Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you clean hard water stains from toilets:
Gather your supplies: You’ll need rubber gloves, a toilet brush, a pumice stone or a scrub brush, white vinegar, baking soda, and a spray bottle.
Protect your hands by wearing rubber gloves before starting the cleaning process.
Turn off the water supply and flush the toilet and make sure its empty.
Generously sprinkle baking soda all over the stained areas in the toilet bowl. Baking soda is a natural abrasive that helps break down the hard water stains.
Fill a spray bottle with white vinegar and spray it over the baking soda. The vinegar will react with the baking soda, creating a foaming action that helps dissolve the stains.
Allow the vinegar and baking soda mixture to sit in the toilet bowl for at least 30 minutes. This gives the cleaning agents time to penetrate and loosen the hard water stains.
Use a toilet brush or a pumice stone to scrub the stains vigorously. The abrasive texture will help remove the loosened stains.
Flush the toilet to rinse away the loosened stains. If there are still remaining stains, repeat steps 4 to 7 until the toilet bowl is completely clean.
To prevent future hard water stains, consider using a toilet bowl cleaner specifically formulated to combat mineral deposits. Regular cleaning with these products will help keep your toilet bowl looking clean and shiny.