April 12,2018

How to Prevent Rust Stains in Your Toilet

Nobody likes cleaning the bathroom frequently and what makes it even more frustrating is that it doesn't look clean enough even after the scrubbing. The rusty stains on toilets are perhaps unsightly, and they make the toilet look so gross despite the hours you spend cleaning it. Fortunately, there are some ways you can remove dirt and rust from the surface of your bath, and there are ways you can also prevent rust stains from recurring. If you find it difficult to remove rust stains and other types of stains from your toilet, do not hesitate to call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown to schedule local plumbers.

Remove the rust stains

Do not use bleach solutions to clean rusty stains, because they can worsen rust chemically. Similarly, you must be careful with the use of cleaning methods, and products such as cleansers because they can scratch or cause bigger damage to your toilet bowl, thus making toilet cleaning even more difficult.

Wear your hand gloves and then try one of the following methods for rust stain cleaning

Make sure your windows are opened for adequate ventilation, and then turn off the valve in the toilet and then flush, to remove water from the toilet bowl. You can apply one of the following mixtures to clean or prevent rust stains in your toilet;

#1: Mix a part of vinegar with an equal part of water and then scrub the solution with a brittle or hard brush on the stain.

#2: create a paste with 3 parts of baking soda with 1 part of vinegar then scrub the mix into your toilet bowl and leave for several minutes.

#3: Apply a quarter of a cup of borax to the surface of your bathroom, and then scrub the solution down with a hard brush in order to remove the stain, bacteria, and odor.

#4: Get a pumice stick from the retail store and wet it with water before rubbing it gently on the stains in your toilet and bathroom.

#5: Get Shaw's pads from a retail store and use them to wipe the surfaces of rust and stains regularly.

Preventing rust stains from your sink, tubs, and Toilet

Now that you know how to remove stains from your toilet, it is important that you know ways through which you can prevent them from recurring.

#1: Clean the toilet components regularly. Cleaning at least once a week will keep surfaces smooth and prevent iron buildup.

#2: Make sure you keep the components dry. Make sure you wipe down the surfaces of the bathroom especially those exposed to water. This will reduce exposure to Iron.


#3: Control the use of metal stuff bottom of shaving cream cans, and other metal containers that can trigger rust in bathrooms and toilets. You need to store these metals in the cabinet and not on sinks.

#4: Make use of water softener and Iron filter- Iron filters and water softeners can help prevent rust directly from the water source. They also help remove mineral salts from water.

#5: Make sure you contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Youngstown to upgrade your plumbing systems. This can prevent the breakdown of pipes and faucets thus helping you to prevent rust stains.

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