How to Remove Limescale From a Toilet

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Your toilet should be cleaned regularly so that limescale deposits are kept to a minimum. However, if you have extremely hard water, even regularly cleaned toilets will likely have a problem with limescale. There are safe and non-chemical ways to remove limescale. You will want to use a cleaning agent that will not harm the porcelain.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Measuring cup
  • 3 cups of white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of baking soda
  • Toilet bowl scrub brush

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Instructions

    How To Remove Limescale From a Toilet

  1. 1

    Clean the toilet bowl with a toilet bowl cleaning product to give the bowl a general cleaning. Flush the toilet upon completion.

  2. 2

    Measure out 3 cups of white distilled vinegar and pour it into the toilet bowl. Measure out 1/2 cup of baking soda and pour it into the toilet bowl.

  3. 3

    Leave the vinegar and baking soda in the toilet bowl overnight. This will give the vinegar and baking soda time to work on the limescale.

  4. 4

    Make a sign that says, "Do not flush," and tape it to the lid. This will serve as a reminder not to use the toilet.

  5. 5

    Scrub the toilet with your toilet bowl scrub brush. Flush several times to clean off any loose limescale.

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