Cleaning the toilet tank

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swimmer_spe

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We have sediment in our water that filtration cannot collect it all.
Our toilet sometimes runs due to sediment collecting in the tank. I have been draining the tank and wiping the flapper and where it seats. Is there a better method of cleaning?
 

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Turn off the valve to the toilet, then flush the toilet. Then suck out the rest with a shop vacuum. It gets rid of all the crud that settles in there.
 

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When ever I watch a TV home improvement show and I see them bailing out the tank and toilet bowl I'm always thinking, just use your shop vac. The water is "clean-ish" and it sure beats slopping water around as you haul the toilet out. If I need to pull a toilet I'll flush it, then quickly pour a bucket of water down the bowl to drain it out as much as possible and then bring out the shop vac and suck the rest out.
 

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It is amazing how much water leaves the bowl with a quick dump of a gallon of water down the bowl.
 

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