Sometimes it really makes you desperate: You clean the bathroom and toilet regularly - and yet you can't get rid of stubborn dirt.

How to clean toilet seats and toilet lids properly? Here you can find out everything about:

  • Bacteria and Viruses
  • Urine stains and hygiene
  • Tips for correct cleaning

Urine stains tend to collect especially under the toilet lid (also often referred to as a toilet seat). And once these have dried up, it can quickly happen that they can no longer be removed with a cloth and cleaning water. Or even worse: urine stone and unsightly urine rims are formed.

A problem - not only for your own cleanliness requirements. Because the uric acid also affects the material. It is therefore not uncommon for people to buy new toilet seats.

But you don't necessarily have to give in to stubborn urine stains. With some tried and tested home remedies, you can tackle the unpopular urine residue - and ensure that the bathroom and toilet are kept clean. That is why we show you here how you can remove urine stains quickly but also gently in order to protect toilet lids and hinges and of course the environment. And always with a clear conscience of reliable hygiene.

When bacteria and viruses sit where we do ...

Unsanitary urine stains on the toilet seat

Germ seat - toilet seat

The toilet is one of the most frequently used items in our households. Every German has seven to twelve contacts a day with the toilet. Especially in apartments that accommodate several people, this means a multitude of different germs, viruses and bacteria. And above all, they all sit in one place: the toilet lid. The top of the toilet seat - the so-called seat ring - which comes into contact with bare skin, is probably known to everyone as a potential collection point for bacteria and viruses. However, various dangerous germs and pathogens also accumulate on the underside. On the one hand, through splashes of urine, which in the "small business" either go wrong or splash back from the surface of the water and even more so because many people reach there to lift their toilet seats.

Especially the "gentlemen of creation" - who like to be resistant to advice when it comes to the much discussed sitting position when going to the toilet - ensure unhygienic splashes of urine. Urine stains continue to occur. And these not only cause unsightly stains but unfortunately also affect the hygienic health in the bathroom.
 

Urine stains and hygiene

Urine by no means only consists of secreted water and some yellowish "dye" from the blood-cleaning activity of the kidneys. Rather, human urine also contains metabolic products and urea that have been washed out. In particular, the excreted uric acid ensures that urine is by no means a "neutral" liquid. For comparison: "pH-neutral" water has a pH value of 7 . Urine, on the other hand, can reach pH levels of 5 and below . This means that urine is “acidic” and has values ​​similar to coffee or sour milk in terms of stains and caustic effects.

In addition, the urine naturally also contains bacteria and excreted viral residues . Classic cases show the triggering of urinary tract infections such as bladder infections or kidney irritation. If urine contamination is in dried form, it is less of a concern because of the possible risk of infection - it is in the way of consistent hygienic cleanliness and continues to almost constantly affect the material of the toilet seat and the surrounding bathroom furniture, doors etc. Because the pH value of urine changes due to the bacteria it contains. These ensure that the urine, which is actually odorless, starts to stink after a short time. This is due to the aggressive smelling ammonia , which is released by the bacteria. And then action should be taken at the latest!

For orientation:

Ammonia is used for dyeing / bleaching hair, for example. You are probably familiar with the pungent, pungent smell of ammonia. This “sharpness” can also be measured. Because dried urine has a pH value of 9 - it has then become basic . So it is about as corrosive as the juice of the pancreas . Reason enough to take regular action and remove stubborn urine stains or even yellowing of the toilet lid and toilet seat.


Substance

pH value

Sour milk

4.5

coffee

5

(Morning & amp; Evening) urine

4-5

pH-neutral water

7

Dried urine

9

Pancreatic secretions

9

Toilet Seat cleaning

How do I clean the toilet and toilet lid correctly?

You are certainly familiar with various commercials for toilet cleaners.

There are special cleaners for the interior of the ceramic toilet bowl and the areas under the ceramic rim that are difficult to reach have also been brought to the general awareness by duck-neck-shaped cleaning agent bottles.

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However, for the reasons outlined above, hygienic cleaning is particularly important for toilet seats and toilet lids. Especially to remove fresh or dried-on urine stains.

Tips for correct cleaning

Tip 1: clean several times a week

According to current expert opinions, it is not enough to clean the toilet just once a week. You should tend to use a cleaning rag every other day to ensure hygienic cleanliness on this sensitive surface. As a rule of thumb, the more people use the toilet regularly, the more often you should start cleaning here.

Tip 2: Daily cleaning: This is how you remove fresh urine stains

To ideally clean the toilet lid and toilet seat, it is best to use two cloths: a cloth for wiping and a cotton cloth for polishing. Apply a few squirts of your cleaning agent (caution: do not use acidic agents that are too harsh, as there is a risk of discoloration!) On the top and bottom of the glasses and lid. Then work on it with a damp sponge or cloth. Then wipe with clear water and a soft cloth and dry all surfaces. The material used to make your toilet seat is also important.

Attention: It is best to use different cleaning rags for the toilet bowl and toilet seat! This will prevent the different bacteria from spreading further. In general, you should use separate rags for the entire toilet to prevent the germs from spreading in the apartment.

With daily cleaning you should be able to remove fresh urine deposits without any problems. But what about dried-in spots and yellowed areas?

Tip 3: Intensive cleaning: Clean away dried-up urine splashes

In addition to the daily cleaning of the toilet seat, you should also carry out more intensive cleaning at regular intervals. In this way you not only remove germs, dirt and bacteria that are left over in hard-to-reach places, but also the annoying stains from dried-up urine.

It is best to remove the toilet lid for intensive cleaning and rinse it thoroughly with hot water. Then spray it with an alcohol or soap-based cleaner (attention: not acid-based: discoloration!) And let it work for a few minutes. If reworking is necessary, it is often worthwhile to use the rough fleece side of a pan cleaner, which attacks dried-on dirt. Alternatively, so-called dirt erasers have also proven themselves.

After cleaning, it is always important - no matter what type of cleaner - that the toilet seat is wiped again with clear water at the end of the cleaning cycle and then dried to prevent the cleaner from sticking or even undesirable discoloration through to rust in the stainless steel fastening to avoid too long and aggressive exposure time.

 

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Clear advantage : Toilet lids that can be easily removed!

Ordinary toilet seats are often difficult to assemble and disassemble with some fiddling. That is why we at LUVETT rely on the patented TakeOff EasyClean® decrease Function . This allows you to remove the toilet seat in seconds with a simple plug connection to clean it quickly and thoroughly. The assembly then succeeds just as quickly - even with a flick of the wrist. And since cleaning the bathroom or toilet is not one of the most popular household tasks, you can make it a lot easier and faster with LUVETT toilet seats.

Should the urine stains not go away despite our advice and the cleaning measures, an exchange of the toilet seat will of course help for a "hygienic restart".