Bleach in your toilet?

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by bobinparma, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. bobinparma

    bobinparma New Member

    Jul 23, 2007
    I have heard conflicting stories about using bleach in your toilet and that it pits the ceramic coating and destroys the toilet, yet most toilet bowl cleaners contain bleach such as Clorox Toilet Bowl Cleaner.
    What is the truth? Should I use it or not?:confused:
  2. CHH

    CHH New Member

    May 25, 2007
    Denver, CO
    Bleach in the bowl is fine. Porcelain can't be chemically damaged by much since it's surface is basically glass.
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  4. Furd

    Furd Engineer

    Jul 3, 2007
    Retired energy systems engineer
    Wet side of Washington State
    Bleach will eventually destroy any rubber parts in the tank so don't use one of those in-tank continuous cleaners.

    A quarter-cup of bleach in the tank, let set for a few minutes (no more than ten) and then flush. Add a quarter-cup of bleach to the bowl and swab all over. Let this set for ten to twenty minutes, swab all over again and flush.
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