How to Remove Mold From a Toilet Tank

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Mold buildup in a toilet tank can be removed with household bleach. Remove mold from your toilet tank with the help of a professional contractor in this free video.

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Hello, my name is Joshua Clement with Lighty contractors. And today, we'll be discussing how to remove mold from the back of a toilet tank. For this job, you're going to need bleach, a scratch pad, a set of rubber gloves. First thing you're going to want to do is go ahead and shut your main water supply off to the toilet. The next step is to go ahead and remove the back of the tank, like so. Now, you already shut your water supply off, so you're going to slowly drain all the water out. You want to make sure as much water is out of the tank as possible. Now, you're going to go ahead and take your bleach, and dump it right into the back of the tank. Careful to make sure that your head is not directly over it. Otherwise, the fumes might give you a headache or cause a sore throat. You're going to take your sponge, and simply place it in the back, and scrub the back of the tank out. Now that you've finished scrubbing the back of the tank, be real careful with taking your gloves off, because they have bleach and chemicals all over them. I'm going to show you how to properly take off the glove without getting it all over your clothes, possibly burning your skin. I'm going to go ahead and leave this sponge in my hand, because I'm done with it now that I scrubbed out the back of the tank. Simply pull it over, and that's it. Now, you want to slowly turn your water back on, not too fast, or you might rupture something in the back of the tank. Now that the water is back on, we're going to go ahead and let it fill all the back up to the top. And, you're simply going to flush the toilet. You want to repeat this process a couple times in flushing and cleaning out the back of the tank, to make sure all the bleach is really gone out of the back. You might have to take this and do it a couple times, step through this process, to make sure that the mold is completely gone from the back of the tank. I'm Josh, and that's how you remove mold from a toilet tank.


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