Before you begin cleaning the toilet, make sure it is flushed. This will help reduce germs and dirt. To clean the bowl's interior and rim, use a toilet brush. An all-purpose cleaner, or disinfectant can be used to deep clean the bowl. Protective gloves are recommended when using these chemicals. After cleaning the toilet thoroughly, rinse it off with warm water. Dry it with a towel. Pay attention to the areas behind and underneath the toilet seat. This is where moisture can buildup and encourage bacterial growth. It is also important to clean around taps, levers, and other areas that could be prone to dirt buildup.