Step 1: Identify Your Stains
Do you know what sorts of stains you’re dealing with in your toilet? It’s not very nice to think about, but there are two types of common stain – waste stains, and limescale -– and both need to be treated slightly differently. You may not have a limescale build up in your toilet, but you’re more likely to see these types of stains if you’re in a rural area of India with a deep well water source. What you’re seeing is a build up of minerals from the toilet water.
Step 2: Tackle Toilet Stains with Bleach
Wondering what the best toilet bowl stain remover to use is? There’s nothing quite like bleach to tackle those horrible waste stains in your toilet bowl. Bleach cleaners like Domex are very effective at lifting off stubborn stains – simply apply the bleach to the stained areas, leave for 30 minutes, then flush the toilet to rinse. Don’t forget that bleach is very powerful – and very smelly – so always wear gloves to protect your hands, follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and keep your bathroom well ventilated.
Step 3: Give a Natural Boost
Bleach cleaners can work well on troublesome stains, but limescale stains respond very well to acid-based cleaners. One of the best acids to use to clean a stained toilet is vinegar. Why? Because you’ve probably already got it in your kitchen cupboards. There’s no need to dilute the vinegar – just pour it onto the stain, leave to soak, and then flush to rinse. For very stubborn limescale marks, use the toilet brush to scour and scrub the inside of the bowl. Remember, never mix bleach with other cleaning products.
Understanding how to clean a stained toilet bowl is easy, but remember – there’s no point in making cleaning any more difficult than it needs to be. If you’re using a bleach product without a spout, for example, consider changing to a spouted bottle that can easily reach underneath the toilet rim and get into all those hard-to-reach places. Why do more work than you really need to? Surely it’s better to spend less time cleaning, and more time relaxing.