Toilet maintenance is hardly a subject of common discussion. Yet, a toilet is one of the most used amenities in a building. It is estimated that on average, one person can flush the toilet up to six times in a single day. When you consider that, you will see the need to maintain the toilet.
Thankfully, keeping a toilet safe is an extremely simple task that can be done in a short space of time.
First, a clean and fresh bathroom is one of the benefits of regular toilet service.
And then there is the benefit that one can take note of toilet issues early and avoid unwanted delays, leaks and cost of repairs.
Additionally, you prevent the common toilet problems that often trouble home owners and tenants by early detection and DIY exercise.
How to perform regular toilet maintenance task
- Give the toilet a thorough cleaning, and use the right type of chemicals.
- Run leak tests periodically -use food colouring to test for water leaks. A few drops into the toilet bowl will expose the leaks. Once you drop the food colouring agent, wait for half an hour and then check for all points of contact/links to see if there are no traces of the colour.
- Remove any slow drain issue as early as possible. If you notice the toilet is taking a bit longer to run after flushing, immediately use a plunger to clear it. Quick reaction to slow toilet blocks makes it possible for you to clear the drain while it is still easy to do so. This will save you from eventually calling a plumber to fix a more serious toilet block later.
- Do not use any other paper apart from toilet paper.
- Only use approved drain cleaners that do not pose a threat to toilets parts, like weakening rubbers and other sensitive parts.
- Ensure that children learn proper toilet handling and maintenance.
- Avoid using any other weight support or wedge inside the toilet tank as a support system to faulty parts.
- Use natural cleaners to clean your toilets or other friendly sprays and gels available in shops.
What are the traits of bad toilet cleaning material?
Good toilet cleaning material is one that does not cause harm to the body as well as the toilet parts.
For instance, you would want to be safe from inhaling poisonous chemicals, or chemicals that pose a threat to your skin while you clean out a toilet.
Parts of the body that you should protect when cleaning a toilet include harm to the eye, chest and lung infection due to inhaling and the skin.
On the other hand, some toilet parts like toilet waste pipes, rubbers and flappers can be damaged by use of toxic chemicals.
Any toxic acid or substances that pose a threat to your pipes is not good for your toilet.