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 for this limescale buildup. It contains an abundance of minerals which stick themselves to the plumbing pipes and toilet bowls.
How To Remove Limescale From Toilet Bowl
- Turn off the water supply to the toilet.
- Flush to remove water from the bowl.
- Pour equal amounts Borax & White Vinegar into bowl.
- Leave the solution for 2 hours or overnight
- Scrub toilet to remove limescale
- Turn the water back on and let the tank refill
- Flush toilet to rinse limescale
- Add 3 cups white vinegar to the tank to remove limescale from the toilet parts
How To Remove Stubborn Stains From Toilet Bowl
If the limescale 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 trisodium phosphate with a gallon of water.
- Fill up the toilet bowl
- Leave the solution in the toilet for 30 minutes
- Go back to the toilet, flush and rinse.
When To Call A Professional Plumber
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.