For obvious reasons, many people strive to keep their toilet as clean as
possible. To accomplish this goal, many turn to bleach-chlorine tablets,
which are dropped into the toilet tank to clean the toilet with every
flush. While they are a somewhat effective way to keep things clean, they
can also cause severe damage and void your toilet’s warranty.
What Damage Can These Cleaners Cause?
In every toilet, there are quite a few rubber gaskets, seals, and washers.
In-tank toilet cleaners cause chlorine to dissolve into the water, which
is a highly corrosive chemical. Before long, the chlorine will begin to
disintegrate these rubber components, preventing your toilet from functioning
properly and causing major leaks.
Furthermore, since these tablets get smaller as they dissolve, they can
ultimately interfere with the flushing mechanism. This will destroy your
toilet’s ability to properly flush, and can require repairs and
Alternatives to Caustic Cleaners
There are a number of alternatives to these drop-in toilet cleaners, many
of which are far more effective. The classic standby is a brush and a
bottle of toilet bowl cleaner, and we’ve found this to be the best
all-around option. For those that truly enjoy the convenience of the in-tank
tablets, consider a clip-in-bowl style option which dispenses cleaner
with each flush. There are also alternative, self-contained options that
also fit in the tank, although these are not without their faults.
Broken Toilet? Call Cyrious Plumbing Today.
At Cyrious Plumbing, LLC, we take great pride in the quality of the work
we perform. We are truly dedicated to customer satisfaction, and back
all of our parts and labor with a one-year warranty. Whether you need
us to simply unclog a drain, or are interested in a full re-piping job,
you can count on our experienced Waterbury plumbers to get the job done right.
With more than 30 years of experience, our team is ready for anything.
Call (203) 577-5628 today to request service.