Toilet stains are, unfortunately, an all-too-common problem that all of us have dealt with at one point or another. Fortunately, there are many different home remedies to remove toilet stains that you can try before you resort to paying an expensive plumber to come out and clean your toilet. Before you decide on the method you want to use, though, there are some guidelines to keep in mind so that your effort will be as effective as possible. Here are the steps you should take when removing toilet stains from your bathroom!
Flush Away the Clumps
Clumps of toilet paper can get stuck in your pipes and lead to clogs. Try not to flush too much toilet paper at once, and remember that toilet paper doesn’t break down in the water. Instead, wait until there’s a clog and use a plunger or plumber snake to remove it! Your bathroom will thank you.
Bleach the Bowl
As you might have guessed, bleach is a great natural remedy for clearing out toilet bowl stains. Soak a rag in bleach and place it in your toilet bowl overnight. In the morning, flush as usual. The stains should be gone. Make sure to test it on an inconspicuous area first if you’re worried about any bleaching effects!
Use Vinegar to Deodorize the Bathroom
Vinegar is commonly used as a household cleaner, but did you know that it can be used as a toilet-bowl deodorizer? Vinegar cleans stains and neutralizes odors by reducing bacteria. Fill up your toilet bowl with white vinegar and let it sit for 30 minutes before flushing. You may need to repeat on a regular basis depending on how often you use your bathroom. The scent of vinegar will quickly disappear after being flushed down so don’t worry about lingering smells!
Baking Soda Gets Rid of The Acids
One of my favorite remedies for removing toilet stains is baking soda. I learned about it from an old cleaning lady who swore by it and kept a box at her house. It may seem weird that we can get rid of toilet stains with something as simple as baking soda, but it’s true! Just sprinkle some baking soda into your toilet bowl and let it sit overnight.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Get Rid of Rust Stain
If you have rust stains in your toilet, mix one cup of baking soda with two cups of vinegar and pour into a bowl. Let sit for 15 minutes, then scrub and flush. The acid in vinegar removes rust, while baking soda cuts through grease. You’ll get a clean toilet with no harsh chemicals or cleaners required!
Clean with Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a good bet when you’re looking for a safe, reliable home remedy for toilet stain removal. This common household chemical has powerful bleaching properties and can be used to eliminate urine stains on toilet bowls and even in your bathtub or shower. Mix it with baking soda and vinegar, or use a specialty cleaner containing hydrogen peroxide.
Use Borax as an All-Purpose Cleaner
Borax is a versatile cleaning agent that will come in handy for stain removal, as well as for general cleaning around your home. Start by mixing 1/4 cup of borax with one gallon of warm water, and then soak a cloth in it; wring out any excess solution and place it on top of your toilet bowl stains. Let sit overnight, then wipe off with a clean cloth soaked in cold water; repeat if necessary.
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