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Can You Use Hydrogen Peroxide To Clean Your Toilet?
Hydrogen peroxide is known for sterilizing scrapes, but when poured into your toilet, its germ-fighting features effortlessly remove dirt, grime, bacteria, and other gross stuff.
To clean your toilet this way, take a bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide and pour half a cup into the bowl. Let it sit for 20 minutes, scrub the bowl with a toilet brush, then flush.
For extra-tough stains, add peroxide to the bowl directly on any smears and splatters, scrub with a toilet brush, let it sit for 30 minutes, then flush.
If you notice brown stains, limescale, or other mineral deposit buildup in the toilet bowl, pour about a cup of hydrogen peroxide right into the toilet tank.
You can even use hydrogen peroxide to clean your toilet seat and lid by soaking a rag with the antiseptic and gently wiping away dirty spots or smudges.
Cleaning your toilet this way will save you money, as a standard 32-ounce bottle of 3% hydrogen peroxide costs less than $2, while many toilet bowl cleaners cost nearly double.
It’s important to note that inhaling excessive amounts of hydrogen peroxide is unhealthy, so be sure to clean in a well-ventilated space and wear gloves if you have sensitive skin.
Hydrogen peroxide does lose its disinfecting powers over time, as it starts decomposing after its first use, so be sure to check the expiration date and store it in a cool, shady spot.