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How to Remove Urine Stains Out of Toilet Bowls

Updated February 21, 2017

It's no wonder that cleaning the toilet isn't a favourite household task. Toilet bowls are notorious for being difficult to clean. They can be stained by iron, calcium and other hard water deposits. They can also be stained by faeces and urine. You can remove urine stains out of toilet bowls; it just takes time and effort. If the stains are stubborn, you can always resort to using a special commercial cleaner.

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  1. Protect your hands from harsh chemicals, as well as germs, by wearing rubber gloves when you remove the urine stains. Wear safety goggles to protect your eyes as well.

  2. Fill a 5-gallon bucket with water. Pour the water from the bucket into the toilet bowl as quickly as you can. This will lower the water level so you can clean the toilet easier.

  3. Clean the toilet bowl with borax and acidic lemon juice. Mix together two parts borax with one part lemon juice, according to www.your-lifestyleonline.com. Use a toilet brush to apply the mixture directly onto the urine stains. Allow the mixture to sit undisturbed for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, scrub the toilet bowl clean with the brush

  4. Use full-strength vinegar to remove urine stains. Pour a cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl right on the stains. Wait for 20 to 30 minutes. Then pour a handful of baking soda on a toilet brush, according to http://factoidz.com. Scrub the toilet bowl clean; repeat if necessary.

  5. Use EnzymALL™ to clean your toilet bowl and remove stains. (See resources below.) This non-toxic cleaner is formulated to clean organic stains such as urine. To remove stains and severe odours, use it full-strength. Apply EnzymALL™ directly onto the stains. Let it set for 15 to 45 minutes. Then, scrub the toilet bowl with a soft brush.

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Things You'll Need

  • Rubber gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • 5-gallon bucket
  • Borax
  • Lemon juice
  • Toilet brush
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • EnzymALL™


About the Author

Kayar Sprang

Kayar Sprang has been a professional freelance writer and researcher since 1999. She has had articles published by clients like Kraft Foods, "Woman's Day" magazine and Mom Junction. Sprang specializes in subjects she has expertise in, including gardening and home improvement. She lives on and maintains a multi-acre farm.

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