Toilet bowl rust stains can appear for several reasons. They can occur if you don’t regularly clean your bathroom appliances or if you have hard mineral deposits, perhaps due to the use of well water or water with a high iron content. The stains can also be the result of rusty water pipe leakage or other plumbing issues.
Removing the Rust
As unattractive as rust stains are, they can usually be removed if you use the correct products. These environmentally friendly methods are both inexpensive and simple. You may already have these items around your home so you can begin removing the rust right away. Start by opening all windows and turning on fans for ventilation. Proceed by concocting your own homemade rust remover.
Two Toilet Bowl Rust DIY Methods
- Lemon Juice and Borax The combination of lemon juice and Borax powder, which is made from a natural mineral, usually removes rust stains. Combine a cup of Borax with half a cup of lemon juice and stir until the solution becomes a paste. Apply the paste onto the stain using a sponge and let it absorb into the porcelain for a few hours.
- Baking soda with white distilled vinegar Pour half a cup of baking soda into the bowl and spray it with vinegar. Let it to sit for 30 minutes, then scrub the toilet bowl with a sturdy brush. If there are still stains after scrubbing, add a second half cup of baking soda with warm water and saturate the stains.
You Do the Cleaning, We Do the Fixing
If these DIY methods don’t work, contact our pros for professional help. Plumbing & Heating Specialist is your answer for all functional plumbing problems such as pipe leaks and backups. Our special offers keep plumbing repairs affordable for Shoreline residences. Feel free, though, to experiment with DIY methods for removing toilet bowl rust stains.
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