No matter how often you flush your toilet: over time, the limescale in the water always ends up staining the interior surfaces orange. Not to mention the dirt, which settles on the limescale and generates very annoying dark stains that are difficult to remove except with very powerful chemicals. Being in constant contact with water, it is difficult to solve the problem of limescale and dirt accumulation in the toilet permanently. When limescale absorbs dirt, it takes on an annoying dark color. For this reason, it is essential to apply the following tips both to prevent the appearance of limescale and to eliminate existing limescale. The latter is composed of calcium carbonate, an alkaline compound, so an acid is needed to dissolve and eliminate it. Vinegar, for example, is a very useful product in this regard.

Vinegar and lemon

The acids in both ingredients dissolve stains and scale deposits from the toilet, while also eliminating odor-causing microorganisms. Mix ½ cup of vinegar with the juice of one lemon and spray on the surface of the toilet. Wait 30 minutes, then flush and use a damp cloth to wipe the outside surfaces of the toilet.

Baking soda and hydrogen peroxide

The combination of these two ingredients has the special feature of whitening surfaces, so it is perfect for darker limestone. In addition, it has a disinfectant effect. Mix 3 ounces of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, and use a sponge to rub the solution onto surfaces. After 30 minutes, rinse with plenty of water, and that’s it, very clean and fragrant bathroom.