Walking down the cleaner aisle at your local supermarket, you’ll find a lot of brightly packaged in-tank toilet cleaners. You know those little round packs of usually blue or white tablets that you drop into the tank of your toilet to keep them clean and fresh…
No doubt about it, in any home, the toilet is one of the nastiest places and yet, where we want the cleanest and most sanitized. So, we look for easy, quick help in keeping the toilet clean, usually in the way of in-tank toilet cleaners.
What you may not realize is while this seems like a simple helping hand, those bleach and chlorine tablets are causing damage. While that blue water gives a little sparkle to your toilet, it can also be creating the need for expensive repairs soon.
The Simple Solution – You Thought!
These in-tank tablets hit the market during the 90s, a time when innovation for the home was at its highest. It is also when the manufacturers of these toilets noticed an increase in return for toilets. This created the need for QC evaluation and what they discovered was the chemicals that are in those tablets can damage the flapper, flush valve, and other parts.
And if we think it about for a moment, the parts inside the tank are made of metal and rubber. Bleach and chlorine can cause the rubber to become brittle and corrode the metal parts. This causes the toilets to either not flush correctly or begin to leak. Instead of cleaning your toilet, those tablets are slowly destroying them.
The End Result Maybe More Than You Bargain For
Toilet manufacturers began placing warnings on their products not to use those in-tank tablets. In fact, it can void any warranty if you should return your toilet. For now, the best way to get your toilet clean is to do it manually with a brush and cleanser.