How to Remove Stains from a Porcelain Toilet

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Triclean Blog #1 ImageEver wonder how to get rid of those unsightly stains on your porcelain throne. Worried about what kind of chemicals or cleaning methods to use that won’t damage your toilet. Well today we’ll go over some tips to help you keep that toilet nice and clean.

First off, it’s important to understand that many of the yellow and brown water stains are caused by the buildup of minerals in your toilet from the water. Porcelain is a material that attracts these minerals and thus causes the stains to build up.

There are many different chemicals you can utilize that will remove these stains and give your toilet a clean new look. Check out some of these tricks!

  • Place 3 cups of vinegar into your toilet and let it settle for a few minutes. Then take a toilet brush and scrub the inside of toilet where the stains are. You can also spray vinegar directly onto stains for the same effect.
  • Bleach is a strong cleaning agent and a helpful one. What you want to do is place about a cup of bleach powder or liquid bleach into the toilet and let it sit there for a few hours. Once stains have vanished flush away the bleach.
  • Borax Powder – another strong cleaning agent that is not usually found in grocery stores but rather in hardware stores (ACE, Home Depot, Lowes). When using this method you first want to shut off the water to the toilet tank and flush toilet once to empty bowl. Sprinkle powder directly on stains and scrub with a
    toilet brush. After scrubbing, let powder sit for 30 minutes, then reconnect water supply and flush toilet.

The above methods are just a few examples of easy cleaning techniques you can use to keep your toilets looking as clean as they did when they were first put in!

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