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Keep a Toilet Clean (much longer)

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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/

  • Dee W
    Dee W Senecaville, OH
    on Jan 11, 2013

    Great idea and I never thought of it, but you are assuming I have more than one toilet. I'll see how it works with a short time (4 hour) and let you know

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 11, 2013

    Very interesting @Tyler. With well water we do get a bit of an orangish color now and then. I'll have to remember to try this. I think we have white vinegar, but does this call for cleaning vinegar? I think it's a bit stronger if I remember correctly.

  • Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin
    Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin Bellevue, MI
    on Jan 11, 2013

    Will have to give it a try, for some reason the boys toilet always look dirty no matter how much scrubbing is done. We have several bathrooms so I can let it set all night long.

  • HomeSpot HQ
    HomeSpot HQ Durham, NC
    on Jan 11, 2013

    @Dee W, I can certainly see your point on the multiple toilets thing. The best solution there is to setup the tape and vinegar right before going to before and remove it in the morning. That should be enough time. Let me know how it works out for you.

  • Z
    Z
    on Jan 12, 2013

    What if someone has to go potty in the middle of the night @Tyler? I'm thinking it might be better if you only have one toilet like @Dee, then do this just before you leave for work in the morning. Just make sure you go potty before you leave work so you're not running into the bathroom and then realize you have to finish cleaning it. LOL

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