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Learning About Upkeep Requirements For Plumbing Systems Hello, my name is Lelani O’Malley. Welcome to my website about keeping your plumbing system in great shape. When I bought my first home, I was shocked to learn that it was built in the early 1900s. Another shocking discovery awaited as I learned that the plumbing system remained from its original build. Upon learning those facts, I dedicated my time to learning how to keep that system in great condition. I developed this website to bring that knowledge to you as well. I want to help all my readers maintain their existing plumbing system for years to come. Thank you for coming by.




Understanding And Removing That Ring Around Your Toilet Bowl

Your toilet is a main fixture for removing waste out of the home, but it can also be a tool in diagnosing water problems. If your home's water supply contains high levels of calcium and magnesium, it will not be appetizing to drink. In addition, you will most likely not want to cook and clean with hard water. lastly, hard water can cause unappealing odors and stains on your sinks and fixtures. With this guide, you will understand the causes of hard water and learn how to remove unappealing hard water stains from your white toilet bowl.

Understanding Hard Water

If you have any question whether you have hard water, have it tested professionally. There are numerous kits sold in stores that allow you to send samples to facilities for testing. Or, you can contact a local water specialist for testing.

More than likely, you will need water softening treatment if you have hard water. Water softeners remove the excess minerals by exchanging them with sodium to treat hard water.

If you have hard water, consider consulting a plumber to install a water softener today.

Stain Removal

Once you have restored your hard water back to a healthier state using a water softener, you can begin cleaning the stains from your toilet and other fixtures.

Hard water leaves behind a rusty, orange-colored ring around toilet bowls, which is usually the first sign that there is a problem with your water. Using your normal toilet cleaner and a brush will not be sufficient since the hard water is capable of seeping deep into the toilet bowl's porcelain.

Thankfully, there are a few options available for ridding your bowl of this hard water ring.

To get started, consider sprinkling baking soda directly into your toilet bowl. Use your toilet brush to combine the baking soda with the water. Be sure to coat the hard water ring with the baking soda and water. Allow it to sit for a few minutes before scrubbing it and flushing the toilet to rinse.

If the baking soda is not effective, use a pumice stone. The thought of scrubbing your toilet with this stone may be frightening, but it is actually a safe and effective way for removing the stained ring of hard water.

Dip the pumice stone in water before moving it across the ring of hard water. Continue dipping the pumice stone into the toilet water to keep the stone moist. Continue rubbing the stone against the stained area using light force. Work your way around the entire ring, rinsing the stone and scrubbing until the stain is gone.

For more information, contact local plumbing services.