Cleaning GuidesHow to Clean Mould off Bathroom Sealant
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Do you feel lately that no matter how hard you scrub the toilet, it never seems clean enough? Well, don’t be too hard on yourself – your cleaning skills are not the problem. Stubborn staining of the toilet bowl is more than likely the reason. You can rest assured, though, that cleaning all the stains is easier when you know more about their nature. It won’t take as much elbow grease as you think, either!
Various factors contribute to the appearance of differently coloured spots around the rim of the toilet, as well as inside the bowl at the water level. In order to apply the most effective cleaning method, it’s important to better understand what you are up against.
Here some of the most common toilet bowl stains:
Spending an afternoon cleaning the stains off the toilet bowl is not something anyone would like, but it’s necessary. Whether you are dealing with rust spots or hard water build-up time will only make the staining worse, creating more work and troubles for you.
Starting with easier and more eco-friendly solutions is a good approach. If there is milder staining on your toilet bowl, you can try and remove them with some homemade natural remedies.
What better way to whiten the toilet bowl than with a paste created by the two most commonly used eco-friendly house cleaners – baking soda and vinegar. The first can also be replaced by borax, which consists of white crystal that can immediately dissolve in water. They can help remove hard water stains and bring back the bright white colour of your toilet bowl.
Sprinkle baking soda or borax generously on the stained areas.
Use the toilet brush to scrub a little bit and spread the powder around.
Add approximately 1½ cup of white vinegar into the bowl.
Leave the solution to work for 15-30 min.
Repeat if there are still visible stains.
Lemon juice is known to whiten surfaces and, thanks to its acidic properties, it can help remove any yellow staining and calcium build-up, although some scrubbing will still be needed. To get the best results here is how to proceed:
Use a clean spray bottle.
Add 1 cup of lemon juice mixed with at least 10-15 drops of essential oils (we recommend you use lemon, tea tree oil, lavender, which work well against mould formations).
Spray the entire toilet bowl, focusing on the stains.
Scrub thoroughly for a while and then leave it on for about 15 min.
Flush and inspect.
If you still see yellowing or any more visible signs of rust or other stains, then repeat the procedure.
Not an exact natural toilet bowl cleaner, but coke can still serve as an effective solution against rust, water or hard water stains. This works perfectly for light or heavy limescale build-up and the best part is that you can remove toilet bowl stains without scrubbing.
Pour coca-cola extensively inside the toilet bowl. If you have staining around the rim, make sure to cover that section, too.
Do not scrub, but just leave the liquid on for as long as possible, even overnight.
If by any chance, you are dealing with a very stained toilet bowl, you may have to resort to specialised cleaning products with a chemical formula. We suggest the following:
It can make your toilet bowl clean quite easily. Once you spray it on the stains, wait a few minutes before you remove it. The important thing to remember is that you should not flush the product down, but just wipe it with a clean cloth.
Due to being highly corrosive and dangerous, we advise you to resort to bleach only in the worst-case scenario. Do not forget to put protective gloves on and open a window to let the toxic fumes out. You may have to leave it on for at least 15 minutes, but if you are worried about the smell, just keep the toilet closed until it’s time to rinse.
Perhaps professional cleaning will help!
It seems unfair to go through all this trouble to remove the stains from the toilet bowl, just so you have to do it all over again in a week or two.
Therefore, stick to the following: