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Keep a Toilet Clean (much longer)

Have a toilet that seems to get dirty very fast despite thorough cleaning? Try cleaning the siphon jets.
1.) Clean the underside of the rim with a nylon brush and homemade cleaning solution of vinegar, baking soda, and water.
2.) Shut off the water supply and flush the toilet to empty the tank.
3.) Block off the siphon jets with duct tape.
4.) Pour 1 gallon of vinegar in the tank and flush the toilet. Let it sit over night.
5.) In the morning remove the tape and open the water supply. Flush water through once to clear out any remaining vinegar.

To see more: http://blog.homespothq.com/2012/11/toilet-maintenance-and-inspection/

Have Questions About This Post?

  • Dee
    Dee Tomball, TX

    Do not pour vinegar into tank will corrode any metal or plastic, plus void your warranty if you bought a newer toilet. Use a spray bottle with vinegar, dawn and water and spray the toilets a few times a week, keeps them sparkling clean.

    • Dee
      Dee Tomball, TX

      If you have a new bowl with a warranty , vinegar voids the warranty.

  • Drmoody
    Drmoody Warner Robins, GA

    I use the top from a hand held sprayer and hose from a un used weed killer bottle screwed directly into a 1 gallon jug of white vinegar to spray under the rim of all my toilets once a week just in the toilet. I don't have the baking soda but it does

  • Diana Richards

    Your cleaning method is very good, cost effective and works as well as the commercial cleaners if used regularly, however as others have mentioned the acid will corrode some of the toilet parts.
    What you are referring to as a siphon jets are simple

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth Toledo, OH

    The post I read said to leave the vinegar for only 15 minutes to avoid any corrosion or rust. I wouldn't leave it all night.

  • KatWrangler
    KatWrangler Brooklyn, NY

    I have long-style rubber gloves, and a knarly sponge. Those, along with scouring powder, gets my bowls sparkling, inside. Outside I use rubbing alcohol is a spray bottle.