Is your toilet looking worse than one in a gas station bathroom? You may want to clean it up in case you need to get emergency plumbing repair services this week or if you’re having family over this weekend. After all, who else is going to see your toilet? If you’re dealing with rust stains on your toilet there is hope. Just try one of the following approaches to get rid of them.
How to Prevent Them
If you have rust stains on your toilet, you probably don’t clean or scrub your toilet on a regular basis. Nothing to be ashamed of, it’s just the truth. Rust stains don’t crop up over night. They only happen if you “forget” to clean your toilet everyday. Here are a couple of ways to keep your toilet clean with minimal effort, yet more effort than you’re currently yielding.
- Toilet cleaning tablets – Go to the store and get blue toilet bowl cleaning tablets. The brand is not important at all. They all do the same job. Just be sure to get the blue ones, because you’ll have a visual reminder of when to change them. When your toilet water is no longer blue, than it’s time to change the toilet tablets in the loo. East as that. These tablets release a little cleaner every time you flush your toilet. This will keep your toilet a whole lot cleaner and will cut down on the amount of time it takes to clean your toilet.
- Vinegar and baking soda – If you pour a cup of vinegar in your toilet followed by a cup of vinegar in your toilet and let it sit for ten minutes before you flush it you’ll have the cleanest toilet in your entire neighborhood.
- Soap – Pour a cup of soap in your toilet and let is sit for ten minutes. Once the ten minutes is up, flush it. Do this every other day, and you’ll prevent a lot of rust stains on your toilet.
The Natural Approach
If you haven’t been cleaning your toilet on a regular basis, or using any of the prevention methods listed above, then you’re going to need to tackle those stains. Here’s a few natural approaches:
- A little cola please – Pour a bottle of coca-cola down your toilet. Let is sit overnight. Flush it in the morning.
- Vinegar on the side – Pour 2 cups of vinegar in your toilet followed by 2 cups of baking soda in your toilet. Let this mixture sit overnight and flush it away in the morning.
- Soapy water – Pour 2 cups of soap followed by 3 cups of boiling water. Let this soapy water mixture sit the entire night. As always, flush it in the morning.
These natural methods aren’t as strong as commercial cleaners. You may need to repeat them a few time to see the results.
The Regular Approach
- Bleach is the word – Pour a cup of bleach in your toilet and let it sit overnight. Flush it away in the morning.
- The gel – Pour a cup of gel toilet bowl cleaner in your toilet and let it sit overnight. Flush your toilet in the morning.
These cleaners are a lot more effective and may need to be done only once. Never mix two cleaners in your bathroom. The results can be toxic.
If you have dogs or small children in your home, please lock the bathroom door while you’re cleaning the rust stains and don’t unlock it until you’re completely done.
This guest post was made by Victoria at:
Premier Plumbing and Air
108 NE Dixie Hwy Stuart, FL 34994