Gone are the days when you had to use a toilet brush that splatters water when you clean the commode—it turns rusty and nasty over time when you don’t take care of it!
We now have a neater and more accessible alternative to a toilet brush with strong disinfecting power: the Clorox magic wand.
In this article, we will teach you how to use Clorox Toilet Wand and discover more about the tool such as its ingredients and application aside from commodes.
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Clorox Toilet Wand: What You Need to Know
The Clorox® ToiletWand™ was announced in 2004 by The Clorox Company, with the aim of eliminating the use of toilet brushes that turn dirty and infested with bacteria through multiple cleaning rounds.
When you purchase a kit of this product, you will have the following inside the box:
- 1 Clorox cleaning wand or the handle;
- 6 pieces of disposable scrub refills attached to the head of the wand and;
- 1 caddy or the holder of the wand and scrubs.
A scrub head is like a disposable toilet brush. Once you use all 6 included in the initial purchase, you may buy refills in packs available in stores or online.
The pack may include 6, 20, or even 30 scrub heads, depending on the package you will choose.
According to the safety data sheet provided by Clorox, the scrub heads contain these chemicals in the ingredients:
- D-Glucopyranose, oligomeric, C9-11-alkyl glycosides
- Glycolic acid
- Sodium lauryl sulfate
- Benzene, 1,1-oxybis-, tetrapropylene derivitives, sulfonated, sodium salts
The Clorox Company also stated that their magic wand toilet cleaner doesn’t contain bleach. Although there is no specific information on the manufacturer’s page if it contains ammonia, it’s not in the chemical composition enumerated in the data sheet.
Steps for Cleaning With Clorox Toilet Wand
The box of the Clorox Toilet Wand cleaning system has complete details on the back regarding usage, warning information, storage, and handling. The instructions are quite straightforward, so you might get them with just one reading.
Nevertheless, this section contains the specific step-by-step process of cleaning and disinfecting with this wand.
Application 1: Toilet
What you will need:
- Clorox Toilet Wand kit
- paper towels
- multi-purpose cleaner (preferably in a spray bottle for easier use)
- cleaning gloves
The Clorox toilet bowl wand is easy to use, especially for regular toilet maintenance. To begin, let’s follow these steps:
- Move away the things that are near the toilet to create space. Remember, the only toilet cleaning tools you need are the wand, paper towels, and a multi-purpose cleaner.
- Open the pack of scrub heads. Without touching them, pour all 6 inside the caddy with the tip pointing outwards.
- Get the wand and align the top to the tip of a scrub head, and gently insert the latter into the wand. Check if it’s secure.
- Dip the scrub head into the bowl’s water for about 5 seconds to activate it.
- Start scrubbing the bowl’s area between the rim and the water line. While doing so, you’ll notice a light blue liquid pouring down from the wand.
- Once there’s foam, thoroughly scrub underneath the rims. After the rims, scrub the ring or the water line of the bowl.
- Lastly, dip the wand below the water to scrub that area.
- If you’re done with the bowl, you can use the wand to scrub around the toilet seat.
- Since we’re fully using the cleaning chemicals in the wand, position the wand on the trash and push the button forward to release the scrub.
- Leave the bowl for 5 to 10 minutes. Use this time to spray an all-purpose cleaner on the toilet’s exterior and even the floors to clean. With paper towels, wipe the cleaner away.
- After 5 to 10 minutes, flush the toilet multiple times to clean the bowl. Don’t forget to wipe the seat with a tissue too, preferably with a wet one at first and a dry one after.
- Remember to rinse the wand thoroughly before putting it back in the caddy.
Application 2: Bathtub
What you will need:
- Clorox Toilet Wand kit
- cleaning gloves
- bucket of water
- cup with water
We can also use the Clorox toilet wand on the bathtub and the procedure is similar to cleaning the toilet, except that we need a bucket.
- Open the caddy and align the wand to the tip of one scrub to insert it.
- Dip the scrub head in a cup with water for 5 seconds to activate the cleaning chemicals in it.
- Start scrubbing from the bathtub’s sides to let the blue fluid from the wand flow, soaking the other parts, especially the bottom.
- Work your way down the bottom and make sure you scrub thoroughly. If there are stains, apply elbow grease.
- Once done, leave the cleaner for 5 to 10 minutes. Remove the drain’s cover if any.
- Rinse the bathtub with water from the bucket; refill the latter if necessary.
- As for the Clorox wand, push the button forward to release the old scrub head. Wash the wand before returning it to the caddy.
