How to remove black stains from toilets instantly with £1 item and ‘no scrubbing’
If there are black marks on a toilet, it is likely that households are not cleaning regularly enough.
For those who take the time to clean their toilet bowl regularly, it will not have time to develop any staining, black, yellow or brown.
However, fear not as cleaning enthusiasts have taken to social media to share their best tips for getting rid of black streaks in their toilets.
Visiting the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips and Tricks Facebook page, one woman asked for advice on how to clean her toilet.
Kimmey Wiseman wrote: “Hi, I have horrible black stains on the inside of my toilet bowl that are hard to change. Any tips for anyone?”
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Black streaks in the toilet can be caused by mold, bacteria or mineral deposits.
The most likely cause of persistent black streaks is mineral deposits from hard water, which develop into limescale.
If the water in your area is hard, mineral deposits will start to form in the toilet. Over time, they will turn black but can start out white or yellow.
The mineral manganese is the most common culprit, but iron and calcium also do their bit.
The post received over 120 comments from group members suggesting the best times to use for the post.
The most commonly recommended way to remove black toilet bowl stains was to use Harpic Power Plus Toilet Cleaner.
Posting an image of the cleaning product, Lyn Ludlow said: “Use this and leave on overnight or a few hours. It works for me.”
In response to Lyn, Kelly Maddocks said: “100 per cent. I’ve used bottles and bottles of regular bleach before and it worked a bit but one big dose of this left overnight in my toilet made it completely clear in the morning.”
Lyn added: “I love this stuff, my toilet was stained and I couldn’t get them off no matter what I used and how much I scrubbed but this lifted it straight away. It’s brilliant, I love this stuff.”
Val Patmore instructed: “Harpic black and leave as long as possible.” Debs Don said: “Black Harpic is amazing. I love this stuff.”
Another fan of Mrs Hinch suggested some natural alternatives to get rid of black stains in toilet bowls.
Kelly Moore said: “Bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice or cola. No chemicals are needed to clean it. I can’t use bleach products because of an allergy, so that’s what I use.”
Janie Ward said: “Take out the water and scrub the bowl with white vinegar and baking soda. They are good cleaning products.”
Susan Pearson suggested: “A couple of bottles of cheap cola or baking soda and white vinegar, and leave overnight.”
A DIY solution, such as baking soda and vinegar or lemon juice, is a common method for getting rid of these types of stains.
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