Surprising Hacks for a Cleaner Toilet Bowl
Cleaning the toilet is one of those unpleasant tasks that just has to be done. For sure, many of us would agree that we are baffled by the stains we see in our toilet. No matter how diligent we are in cleaning the bathroom regularly, we are often left with a toilet bowl that has nasty brownish-yellow rings around it, on the bowl and below the rim of the water level.
Hard stains are due to buildup of minerals from hard water, which eventually damages faucets, showers, sinks and the porcelain toilets, which can leave rust and stains that are unsightly & difficult to remove. There are several products in the market that promise to remove hard water stains in the toilet, but did you know that some of the most effective cleansers are common household products?
With the right know-how, you can easily remove those stains without the use of expensive chemicals. Here, we list some awesome and economical tips for cleaning toilet bowl ring.
Baking Soda and White Vinegar
These are the two most useful and powerful household agents that are tough on stains, but easy on the environment. Pour one cup of vinegar into the bowl and whisk it with a toilet bowl brush. Then add one cup of baking soda to the bowl, followed by a cup or two of vinegar. Let it stand for 10 minutes. Then, with the toilet bowl brush, swish the solution around the bowl and ensure it reaches hard to remove stains.
Let the solution sit for a while, best if overnight, then scrub the remaining stain away.
To remove those stubborn stains, place half a cup of bleach powder into the toilet bowl and let it sit overnight. The following day, scrub the toilet thoroughly with a Pro Euro Bowl Brush and flush bleach down the drain.
Your favorite Cola
Surprisingly, it works like a charm! Pour a full can of Coca-Cola or any cola around the rim, so it coats the bowl. Let it sit for a couple of hours, so the strong acids will break down the stain. Finish it by scrubbing the bowl with a brush and flush away.
Vinegar and Borax
This cleaning product is very effective in removing stubborn hard water stains in the toilet. Pour about half a cup of borax powder into the bowl, then follow with a cup of white vinegar and start scrubbing the toilet bowl. Allow the solution to sit for 30 minutes then scrub again and flush with water.
Yes, you heard it right! Lemon juice just like vinegar, in that it can help breakdown hard water stains. Pour lemon juice in a spray bottle and spray directly onto the stain. Leave it overnight and scrub the stain with a toilet brush then follow by flushing with water.