How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Toilet



Has the water pressure in your shower reduced? Or has a dull, white film appeared in your porcelain toilet? Do not blame the quality of the shower, sink or the toilet bowl. It is most likely that this is due to hard water deposits. Hard water is water containing high mineral content, such as calcium and magnesium, and leaves deposits called lime scales. Hard water can cause clogging in pipes, brown or white stains in your bathroom, and causes cleaning products to be less effective. To get rid of hard water stains in your toilet, you do not necessarily have to use harsh chemical agents. This article provides you with simple remedies using ingredients that are easily available in your home. Remember to always wear gloves while cleaning any type of stain.


Cleaning the Toilet Bowl (Method One)

Things that you will require:

·      Vinegar
·      Baking Soda
·      Container or Bowl
·      Toilet brush

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   Before you start cleaning the toilet bowl, you need to get rid of the water in it. To do so, shut off the supply of water from behind. This would mean turning the valve that is usually located behind the toilet. Flush the toilet. The bowl should be empty.

2.   The second step involves making the cleaning solution, i.e., a paste of vinegar and baking soda, to get rid of the hard water stains. Take a container, and pour 1 to 2 cups of baking soda in it.  Pour enough vinegar to make a paste. Mix thoroughly.

3.   Now, apply the paste on to the hard water stains with your gloved hands.

4.   Leave the paste in place for 10 to 15 minutes. This will allow it to loosen the hard water stains.

5.   Grab a toilet brush, and scrub the hard water stains till they are removed.

6.   Open the water supply from behind, and flush the toilet twice.

7.   If the stain is still visible, repeat the above steps.


Cleaning the Toilet Bowl (Method Two)

Using a pumice stone only will help you get rid of hard water stains that are not too stubborn. It, however, requires more effort, and is for porcelain toilets only.

Things that you will require:

·      Pumice Stone

Steps that you will need to take:


1.   To get rid of the excess water in your toilet bowl, shut off the water supply from behind the toilet, and flush the toilet so that the bowl is empty.

2.   Next, wet the pumice stone.

3.   Start scrubbing the hard water stains till they remove. Some might take longer than the others.

4.   Once done, open the shutoff valve from behind, and flush the toilet.

Cleaning the Sink and Shower Doors (Method One)

Things that you will require:

·      Spray bottle
·      Water
·      White vinegar
·      Soft cloths or sponge
·      Towel

Steps that you will need to take:

·      To make the cleaning solution for hard water stains on your sink and shower doors, fill a spray bottle half way with water. Fill the rest of it with pure white vinegar.

·      Shake the bottle well so that water and white vinegar mix completely.

·      Spray the solution on to the hard water stains on your sink and shower doors.

·      Grab a clean, soft cloth or sponge and scrub the sink and shower doors, moving from one patch to another.

·      If you fail to remove hard water stains with the above solution, you can also make a paste of white vinegar and baking soda, and spread it over the stains. Leave the solution on the surface for 15 minutes, and then scrub.

·      Rinse the area with plain water.

·      Dry completely with a towel.

Cleaning the Sink and Shower Doors (Method Two)

Likewise to white vinegar, the acidity in lemons can also help you get rid of hard water stains.

Things that you will require:

·      Lemons
·      Spray bottle
·      Soft, clean cloths or sponge
·      Towel

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   Grab a few lemons, and squeeze them in a container.

2.   Pour the lemon juice in a spray bottle.

3.   Spray the lemon juice on the surface where you see hard water stains.

4.   Scrub the surface using a soft, clean cloth or sponge.

5.   Now, rinse the sink and shower doors with plain water.

6.   Make sure you dry completely with a towel when done.

Cleaning the Shower Doors (Method Three)

Things that you will require:

·         Laundry stain remover
·         Soft, clean cloth or sponge
·         Fabric softener sheet
·         Water
·         Towel

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   Grab your bottle of laundry stain remover, and spray it on to the glass door.

2.   Scrub the surface with a soft, clean cloth or sponge.

3.   Dip a fabric softener sheet in plain water, and wring it.

4.   Scrub the stains using the damp fabric softener sheet.

5.   Once the stains disappear, rinse the shower doors with plain water.

6.   Dry them completely with a towel to avoid further hard water deposits.

Cleaning the Showerhead (Method One)

Things that you will require:

·      Bucket
·      Warm water
·      Denture tablets
·      Soft, bristle brush

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   Firstly, unscrew the showerhead so that it is easier to clean.

2.   Grab a bucket, and fill half of it with warm water.

3.   Now, put 2 to 4 denture tablets in the bucket of warm water. Wait a minute or two for them to get dissolved completely before proceeding.

4.   Put the showerhead in the bucket for a few hours, preferably overnight.

5.   After that using a soft, bristle brush, scrub the holes of the showerhead. Make sure you get rid of all hard water deposits.

6.   Clean the showerhead with plain water, dry it, and put it back in place.

7.   Your shower will have great water pressure now!

Cleaning the Showerhead (Method Two)

Things that you will require:

·      A bowl
·      White vinegar
·      Soft, bristle brush
·      Water

Steps that you will need to take:

1.   Remove the showerhead from its’ place.

2.   Take a bowl or any other container, and fill it with as much white vinegar as required to submerge the showerhead in it.

3.   Now, submerge the showerhead in it, and leave it in the container for a couple of hours, overnight if possible.

4.   Scrub the showerhead with a soft, bristle brush after you take it, removing all hard water deposits.

5.   Clean the showerhead with plain water, and let it dry.

6.   Lastly, put the showerhead back in place.


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Richard C. Lambert said...

We're renting, so installing a built-in filter is out of the question. Buying spring water from the shop could work, but that wastes a lot of plastic bottles. Hmmm."
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