How to Remove Limescale from Your Toilet

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Limescale is a very common problem and can be found in your kettle, as well as your toilet in the form of stains. It’s not an appealing sight, and if you’re someone who cares about the cleanliness of your toilet, you’ll want to clean it straight away. If you’re having problems with limescale, here are two options to remove it.

 

Using vinegar

The first thing you want to do is to make sure that you have all the necessary equipment. Fortunately, you don’t need much, only these three items:

  • A toilet brush
  • A scourer
  • White vinegar

Pour vinegar into your toilet and let it sit

After making sure that you have the three items listed, pour about a litre of white vinegar into your toilet bowl. Ensure that the vinegar is poured on every part of the toilet bowl, especially on areas where a lot of limescale is present. When this is done, wait for about 3-4 hours, but the vinegar can be left overnight if the limescale is extreme.

Scrub your toilet bowl and then flush it

Using a toilet brush, scrub away the limescale. You can also pour in more vinegar if the limescale isn’t disappearing. If the limescale is stubborn, try using a scourer to scrub it away, applying more vinegar and water if needed. After scrubbing away the limescale, flush your toilet a few times to clear the vinegar and any mineral deposits.

Repeat the process 

If you find that the limescale is still present, repeat the process until the majority of the limescale has been removed. Consider leaving the vinegar overnight if this still doesn’t solve your problem. However, you might want to replace your toilet if this method doesn’t work at all.

 

Using Coca-Cola

Another option for removing limescale is to use Coca-Cola/Coke, which can be useful for cleaning because of its acidity. The acid in Coca-Cola will help to break down the limescale and might resolve your problem. Before cleaning your toilet, make sure you have a bottle of Coca-Cola ready to use.

Pour Coca-Cola into your toilet and let it sit

Just like the method that uses vinegar, pour the bottle of Coke into your toilet bowl, ensuring that the bowl is completely covered. Remember to also focus on the areas where a lot of limescale is present. You can then leave it to sit for about an hour, but it can also be left overnight if you’re dealing with a large amount of limescale.

Scrub your toilet bowl and then flush it 

Using a toilet brush, scrub away the limescale. If the limescale is stubborn, you can also use a scourer to scrub it away. After the scrubbing process, flush your toilet to see if the limescale has disappeared.

Repeat the process 

If the limescale is still present, repeat the process until the majority of the limescale has been removed. However, consider hiring cleaners if the problem persists.

 

These are the two options you can consider when removing limescale from your toilet. If your problem persists, consult any of our plumbing services here or our cleaning services here.

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