How much bleach to clean toilet bowls?

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Old 05-20-17, 07:00 AM
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Question How much bleach to clean toilet bowls?

My Dad always used to clean stained toilet bowls by putting bleach in and letting it set for a day or so. Given the kind of PVC or PVC-like pipes that proceed from the toilet out of the house, is there any limit on how much bleach you can safely use for this purpose without harming the pipes? Of course no one will go into the bathroom until the bleach has done its work and someone has flushed it. And I'll wear a mask.
 
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Old 05-20-17, 08:14 AM
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I'm guessing you're on city sewer.
You wouldn't want an excessive amount of any cleaner going into a septic system.

There should be a label on the bleach for general cleaning. For a toilet a cup should be plenty.

I use a Lysol product that really works well. The link is below. Since it comes with a pour spout.... I pour it down the overflow tube inside the tank. It runs down the rim inside the bowl and cleans from the top down.

LysolŪ Power Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Lime & Rust Remover
 

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Bleach works pretty fast but the speed depends on how strong your mix is. Even a very dilute mix will be enough to kill mold & mildew in an hour. Days of soaking is not required. Unfortunately bleach will not remove mineral deposits. For that the Lysol product PJ linked will work well.
 
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". . . I pour it down the overflow tube inside the tan. It runs down the rim inside the bowl and cleans from the top down . . ."
What a brainy (or clever) idea that is !

Why isn't that included in the directions for ALL toilet cleaning products ?
 
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Not sure how much bleach Dad used but after a day or two, all stains of any kind were gone and the bowl was all white.
 
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Are you on a Municipal Sewage System or your own on-site waste water disposal system ?
 
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city sewer system is what I am on here.
 
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