Your toilet seat is one of the most-used places in the house and keeping it clean is an important way to improve hygiene. The good news is you don’t need bleach, harsh chemicals, or abrasives to get the job done.
Every year, our Customer Service team takes hundreds of calls from people who ask about cleaning their toilet seat. Seems they’ve used these harsh chemicals and are now dealing with a toilet seat that’s lost its luster, developed stains, or has yellowed as a result. It’s become an eyesore in their bathroom, kind of like a guest who has overstayed its welcome.
We don’t want this happening to you. But if it has, we can help, because a clean toilet seat is an important part of overall hygiene and having a clean toilet.
To clean your toilet seat, we recommend using mild hand soap and water. Anti-bacterial hand soap, dish soap, or anti-bacterial wipes are also acceptable – using any of these will preserve your toilet seat’s glossy finish. If you use wipes, please make sure to thoroughly dry the ring and cover with a paper towel. As we said, any harsh chemical or abrasive will dull your toilet seat’s finish. View the full list of offenders here.
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Grab a pair of cleaning gloves, paper towel, mild soap, and a scrub bucket filled with warm water. Pour some soap in the water and swish it around. Dip your paper towel in the water, squeeze out the excess, and wipe both sides of the cover. Then wipe both sides of the ring, using more solution as needed.
Next, let’s tackle those hard-to-reach places between the toilet seat hinges. Thankfully, many of our toilet seats feature easy-clean hinges that allow the seat to be easily removed, making this part of the job a breeze! Remove the seat and set it aside. Clean the space between the bolts, reinstall your toilet seat, and you’re good to go!
Have one of those pesky toilet seats that can’t be removed for easy cleaning? We can help! Click here to see our toilet seats with our easy-clean hinges. This innovative system lets you quickly and easily remove your toilet seat so you can clean to your heart’s content.
When you use the cleaners recommended, you'll keep your toilet seat looking glossy and new, like a guest you want hanging around for a long time to come! Click here to see our popular toilet seats with features that make your life easier and add style to your décor.
And just like those bathroom reading books you keep on the counter, we have our own supply of reading material. Filled with design inspo and practical information to make choosing a toilet seat so easy.