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Breaking Up Those Toilet Stains Without Chemicals

Finding the right products to clean your toilet can be difficult if you're hoping to stay away from chemicals, especially if your toilet has mineral stains or hard-water rings. While you can find many products at the supermarket that promise to rid your toilet of these stains, they can be quite pricey depending on what you buy and where you shop. The good news is that you can use items that you may already purchase on a regular basis to take care of these unsightly stains for you.

Orange Sport Drinks

Pour 2 cups of orange sport drink into the water of the toilet bowl and let it sit for an hour. Depending on the severity of the stain, you may need to allow it to sit a little longer, or up to two hours. Scrub the toilet with your regular cleaning brush and flush. The citric acid in the drink breaks down hard water stains, leaving your toilet bowl ring-free.

Dark Colas

Pour one whole can of regular cola into the water of the toilet bowl. Leave the soda to sit for about an hour then use your scrubbing brush to scrub any debris the cola lifted before flushing. Like the orange sport drink, the acid in the soda lifts stains so your bowl will be left smooth and clean.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol is a natural antibacterial agent so it is an excellent choice for a pristine porcelain pot. A little goes a long way, so pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol into a clean spray bottle and spray the inside bowl of the toilet. After 15 minutes have passed, scrub clean with your brush and flush.

Denture Cleaner Tablets

Drop one tablet of denture cleaner into the bowl of the toilet if mineral deposits are troubling your throne. Leave it in the bowl until the tablet no longer fizzes. The ingredients of the cleaner lift mineral deposits off the toilet bowl, which allows you to easily scrub and flush. If your mineral deposits are higher in the bowl, add a small amount of water before dropping the tablet in.

Now that you know about items that might be hanging out around your home, more of your hard-earned money can stay in your wallet, and you don't need strong-smelling chemicals or expensive natural cleaning products to eliminate toilet stains. Ask your cleaning professional for more ideas on natural household cleaning with items that you probably already have.

For more information, contact NorthStar Cleaning & Property Services or a similar company.