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  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 13 May 2022, 13:57 IST

Clean Different Stains On Toilet Bowl

Does your toilet bowl have brown, yellow and hard water stains? Take a look!  
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial, 13 May 2022, 13:57 IST
toilet cleaning bowl hacks

The washroom is one of the most important rooms in the house. Though it remains in one corner of the room or home, it is imperative to keep it clean. When the toilet bowl is dirty, it can lead to germs breeding around the edges and fills the entire space with a foul smell.

Also, when your toilet bowl is unclean, it does not deliver a good impression on the guests. However, no matter how hard you try, the surface gets stained. You must have observed yellow, brown, hard water and other kinds of stains on the bowl. Let’s see a few tips and tricks to clean the toilet.

Clean The Toilet Base

The part of the toilet bowl attached to the surface of the bathroom is a crucial place where you must scrub with the brush. It needs to be cleaned regularly to ensure hygiene. It could be a breeding ground for germs and bacteria.

Vinegar is one of the top-most solutions to clean the base of the toilet. In a ratio of 2:1, mix vinegar with water. If you want to add fresh fragrance, mix 1.5-2 tablespoons of dishwashing gel.

Pour the mixture on the edges, and let it rest there for a few minutes. Take a sponge or brush to scrub the surface. Once you are happy with the outcome, rinse the mixture with tap water.

Remove Brown Spots From Your Toilet Bowl (Bathroom Cleaning)

clean toilet with vinegar

It is almost inevitable to not get the brown spots on the toilet bowl. Rustic deposits due to iron oxide. You would need at least a litre or two of vinegar to get the bowl sparkling like a new one. You must pour the vinegar on the spots and leave it overnight.

Clean The Yellow Stain On The Toilet Bowl (Cleaning Hacks For Home)

The next morning, take a brush and scrub off the brown spots. If you want to clean the brown spots from inside the edges, make a paste of salt and vinegar (use of vinegar outside kitchen) and apply it to the spots. After leaving overnight, scrub off the paste and spots and flush it. 

After repetitive use, the toilet bowl develops yellow stains, which make it look shabby. The simple trick to cleaning it using a mixture of baking soda and vinegar. Sprinkle baking soda on the spots, and spray some vinegar over it.

Leave the mixture to work for a few minutes or an hour. Take a brush and scrub the surface of the bowl. Once you see the bowl turning white, switch on the flush. Your toilet will be good to use.

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Get Rid Of Hard Water Stains (Hacks For Bathroom)

clean toilet with baking soda

In a cup, mix baking soda and vinegar in equal amounts. Pour the mixture on the stains and allow it to sit there for about 15 minutes. Take out the toilet brush and clean the surface. Once you are done, you can rinse the bowl with clean tap water.

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Do’s & Don’ts Of Toilet Cleaning

  • Use toilet cleaning products in moderation and at least once a week to keep the toilet spotless.
  • Test the cleaner on a spot to ensure that it is not reacting with the surface of the toilet bowl in a hazardous manner.
  • After you have added the disinfectant in the bowl, cover the lid to ensure the fumes do not fill the entire space.
  • Never mix any acid with bleach. It could damage the toilet.
  • Always rinse the toilet brush with hot water after scrubbing the surface. 
  • Keep the toilet brush under sunlight to dry after every use. It will kill any remaining bacteria and germs.


Stay tuned with HerZindagi for more cleaning tips and hacks.


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