The best way to remove limescale from a toilet. Descaling a toilet involves removing mineral deposits and hard water stains that can accumulate in the bowl and under the rim. Here are steps to clean a toilet that needs descaling:
Materials You’ll Need:
- Toilet bowl cleaner: Look for one that is specifically designed to remove mineral deposits and scale, we recommend our Evans Toilet Cleaner and Descaler. You can also use a DIY solution of equal parts white vinegar and water if the stains are not too severe.
- Toilet brush: A toilet brush with sturdy bristles will help scrub away the deposits.
- Rubber gloves: To protect your hands from chemicals.
- Pumice stone (optional): For stubborn stains, a pumice stone can be used, but be careful not to scratch the porcelain.
- Put on rubber gloves: Always protect your hands before handling cleaning products.
- Flush the toilet: Before you start, flush the toilet to wet the bowl’s surface. This will make it easier for the cleaner to adhere to the stains.
- Apply the descaling cleaner: Squirt the toilet bowl cleaner or your DIY solution around the inside of the toilet bowl. Make sure to coat the areas with mineral deposits and hard water stains thoroughly.
- Let it sit: Allow the cleaner to sit for the recommended time indicated on the product’s label (usually 10-15 minutes). If you’re using a DIY vinegar and water solution, you can leave it for about 30 minutes.
- Scrub with a toilet brush: Use a toilet brush with sturdy bristles to scrub the stains. Start from the top and work your way down. Pay close attention to areas with heavy deposits and under the rim. Be sure to scrub all sides of the bowl.
- Repeat if necessary: For stubborn stains, you may need to repeat the process. You can also let the cleaner sit for a longer period before scrubbing.
- Use a pumice stone (if necessary): For really tough mineral deposits, you can carefully use a pumice stone. Wet the stone and gently scrub the stain, being cautious not to scratch the porcelain. Rinse the toilet and the pumice stone regularly to prevent any scratching.
- Flush the toilet: After you’ve scrubbed and the stains are gone, flush the toilet to rinse away any remaining cleaner.
- Inspect and repeat if needed: Inspect the toilet bowl to ensure all stains and deposits are gone. If needed, repeat the process until the toilet is clean.
- Dispose of gloves and clean up: Remove your gloves and properly dispose of them. Alternatively, you can use Disposable Gloves so you can reuse Rubber options? Clean any spills or splashes and wash your hands thoroughly.
Regular maintenance, such as using a water softener or cleaning the toilet regularly with a descaling cleaner, can help prevent severe mineral deposits and stains from forming in the first place.
So how would you best remove limescale from a toilet?
Feel free to comment below and offer our buyers ideas and suggestions. You can see instructions on how to use our Evans Toilet Cleaner & Descaler here, if this product doesnt do the trick, you can try our Hi-Phos 1ltr which contains Phosphoric Acid.