If you have ever had rings appear around the water line of your toilet bowl, you probably know firsthand just how impossible it can feel to try and clean them off. Over time, standing water in your toilet can cause mineral deposits to develop on the inside of your bowl and create an unsightly ring that no amount of scrubbing or abrasive chemicals can remove. What many people do not know, however, is that these rings can be easily removed with the use of an often overlooked solution: pumice.
How Does Pumice Work?
While pumice is primarily used to soften calluses on heels and feet, this natural volcanic rock can provide the right level of abrasive power to get rid of toilet bowl stains without scratching or damaging its surface. With that being said, not just any pumice stone can be used to clean your toilet. Pumice products like “the Pumie” are specifically manufactured for cleaning purposes and even come with a handy handle to save you from the hassle and mess of having to stick your hand in the toilet. Likewise, for obvious hygienic reasons, it is recommended you do not attempt to clean your toilet with any pumice stone you also use for your feet.
To remove stubborn toilet rings, just follow these easy steps:
- Clean your toilet as usual: Your first step is to clean your toilet using traditional methods, such as a brush and cleaning products. Any stains that remain after this initial cleaning will be attacked with the pumice stone.
- Pour a bucket of water into the toilet: Fill up a bucket of water and pour it into your toilet bowl until it manually flushes, creating a gurgling sound. This will keep the water level low so you can get properly scrub the rings.
- Wet the stone and scrub: Get your pumice stone wet and begin lightly rubbing it against any stained areas, including rings and marks.
- Flush: You’re done! With a quick flush and a rinse, your toilet should look just like new!
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