Best way to clean tools after replacing toilet?

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  • Tom Stuart Tom Stuart on Oct 24, 2021

    I assume you are concerned because they came in contact with the toilet. You can wash them in hot soapy water. Rinse and dry them and add oil to those tools which need it. You can also spray them with disinfecting spray.

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 24, 2021

    Yes, hot soapy water does the trick with a brush, rinse with clear water and allow to dry, I would put them on newspaper outside so they get the benefit of the sun. Oil if they will rust. As Tom said, spray them with a disinfecting spray, this will kill any remaining bacteria.

  • Wash them with disinfectant wipes or a bleach solution.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Oct 24, 2021

    use a disinfecting cleaner on them like Lysol or Clorox cleaners rinse well and dry

  • Janice Janice on Oct 24, 2021

    Just saturate paper towels or a clean rag with rubbing alcohol and wipe well to rid the tools of any unwanted remains and insure they are germ free for the next use.

  • Annie Annie on Oct 24, 2021

    You can wash them in hot soapy water, then leave them in direct sunlight to thoroughly dry them. Sunlight is a great disinfectant.

  • William William on Oct 24, 2021

    After you wash and dry them coat them with some WD40 or olive oil and wipe leaving a film so they don't rust.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 24, 2021

    Hi Brenda: The best ways to clean your tools after any project is to wipe them down and spray them with WD40 and then wipe dry. Then, simply put them away. If you think they need to be disinfected, you can spray them with a disinfecting spray and wipe then down. Then, use the WD40 and wipe them dry. Never put a wet tool away as it may rust.


    Good luck

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 24, 2021

    A soak in lysol solution might be recommended. Actually they teach us to do that with garden tools with each pruning as not to transmit disease plant to plant.

  • Simple Nature Decor Simple Nature Decor on Oct 24, 2021

    You can bleach them,

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 25, 2021

    Spray everything down with a good bathroom cleaner and then sanitize with peroxide or alcohol.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 25, 2021

    You could clean in bleach 1cabfil to a sink of water or add bleach to a bucket.

  • Lindsay Aratari Lindsay Aratari on Oct 26, 2021

    I would use hot soapy water

  • Maura White Maura White on Oct 27, 2021

    soapy warm water. and dry them so they don't rust.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Oct 29, 2021

    Usually you don’t need to clean them because all water should be out of toilet

  • Deb K Deb K on Nov 07, 2021

    Hi Brenda, you can give them a wipe with some soapy water & dry with paper towels, and if you want to, you can use some disinfecting wipes as well.