Badly stained toilet bowls are headaches for all bond cleaners. If badly stained toilet bowls have ever been a problem in your bathroom, you might wonder how to get them clean without too much effort. Actually it only takes a bit of time and some elbow grease. Regular bleach products sometimes are not strong enough for stubborn stains. In bond cleaning we usually use concentrated chlorine and it’s proven working well.
Remove Water/Rust Stains
First thing you need to do is to turn off the water inlet to your toilet. To make the most of your chemicals and let them do the hard work for you, you need to make sure they don’t get diluted by the toilet water. Use a plunger to actively pump any remaining toilet water down the drain. Apply some muriatic acid over the stained areas with a sprayer and leave it to set for at least half an hour. Remember to wear rubber gloves to avoid direct contact with the chemical. Once the acid has been given enough time to set in, you should be able to easily scrape off the stains with a scourer or toilet brush. However, if the stains prove stubborn, you will need to repeat this process a few times until they have been successfully purged.
Remove Calcium Buildup
There are two ways to remove calcium buildup in toilets. First is to clean with a pumice stone, preferably one with a plastic handle attached. Just like how you remove water/rust stains, begin this process by turning off the water inlet to your toilet and actively plunge out any water remaining. Now you simply start rubbing the pumice stone against the calcium buildup until they have been removed. Even if the stains had been set in for a long time and prove stubborn, with enough amount of elbow grease and patience, you should eventually be able to remove them from your toilet bowl.
Second way to get rid of calcium buildup is with the help of a commercial stainless steel cleaner. Start by mixing stainless steel cleaner and water in a bucket until a pasty substance has been formed. Remember to put on rubber gloves and avoid skin contact with the chemicals. Turn off your toilet’s water supply and get rid of any remaining water with a plunger. Spread the newly formed cleaning solution over the calcium buildup with a sponge, then allow the solution to sit for about 30 minutes before using a clean sponge or washcloth to wipe away the stains. Should the stains prove unyielding, you may need to repeat the process.
If you’ve ever wondered how to clean toilet bowl stains, just remember these helpful steps and your toilet will be stain-free in no time.
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