Recommended Supplies and
Acid Bowl Cleaner
(Rags, Paper Towels, Sponge, Etc.)
Sprayer – Trigger
(labeled) Pump-Up, Aerosol, Foam, etc.
Bowl Brush or Swab
The need of an acid
bowl cleaner is determined by the hardness of the
water in your area. The routine use of an acid bowl
cleaner is NOT recommended unless hard water
deposits are present or where, as a result of not
cleaning on a routine basis, a build-up results.
You may only need to
use an acid bowl cleaner once a week, once a month
or perhaps, in some areas, once every other day. Try
a “1 in 5” method first; using an acid bowl cleaner
one (1) day out of five (5) and using an EPA
registered cleaner/disinfectant four (4) days out of
five (5). Increase or decrease depending on your
As in all cleaning
procedures, the first step is to gather the
recommended cleaning equipment and supplies together
and bring to the area to be cleaned.
Wear gloves and any
other protective cleaning equipment that is
recommended by the manufacturer or your facility.
Check with your supervisor.
Flush toilet. Force
the water past the toilet trap. If bowl cleaner is
needed, dispense and let stand for a few minutes. If
bowl cleaner is used, be sure that it is rinsed
thoroughly with water before using any other
chemical for cleaning or disinfecting. Mixing bowl
cleaner with any other chemical can be extremely
dangerous or fatal.
If no bowl cleaner is
needed, use the EPA registered cleaner/disinfectant
to spray the entire toilet.
Wash outside of
toilet with the EPA registered cleaner/disinfectant.
Start with the seat, top and bottom. Include
adjoining pipes, hinges and entire base of the bowl.
Check for loose bolts.
Wash inside of toilet
with bowl brush or swab. Flush to rinse. Then dry
outside, seat and rim of toilet.
Be sure to inspect
your work and correct any steps you might have
Acid Bowl Cleaner
Follow the same
procedure as EPA registered Cleaner/Disinfectant.
Allow time to clean
up and return the cleaning equipment to the storage
Finally, when you are
finished, wash hands and dry thoroughly.