basin, floor or tiles for best results.  

Step 2: Apply on surface

Step 3: Leave for minutes.

Step 4: Scrub gently and rinse.

Important: Always read the label on the packaging before use.

Do not use on aluminium, brass or copper. Always spot check on a small, hidden area before using. Do not Mix Harpic Bathroom Cleaner with any other product.

Read our article for more hints and tips on

You can also read our article on how to clean bathroom floor surfaces.

How to disinfect a toilet seat

The toilet seat is the main surface that you encounter and acts as a barrier between you and any bodily waste. So, it’s imperative that this area is cleaned regularly to reduce the number of germs that you come in contact with. Now, when tackling the seat, you’ll want to start at the top, and work your way down.

Step 1: Spray disinfectant non-bleach spray on and under the seat and the lid.

Step 2: Leave it to sit for 1 minute.

Step 3: Gently scrub and wipe it down with a clean cloth.

Important: Always read the label on the packaging before use.

How to disinfect a toilet bowl 

Your toilet is probably the most germ-infected area of the bathroom and keeping it clean prevents these germs* and viruses~ from spreading around your bathroom – and your house! The regular use of your toilet means it needs to be incorporated into your daily cleaning routine. For a quick but thorough deep clean, follow the instructions below:

Step 1:  Press sides of cap (marked as 1) and twist counter-clockwise (marked as 2) to open

Step 2:  Squeeze liquid around the bowl and under the rim

Step 3:  Let liquid spread from rim to U-bend

Step 4:  Leave for 20 mins; brush lightly and flush   

Key areas to disinfect

It’s easy to remember to tackle the surfaces you know you should be disinfecting like the toilet and the sink, but you mustn’t forget to disinfect other surfaces that get touched regularly too. These are items that you may not think to clean, but can harbour germs that may spread around the rest of the house:

  • Door handles
  • Tap handles
  • Toothbrush holders
  • The top of soap pumps
  • Toilet flushes
  • Towel racks

Anti-bacterial wipes or a clean cloth with a small amount of cleaning liquid on it is perfect to clean these types of surfaces.

It’s no secret that but with the right products and a well-honed cleaning routine, it’s easy to keep it safe for you and your family. Knowing how and where to clean can be half the battle, but with practice, disinfecting your bathroom will be a breeze.