Tough Toilet Cleaning!

5 years ago
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Maybe it's just where I live, but it seems in our house the toilet tends to get dirty real fast. When I first moved in, if we're gone for a weekend then it would get that brown mold in it. I learned a little trick from my good friend Carley, to take care of the mold in the toilet is put 4 cups of bleach in the tank of the toilet and spray some bleach or cleaner with bleach in it around the bowl. Then let it sit for 8 hours, so I do it before I go to bed. When I wake up I scrub the toilet and it is sparkling white! I haven't had a problem since, but I still bleach the toilet every six months just to be sure, obviously with the usually cleaning as well.
Well a week ago I noticed that I was get these green hard water lines in the toilet. I tried the bleach but it didn't come out. So naturally I did a little research. I put vinegar in a squirt bottle and spray the hard spots and let it sit for about 30-60 minutes. Then put baking soda on the toilet brush and scrub the hard spots. They came right off. Something you should know and learn from my mistake is that if you have used bleach make sure you flush the toilet until it's all gone before you use the vinegar. Apparently there is a toxic chlorine gas is released and unless you want to unleash chemical warfare on yourself then it's probably not the best idea. The terrible chemical reaction will burn your nostrils, eyes, throat and may make it tough to breathe, so take it from me. Just don't mix them!
Hope this helps!

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