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Do you see a dark discolored buildup in the toilet? Don’t worry. We’ll flush this problem immediately. This discoloration is a mere glitch in your once trusted toilet bowl. Hard water is to blame in this case. It contains an abundance of minerals which stick themselves to the plumbing pipes and toilet bowls.
Before beginning this step, it’s best to use the bathroom first. Ready? Okay. Turn off the water supply to the toilet. Find the valve behind the toilet in order to turn the water off. Next, go ahead and give your toilet a flush to remove water from the bowl.
Who knew borax and white vinegar could solve all your problems? No one, because it can’t. However, it can get rid of that limescale problem you have in your toilet. Once you pour equal amounts of the solution into the bowl, leave it in the toilet for two hours or overnight if possible.
You probably couldn’t sleep because you’re so excited to get up and scrub that toilet. Now is your chance! Grab a brush and remove the limescale.
Simply turn the water back on and allow the toilet tank to fill with water. Flush the toilet to rinse the limescale. Lastly, add 3 cups of white vinegar to the toilet tank so the limescale is removed from the toilet parts.
If the residue is too severe, try a commercial product such as Simple Green Limescale Remover. Another alternative is venturing to the hardware store to purchase trisodium phosphate. Combine two tablespoons of this with a gallon of water. Fill up that toilet bowl! Walk around your house for 30 minutes and think about how great your new toilet will work. Perhaps you’ll want to put it on Instagram? Perhaps not. Go back to that toilet, flush and rinse.
Although the appearance of the limescale buildup can cause you to worry, this is a quick and easy fix. Relying on a professional plumber is probably not necessary if the solutions above have worked. However, if there is still a murky, distilled color then you should call Ariel Services, Inc. Our professional staff will come to your home quickly and assess the situation. We have an answer to every plumbing issue, including how to remove mineral deposits on other plumbing fixtures.
We were established in 1999 by one man with over 40 years of experience.
Our plumbers are uniformed professionals who leave no mess.
The founder of our company is a licensed master plumber.
We complete each project thoroughly and efficiently.