When it comes to cleaning, most of us simply ignore cleaning the toilet tank. And here pops the question: what’s to clean in there? Well, I challenge you to remove the toilet tank lid and take a look! You will be surprised of all the mold spore collection inside the toilet tank! While neglecting the amount of mold inside the toilet tank you will certainly have mold spores floating around the air, but this is not the main problem. The wet and dark environment is the perfect place for more aggressive and dangerous forms of mold to cultivate and you should be concern about that, because your health will be pretty badly affected.
Steps To Clean Mold Inside The Toilet Tank
- Start by closing the water supply line.
- Locate the shutoff on the wall behind the toilet and twist the valve completely clockwise to close.
- Flush the toilet to drain most of the water out of the tank.
Now use a Chlorine Bleach Solution:
- Fill the tank about halfway with the bleach solution and scrub the sides of the tank above the water line and the underside of the lid with a kitchen scrubby.
- After rinsing the sides and the lid with clear water, turn on the water and flush several times to clear the tank of residual bleach.
- Repeat the procedure several times until the mold is completely gone.
Prevent Mold Appearance Inside The Toilet Tank
Vinegar – is the best green cleaning agent that can destroy mold including mold spores. So, at least once a week, pour half a bottle of undiluted vinegar inside the water tank and let it act overnight. Flush in the morning and mold will stay away. This vinegar-based method is great in removing black and orange mold so, use it as many times as needed. While bleach is the best mold killer, vinegar is the best mold root cleaner if the surface where it grows is porous.
Keep-In-Mind! While using the chlorine bleach solution be careful no to inhale those chlorine fumes because they are incredible toxic. Use goggles, dust mask and rubber gloves.