Clorox Toilet Wand: Other Uses
Aside from the toilet and bathtub, we can use the Clorox magic wand to clean the shower, sinks, and other smooth surfaces—may it be vinyl tiles, other porcelain products, stainless steel, or glass.
However, ensure that you will use the wand on products that are allowed to be cleaned with liquid (water) and solution, in general. You can also do a test application if the surface will show signs of discoloration.
Benefits of Using Clorox Toilet Wand
- More hygienic – The Clorox cleaning wand has brushes or scrub heads that are disposable. Through this, we can avoid waste and dirt accumulation unlike with traditional toilet brushes.
- Compact cleaning system – With the Clorox wand, we won’t need additional cleaning solutions. The scrub heads themselves contain cleaning chemicals that we activate by getting them wet (dipping them into the water for 5 seconds).
- Strong formula and effective material – The tiny hexagonal brush can reach into areas that traditional brushes cannot, such as under the rim or deep down the bowl.
The wand’s cleaning formula can also remove stains—including hard water limescale and calcium—and eliminate viruses and bacteria such as hepatitis A and E. coli, respectively.
- Safe to use – The Clorox Toilet Wand poses no danger to our septic and plumbing systems, and it’s generally safe to use as a cleaning material. As for some minor precautions, you may read them below.
Tips and Precautions When Using Clorox Toilet Wand
1. The Clorox cleaning wand is generally safe to use, but due to the chemicals present in the product, the manufacturer suggests careful use.
- We recommend wearing cleaning gloves and clothes to protect your skin. If contact occurs, rinse with water for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Avoid eye contact with the product. If it occurs, rinse your eyes thoroughly for 15 to 20 minutes. If you’re wearing contact lenses, rinse your eyes for 5 minutes before removing them, then rinse your eyes again for 15 to 20 minutes.
- If you inhale the product and it makes you uncomfortable, immediately go outside the room to breathe fresh air.
- This product is not potable. If it accidentally gets into your mouth and you swallow it, sip water if possible. Immediately call or go to the doctor or poison control center to know what to do.
- If symptoms or pain persist in all these instances or you want to ensure your safety, we strongly advise contacting or going to the poison control center or the doctor in the emergency to avoid further complications.
2. You are also not allowed to mix the Clorox Toilet Wand with other toilet cleaning products such as bleach, because the scrub heads are already cleaning agents containing different chemicals.
3. Each brush or scrub head of the Clorox magic wand can only be used once and it has to be thrown afterward in the garbage.
If you consume all your refills in the kit, refill packs are available in the market.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Can I Use Clorox Toilet Wand on Other Surfaces?
Yes. We can use the Clorox Toilet Wand on bathroom fixtures like the toilet, bathtub, sink, and shower. This product is likewise applicable to most smooth surfaces including:
- porcelain, such as vitreous china
- glazed cast iron
- stainless steel
The wand can also clean vinyl tiles and surfaces with gloss paint, but we recommend doing a test first to ensure that it won’t cause discoloration.
Are the Clorox Scrub Heads Flushable?
No, the wand’s disposable scrubs are not meant to be flushed down the toilet, and doing so may clog it. Instead, throw them in the trash bin after use.
Is Clorox Toilet Wand Septic Safe?
Yes, the product is safe for both the septic and plumbing systems. But as we previously mentioned, we are not allowed to flush the scrub heads down the toilet after use.
How Long Can You Use a Clorox Magic Wand?
The wand or handle itself is reusable until it shows signs of damage. For the scrub head, you can only use it once and you have to throw it afterward.
Clorox Toilet Wand vs Traditional Toilet Brush: Which Cleans Better?
The answer will depend. If it’s regular sanitation of the toilet, the Clorox Toilet Wand is better. But if we need to remove hard stains like toilet rings, a traditional toilet brush combined with strong cleaners may be more effective.
The wand is a more hygienic option because of its small disposable brush. It’s sturdy and flexible to reach underneath the bowl, such as the rim and the waterjets.
The traditional toilet brush may be too large and the bristles are spaced largely, not allowing optimum reach to the crevices. However, it’s stronger for removing stubborn stains.
The Clorox Company manufactured a product called the Clorox® ToiletWand™ or also known as the toilet wand, magic wand, and cleaning wand. It’s a tool with disposable brushes containing cleaning chemicals, allowing for excellent disinfection and good hygiene.
There is a curiosity about how to use Clorox Toilet Wand and it’s very simple. We just have to align the top of the wand to the scrub’s tip and attach them. Dip the brush in water for 5 seconds, scrub the toilet or surface, and push the button forward to release the used brush.
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