Before we learn how to remove limescale from toilet below waterline, firstly, have a look on the properties of limescale. It is a hard chalky deposit that settles down in the toilet bowl below waterline. Not only in toilet seat, is it also found in bathroom, kitchen, and laundry area. Limescale is chemically composed of insoluble calcium carbonate that was soluble calcium carbonate at first. It is like a dark spot on a clean white toilet and it also settles in pipes and around tiles.
Hard water is the depositor of limescale because when hard water volatilizes, it leaves behind calcium and magnesium that combine to form limescale. The UK land is massively covered with hard water including all its big cities such as London, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Southampton, and Norwich. In these areas, limescale deposit is a major problem and especially in beach areas, limescale marks are stubborn and hard to remove. But Fullyhome has a experimented formula that will remove limescale away.
White vinegar is highly effective in cleaning the limescale from the toilet below waterline. There are two methods of using it. First method is useful if you have a small area in the toilet bowl contaminated with limescale. Mix vinegar with water with the 1:1 ratio or sprinkle vinegar directly into the toilet. Second method is to pour out the complete bottle of vinegar into the toilet bowl if there is a huge limescale deposit. Scrub the toilet, rinse it with water, and repeat the process. White vinegar is way better than local detergents because detergents erode the marble and fades the color of the toilet.
Sandpaper is another experimentally proven technique to remove limescale stains from the toilet. Sometimes, the limescale deposits are hard to remove because they stick in place. Take medium-grain sandpaper and gently rub it on the surface of toilet where limescale is present. This method is effective but not suitable for new toilet seats. After you scrub the toilet with sandpaper, use the toilet detergent, and rinse the toilet. Press the sandpaper gently on the surface of the toilet; otherwise, it may remove the marble or paint.
Vinegar And Baking Soda
Vinegar and baking soda together becomes an effective and strong cleaner. Both of these products are easily available at home. The process begins with pouring 1 cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl which proceeds with the addition of baking soda. Use scrubbing brush, hardly scrub the toilet. Both vinegar and baking soda are a mixture of strong acid and base and they weakens the grip of limescale with the toilet surface. After you finish scrubbing, wash the toilet with water and you will observe a clear difference after cleaning. This combo not only removes limescale but also kills germs and cleans the surface. The toilet surface becomes neat and sparkling. This method is suitable for all types of toilets.
All the above described methods are effective in cleaning the limescale from the toilet. These cleaning methods are simply performed by using household items.