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How do we keep the toilet clean. I understand that you are not able to use bleach based products in the toilet - what else can we use?

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  • yvonnedavies Jun 27, 2009

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    I thought I had typed a bit more to my question - the issue with keeping the toilet clean is for a macerator toilet sicne I understand that you are not able to use normal househol cleaning products on a toilet of this nature.

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The tried and true method is good ole' elbow grease. If your water has chemistry issues it's even more necessary to clean it more often. The water supplier can help you with your answers on water quality issues. If your on a private well you will probably need to install a treatment system. Get several opinions if you use salesmen. Personally I don't have much faith in there knowledge. Call your county health department to see if they have a program to test your water. Most states provide 1 free test annually. Good Luck!

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