Cleaning a toilet is not the most pleasant chore. So, it’s no wonder many homeowners just want to put off this task as much as possible.
However, procrastinating may not be the best strategy. The minerals in hard water cause water spots, and they harden over time.
But don’t worry! While avoiding hard water may be impossible, cleaning mineral stains can be done easily! Just follow these methods to have a spotless toilet.
How to clean water stains using vinegar and baking soda
Does it surprise you that you can clean a toilet with vinegar and baking soda? It shouldn’t!
These regular household products are versatile and commonly used for many cleaning chores. Also, they’re natural, so you can forget all the harsh chemicals usually required to clean a toilet. Here’s how to use them in your toilet:
Step 1. Pour the vinegar
Pour a cup of white vinegar into the toilet bowl and spread it around the bowl with a toilet brush. Then, let the vinegar settle for around one minute.
Step 2. Add the baking soda
Pour a cup of baking soda into the bowl and add two more cups of vinegar. Leave the mix for ten minutes—it should start bubbling.
Step 3. Scrub the stains
Use your brush to swish the mix around the bowl. You should get the liquid to reach the stains above the water line (don’t flush the toilet just yet.) If there’s any visible stain, scrub it with your brush to loosen the deposits.
Step 4. Let the solution do its job
All that’s left to do is wait. Give the vinegar and baking soda mix 30 minutes to work on the water stains—you can swish the solution around the toilet a couple more times.
After time’s up, rinse the toilet by flushing it. The solution should have taken care of the hard water stains by now!
Clean the toilet using a pumice stone
Are there still any stubborn stains in the toilet? A pumice stone can take care of them! With this method, you might need to put more effort into the task, but it’s very efficient.
Before you start, just one warning: keep the stone and toilet wet throughout the process. Besides, scrubbing your porcelain toilet with a pumice stone is not risk-free, so don’t do it too often, and always be careful.
Are you ready to start? Follow these steps, and you’ll have a spotless toilet!
- Wet the pumice stone and every stain you want to remove.
- Then, scrub the stains in a circular motion with the stone. You may notice a gray paste starting to form. Don’t worry! It’s nothing weird, just residue from the stone. You can even rub that paste on the stains to clean the water spots easier.
- Rinse and check if the stain is gone. If not, repeat the process.
Prevent water stains with regular cleaning
Cleaning your toilet once a week is the best way to avoid repeating this process too often. As simple as it sounds: constant scrubbing will stop the minerals from building up and hardening in your toilet.
However, we understand that setting time aside for chores is easier said than done. Luckily, CHRIStal Clean can help you! We offer quality cleaning services for people in Waukesha County. Let us take care of cleaning your toilet and the rest of your home. Get a quote here.