Hard water stains look awful no matter where they are, but when they are in the toilet they look particularly nasty. They look rusty and brown which makes many people think that they are, well let’s just say “leftover waste”.
You clean your toilet over and over again and even though you have scrubbed and scrubbed that awful hard water stain remains! Well today, I am sharing with you some tips on how you can clean hard water stains in your toilet.
Before we start, I feel that I should give you a little information about what hard water is. While it may look like someone has used the toilet and not flushed or even that the toilet has not been cleaned in ten years, the fact of the matter is hard water has nothing to do with cleanliness.
It is the result of water that has a lot of minerals in it and as it sits in your toilet for quite a while, be it in the actual bowl or when the water comes out, it can stay there for ages and that leads to the hard water stain.
In order to clean hard water stains in your toilet, you are going to need the following supplies. Do not worry, chances are you will already have most of them somewhere in your house which will be nice and handy.
I will warn you in advance that you will need a little bit of elbow grease for this and you may have to do it a couple of times to fully get rid of those nasty looking stains. This is especially true if your stains have been there for a long time.
That is all there is to it. If the stains are really, really stubborn or if they have been there for quite a while, you may need to do this a couple of times.
Or what you can try is, once the hard water stains have been loosened up a little bit by that first coating of vinegar. As you are scrubbing, give the stubborn area another blast with the white vinegar, scrub somewhere else and come back to that tougher area in a few minutes.
If this does not sound like it is for you, there are products in supermarkets and hardware stores that are designed to get rid of hard water stains. However, most of these will cost you far more than a couple of bottles of white vinegar and still require a bit of scrubbing. However, these products can get rid of those hard water stains so this could be something for you to consider.
In all honesty, it depends on where you live and the kind of water you have. I know some people who have no idea what hard water is as it has never been an issue for them! However for those of us who do live in a hard water area you are most likely going to have to clean hard water stains in the toilet every couple of months or so.
I always think that you are best to strike nice and early. As soon as those stains start to appear, get rid of them. It is much easier to do it that way than leaving it to get really bad for weeks and weeks.
This post was last updated on September 20th, 2018 at 01:42 pm
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