It’s quite frustrating to clean the toilet bowl and to regularly encounter stubborn stains.
No matter how hard you try to clean it, they just keep coming back.
What causes stains in the toilet bowl?
Stains in the toilet bowl can be triggered by any of these things like: hard water, high amount of iron in water, presence of bacteria and acidic water.
First step is to identify what is causing stains in your toilet bowl and then fix it.
What causes yellow stains in the toilet bowl?
Yellow stains in the toilet are the most common problems.
But why do they occur?
Yellow stains are usually caused by limescale/mineral, rust buildup present in hard water.
If you are wondering what Hard Water is, then let me briefly tell you.
Hard water is water that contains high levels of magnesium, iron and calcium in it.
If the hard water is not treated it will eventually start to clog the pipes of your house blocking them permanently.
Even brown stains are caused by Hard water only.
So, apart from yellow/ brown stains it can pose more problems in your life.
How to Fix it?
The only solution to fix hard water is to install a water softener system.
Water softener system replaces the magnesium and calcium with sodium ions and makes the water soft in nature.
This water will not cause any stains in your toilet and will also increase the life of your other water equipment like: water heater, washing machine, coffee maker, pipes.
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What Causes Red or Pink Stains in Toilet Bowl?
Pink ring-like stains in the toilet bowl are formed due to a bacteria called Serratia Marcescen.
This bacteria is found naturally in the environment and lives in damp environments.
And the toilet bowl is a perfect place for it to live.
How to Fix it?
The solution to fix these red or pink in the toilet bowl is quite simple.
First you need to remove these stains and then I will tell you a permanent solution so that it doesn’t happen again.
Steps to do that:
Sprinkle baking soda over the stained area.
With the help of scrub gently rub it.
Then add 1 cup of white vinegar in the toilet bowl.
And leave the solution for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off.
It will be whiter than ever before.
And then to permanently cure the problem.
You have to keep your toilet dry for most of the time so that these bacteria don't get the perfect environment to live in.
For this you can turn on the fan after taking a bath or using the toilet for 10-15 mins so that it stays dry.
Also regularly flush the toilet for them to not settle down easily.
Most of the time stains in the toilet are caused by hard water.
So, if you can install a water softener, 90% of your problem will be dealt with.
I hope you have now understood why your toilet has stains and how to remove them.
If you are facing any other stain related problem make sure to ask it through the comment section.
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