If the tank water is full of hard water, then you might face the problem of limescale in your toilet. However, I am talking mostly about that limescale that gets to build up every day at the bottom of your toilet. And that makes the toilet look dirty all the time, no matter how often you clean it. Especially if you resort to a harsh chemical such as bleach. Furthermore, any scrubbing can make things worse. Thus, it is time to take serious action and get rid of limescale using perfectly natural DIY solution.
First off, we need to better understand limescale. What exactly is it?
Well, limescale is basically a hard mineral deposit that will just pile up on the bottom of your toilet bowl. The more it accumulates, the harder would be to get rid of it. Therefore, the only thing that will successfully get you rid of the limescale would be an acid-based cleaner.
Check out the next step-by-step guide:
1. The first step would be to empty the water from the bowl.
Thus, make sure you turn off the tap from your toilet suite. Then, proceed scooping the water out of the toilet with a ladle and a small bucket. Next, it is time to dry out the toilet bowl as much as possible using paper towels or some old rags.
Take care of yourself, though, make sure you wear gloves and eye goggles if you feel your eyes are too sensitive. Especially, since it is such a highly microbial area.
2. Use a homemade DIY natural acid cleaner
Now, the next step would be filling the toilet bowl with a homemade acid cleaner. This is the DIY solution you will need to get rid of the limescale build-up.
Hence, to prepare this solution, mix the following ingredients in a spray bottle:
– 1/4 cup vinegar
– 1 T borax
– 1 squirt dish soap
After you got all these ingredients in the bottle, make sure to fill it with water. Then, simply start spraying the toilet bowl with this homemade mixture until you empty it.
Spray more consistently on the bottom of the toilet bowl since that area is the dirtiest. Let it act there for at least overnight so you can get the benefits out of your solution.
Furthermore, you could also scrub the bowl with a toilet brush to dissolve the limescale. That way, the acid from the solution will get more into the hard scale.
3. Do not flush your toilet yet.
Before flushing the toilet, you can scrub any leftover limescale with some pumice stone. Make sure you wear your gloves again and start scrubbing off the remaining limescale with a small piece of pumice stone. Do not worry you might scratch the porcelain surface, it is not the case.
Simply get rid of the homemade acid cleaner by flushing the toilet a few times.
4. For future prevention
Make sure you keep your toilet bowl looking brand new by cleaning it with white vinegar. You can proceed by doing a white vinegar wash once a week by adding four cups of white vinegar to the toilet bowl at night. That way, you will let it act overnight before flushing and this will help with any minor limescale problems you might have.
As a bonus, this technique will also help with any urine smells.