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What Do You Use to Clean a Toto Toilet?

Cleaning a Toto toilet should be a regular task included on home maintenance and cleaning lists. Use the correct materials to clean a Toto toilet and you will not only keep the fixture looking and operating at its best, you will also prolong the life of the mechanisms inside of it. Use the wrong materials and damage may occur.

Toilet Surface

Wipe the toilet's vitreous china clean, using a soft cloth or sponge dampened with water or household disinfectant such as Lysol. According to guidelines from the manufacturer, avoid using harsh detergents or solvents on the toilet surface. Using a sponge or soft cloth protects the toilet's surface gloss from fading.

Inside the Bowl

Scrub the inside of the bowl with a bowl swab. Spray the bowl with Lysol or a cleanser that does not contain bleach. Allow the cleanser to sit in the bowl for about 10 minutes, then swab. If the bowl has stains from buildup or mineral deposits, gently scrub the bowl with a pumice stone.

Inside the Tank

One part in the tank requires particular cleaning: the flush valve seal gasket. If it is dirty, it prevents the flapper from seating properly. Wipe the flush valve seal gasket with a sponge or a non-abrasive nylon scrub ball. Avoid using any cleaners inside a toilet tank, as the chlorine will damage rubber and plastic fittings, eventually causing leaks. Clean fill valves by running them under faucet water.

Neorest Cleaning

Toto also offers the tankless Neorest series of toilets, which offer more features than standard toilets. Some aspects of cleaning these toilets differ, as each Neorest component can be taken apart for cleaning purposes. Clean the surface of the Neorest--including the seat, lid and wand--by wetting a soft cloth with water and wiping down the toilet. Clean the toilet's deodorizer filter inside the bowl, using a toothbrush. Clean the inside of the bowl with detergent.

About the Author

Christopher John has been a freelance journalist since 2003. He has written for regional newspapers such as "The Metro Forum" and the "West Tennessee Examiner." John has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Memphis State University.