How to Clean a Toilet Seat

The toilet seat: It’s usually the first thing you see when going to use the toilet – and first impressions count. It is also the main part that comes into contact with the people who use it, so keeping it clean is vital. However, overuse can also make it susceptible to unsightly urine or faeces stains on the seat. This can be a problem of the past, thanks to Harpic. Here’s our guide on how to clean your toilet seat.

What to clean a toilet seat with

To take the hassle out of cleaning your toilet, it’s best to keep the products you’ll need close to hand. Here’s what you’ll have to use to get your toilet seat shining:

  • Rubber gloves
  • A clean scratch free sponge
  • An old toothbrush
  • A non-bleach spray

The best way to clean a toilet seat

Urine and other stains on your toilet seat can make your toilet seat look unhygienic even if it is cleaned and sanitised properly. That’s where a non-bleach spray comes in. It provides a tough clean, so it’s perfect for removing unwanted stains on your seat.

Before you start to clean your toilet seat, ensure the room is well ventilated by opening any doors and windows and if possible, turn on a fan to create a good airflow. Then follow these steps:

Step 1 – Spray the non-bleach spray solution on and under the seat and the lid.

Step 2 – Leave it to sit for 1 minute. Then scrub the seat down with a clean sponge.

Step 3 – Repeat as many times as necessary.

Important: Always read the label before you use the product.

How to clean toilet seat hinges

Once you’ve finished with the seat and the lid, you can move onto the hard to reach places like the hinges. Here’s how you do it:

Step 1 – Close the toilet seat and lid spray around the hinges and leave for 1 minute.

Step 2 – Use the old toothbrush to clean the hinges and get deep into those hard to reach places.

Step 4 – Wipe down with a clean, damp towel.

Depending on the severity of the stains on your toilet seat, repeat the steps above as many times as necessary. Once you’ve cleaned your toilet seat and it’s in the state you want it, you can always use a toilet seat cover to keep it clean – to avoid staining again.  

Keeping your toilet seat clean is an easier job if you incorporate it into your daily cleaning routine. If you’re proactive about maintaining toilet hygiene, you’ll face less stubborn, built up stains and your family will benefit from being exposed to less germs and bacteria. With the right cleaning combination and the best toilet seat cleaner, you’ll have a shining, germ-free toilet seat in no time.


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