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Toilets are the centre of every bathroom, that’s why it’s such an eyesore when you see one with dark brown stains. While there are many commercial products on the market for very stained toilet bowls, you can also use some home ingredients to achieve great results.
So, if you:
Then read along to learn how to clean a very stained toilet bowl.
Your toilet can get stained even if you clean it regularly and adequately. The reason is not that you’re doing it wrong; but rather that there’s something in the water.
You see, there are two types of water: soft and hard. The liquid is soft when it falls in the form of rainfalls. However, as it travels through the rocky ground, it picks up minerals such as chalk, calcium, lime, iron and magnesium. They, in turn, make the water hard. Hard water always leads to mineral build-up, because of the minerals it contains. They attach themselves to every surface they come in contact with. The green or brown stains in your toilet indicate that your water is hard and the toilet has lime build-up. That’s why all your cleaning attempts so far have failed.
Important: Bleach does not work against stains in the toilet, because it only bleaches them and doesn’t remove the limescale.
Before you get down to cleaning your stained toilet bowl, make sure you’ve prepared the following items:
This method will teach you how to remove limescale from toilet below the waterline. However, it can also be used for the rest of the bowl.
You might have to repeat the process if you still see stains.
Besides just looking plain nasty and giving wrong impressions to your guests, there is one more reason why you should clean your stained toilet bowl. The deposits from the bowl go down the drain every time you flush. In time the deposits might collect somewhere further down the pipes and might restrict the water flow. A blockage is a worst-case scenario, and it’s not unlikely. If it’s too late and your toilet seems blocked, arrange a visit from a professional plumber.
Clean your toilet every month and clean below the water level every few months. That’s so the limescale deposits wouldn’t pile up on the surface they come in contact with.
As far as the water itself, you can install a water softener system. It’s a whole-house filtration system meant to remove the minerals from the water which make it hard. This will not only be good for your toilet but your taps and appliances which use water. However, the downside is that it’s quite expensive to have such a machine installed. It’s much more affordable just to hire professional help.
Find a professional to take care of your bathroom.
If you lack enough free time or simply don’t want to kneel down and scrub the brown crust off your toilet, it’s time you hired professionals. Fantastic Services works with professional cleaners who are experienced and fully equipped for any cleaning task. They will have your toilet looking like new in no time.
Is your toilet very stained? How did you manage to clean it below the water level? Let us know by leaving a comment!
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