Flush the toilet first to clean it. This will get rid of any dirt and germs. After flushing, use a toilet brush to scrub the bowl. To clean the bowl and all surfaces that come in direct contact, use an all-purpose cleaner/disinfectant. Protective gloves are recommended when handling chemicals. Clean the toilet thoroughly with water after cleaning. Use a soft cloth to dry the toilet. Pay special attention to the areas below and behind the toilet seat. This is where moisture can build up and encourage bacterial growth. It is also important to clean around plumbing fixtures like taps and levers. This will help prevent dirt and grime buildup.