When the tank water is full of hard water, limescale might build up in the toilet. But I’m mostly talking about that limescale that gets deposited on your toilet every day. This makes your toilet look dirty all the time, regardless of how often you clean it. Especially when using harsh chemicals such as bleach. Additionally, any scrubbing can make things worse. Thus, it’s time to take action and remove limescale with a completely natural DIY solution.
Let’s start by understanding limescale better. What exactly is it?
As a matter of fact, limescale is nothing more than a hard mineral deposit that builds up on the bottom of your toilet bowl over time. The more it accumulates, the more difficult it will be to remove. In this case, only an acid-based cleaner will effectively remove limescale.
Here are the steps you need to follow:
🚽 1. Taking out the water from the bowl would be the first step.
Therefore, make sure your toilet suite’s tap is turned off. Using a ladle and a small bucket, scoop the water out of the toilet. Next, use some old rags or paper towels to dry out the toilet bowl as much as possible.
However, if you feel that your eyes are too sensitive, wear gloves and goggles to protect yourself.
🧴 2. Make a homemade natural acid cleaner.
In the next step, we will use a homemade acid cleaner to clean the toilet bowl. To get rid of limescale buildup, follow this DIY solution.
In a spray bottle, combine the following ingredients:
▪ 1/4 cup vinegar
▪ 1 T borax
▪ 1 squirt dish soap
Once all these ingredients are in the bottle, fill it with water. Simply spray the toilet bowl with this homemade mixture until the bottle is empty.
The bottom of the toilet bowl is the dirtiest area, so spray more consistently there. To get the most out of your solution, let it sit overnight. A toilet brush can also be used to dissolve limescale in the bowl. This will make the acid from the solution seep deeper into the hard scale.
🌊 3. Do not flush your toilet yet.
Before flushing, scrub the toilet with a pumice stone if there is any leftover limescale. Put on gloves again and scrub the remaining limescale off with a pumice stone. The porcelain surface won’t be scratched, don’t worry.
Remove the homemade acid cleaner by flushing the toilet several times.
✅ 4. For future prevention.
Clean your toilet bowl with white vinegar to keep it looking brand new. A white vinegar cleaning can be performed once a week by adding four cups of white vinegar to the toilet bowl. Let it act overnight. As a result, you’ll be able to deal with any minor limescale issues that may arise.
Additionally, this technique will help eliminate any urine odors.