Why You Shouldn’t Have Blue Water in the Toilet

August 21, 2018


When it comes to cleaning a toilet, there are many different solutions. One of the most popular of the bunch? Changing the clear water blue! Sure, this might seem like a great, easy solution to cleaning your toilet with ease — but that blue water tablet is causing more harm than good. Not sure why? Let us explain:

Corrodes Parts

One of the most significant flaws of placing a “blue water” toilet cleaning tab in your toilet tank is that it will corrode the flush valve over time.

Of course, this might not seem like an immediate threat to your “throne” — but you’ll be surprised at how your flushes will start to weaken after each use.

Indeed, if you continue to keep using these cleaning tablets, you’ll then have to replace your flush valve more frequently than you’d like.

Harmful Chemicals

Of course, one of the most obvious defects of a blue cleaning tablet is that it’s filled to the brim with toxic chemicals.

Sure, you might clean your toilet (and overall bathroom) with chemical-based cleaners — but this toilet tablet will continuously disperse chemicals, which will negatively impact your indoor air quality at all times of the day.

This will not only bring down the quality, but it will also create havoc on your plumbing over time — since these tablets are primarily composed of chlorine (yes, just like a swimming pool).

Creates Blockages

Another blunder of using a blue cleaning tablet? It has the change of creating a blockage in your toilet — specifically obstructing the flapper.

This, of course, will lead to your toilet wasting water — since the water valve will be left on and won’t cease to stop.

Think of it as a traffic light always remaining green. When the flapper is blocked, it will continue to let traffic (water) flow freely for quite some time.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to cleaning your toilet, it’s best to avoid using these tank tablets. Sure, they might clean your “throne” on a daily basis — but they’re creating a recipe for disaster. If you feel the need to clean your toilet excessively, then it’s best to use either green cleaning agents or enzyme-based cleaners, that won’t diminish your plumbing or indoor air quality.

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we offer, visit us on the web or give us a call at (901) 795-9044.



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