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Remedy for black mold in a toilet bowl

Toilets are a wonderful place for germs and mould spores to settle. Many chemical products are available to help you tackle black mould in the toilet, but there are two simple items that you probably have around the house that will do wonders at cleaning mould and killing its spores in your toilet. Whether it is considered a home remedy or a science project, baking soda and vinegar are effective cleaning and mould-killing products.

Prepare to Kill Black Mold in the Toilet

To clean your toilet as well as kill black mould in the toilet bowl, pour 1 cup vinegar in the toilet bowl and 1 cup in the tank with the water. Sprinkle baking soda all around the inside of the toilet bowl and into the water in the bowl as well. This will create some fizzing as the vinegar and baking soda interact. Allow this to stay in the bowl with the lid closed for about an hour.

Clean Black Mold in the Toilet

When you return to the bathroom in about an hour and open the toilet bowl lid, you will see that the mould still appears to be there. Use a toilet bowl brush and scrub the mould stains. Be sure to splash the vinegar water all around the bowl and brush under the rim well with it. Allow the toilet to stay undisturbed for another 15 minutes.

Get Rid of Black Mold in the Toilet

When you return to the bathroom, flush the toilet and wipe around the seat and rim with a vinegar-soaked cloth. Use the toilet brush to tackle any mould stains that may remain. Remember that you put vinegar in the tank so that when you flushed, it infused the toilet with the mould-killing power of vinegar all over again. Close the toilet lid and leave it for a few hours. Flush it. The toilet will now be mould free. To prevent mould from coming back, simply add 1 cup vinegar to your toilet tank a few times a week.

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Suzanne Alicie is a professional writer and author who has been writing professionally since 2008. She has experience in gardening, communications and retail, as well as being a small-business owner. Alicie is an avid gardener and is happiest when digging in the dirt or grooming her flowerbeds.