Have you ever gone to the bathroom only to look down in horror at the pesky hard water stain that you just can’t seem to get out? It could even be so embarrassing that you refuse to let any guests use that bathroom for fear of being judged. If you live in areas that are prone to hard water, it means your fixtures and glassware are prone to stains. But don’t worry, having hardwater stains doesn’t mean you’re dirty! Either way, we have put together a list of safe and effective tips for removing these stubborn stains so your toilet bowl will be look clean and presentable in no time at all.
Why Do Hard Water Stains Happen?
Hard water is any water with an excess presence of sediments and minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. As you continue to use your fixtures and appliances, hard water will continue to build up and eventually leave rust and scale stains that seem impossible to remove. Toilet bowls are especially susceptible because they hold standing water.
1. Use baking soda and vinegar to form a natural cleaning product with the ability to cut through even the most difficult stains.
2. White vinegar is very acidic and will dissolve hard water stains over time. Mix together a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water in a plastic spray bottle. Shake well before each use. Spray on stained area, let sit for 20 minutes, then rinse.
3. Use baking soda and salt to make an abrasive paste that will scrub away the hard water stains over time.
4. You can also try to soak a cloth or paper towel in rubbing alcohol, wring out any excess liquid, then place the soaked cloth onto the stained area of your toilet bowl for several hours
5. If there is still a ring around your toilet, you can try to scrub it out using a fine grade steel wool. We recommend using such fine grade steel because it is less likely to scratch up the porcelain of your toilet.
Still Having Hard Water Issues?
In addition to using any of the above tips to remove hard water stains, it’s also important that you get in the habit of routinely cleaning your toilet bowl so it’s harder and harder for stains and build up to accumulate. Feel free to get in the habit of using baking soda, vinegar, or steel wool as they all help eliminate hard water stains.
We recommend contacting FCT Surface Cleaning to have an expert and professional hard stain removal service for your toilet bowls and other residential hard stain removal needs. Give us a call on (08) 9204 3333!