The easiest way to find out that your toilet has water stains is to ask yourself this question: Does my toilet remain dirty even after scrubbing it?
All those stubborn stains are hardened mineral deposits left behind by tap water, so you have a challenging task ahead. But as hard as cleaning your toilet can be, it’s not impossible.
Check out this easy guide and remove even the toughest stains from your toilet!
Step 1. Pour vinegar into the toilet bowl
As mentioned before, hard water stains are the mineral residue left behind by tap water. Luckily, the best product to remove mineral stains is already in your kitchen: white vinegar. This kitchen staple is acidic, which makes it an excellent product for dissolving mineral deposits.
So, the first step is to pour two cups of white vinegar into the toilet bowl—swish the water with your toilet brush to ensure vinegar covers every stain. Then, without flushing the toilet, let the mix sit for a couple of minutes.
Step 2. Add baking soda to the mix
Baking soda is excellent for breaking down mineral deposits and grime, so it will be a great addition to tackle the buildup in your toilet.
Add one cup of baking soda to the bowl and another two cups of vinegar. You will notice the mixture starts to fizz, but don’t worry; it’s just the chemical reaction of the two ingredients mixing! Leave it, again without flushing, for another ten minutes.
Step 3. Swish the mix
Once the time’s up, swish the toilet water with your brush, and ensure all those ugly stains are thoroughly covered in the mix. You can scrub the stains, but be mindful of doing it too hard, or you could damage the ceramic surface.
Step 4. Wait a little while before flushing
Leave the toilet without flushing for another 30 minutes for the baking soda and vinegar solution to do its job. You can also take some time to keep scrubbing the stains, especially the ones above the water line.
Then, when the thirty minutes are up, flush the toilet to rinse.
Step 5. Clean stubborn stains with a pumice stone
This last step is optional but recommended if your toilet bowl still has remaining stains after flushing.
A pumice stone is a more aggressive but efficient method for removing mineral deposits. Besides, all it takes is elbow grease and a thoroughly wet pumice stone. So, grab your tools and gently scrub the buildup, ensuring the pumice stone and ceramic surface are always wet.
Warning: Remember to be careful and wear gloves during this process. Also, don’t rely on the pumice stone method too often if you don’t want to scratch your toilet bowl.
Do you want to keep the toilet clean? Set a cleaning routine!
Of course, finding the time to clean your home thoroughly can take time and effort. However, Custom Cleaning of the Palm Beaches will gladly help you! With our routine cleaning service, we can clean your toilet regularly so you won’t have to struggle with those stubborn stains.