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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.

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  • KKAbsherwrites
    KKAbsherwrites Atlanta, GA

    This method says to pour the vinegar in the tank - lots of metal, rubber and plastic parts in the tank for vinegar to erode.

    • HomeSpot HQ
      HomeSpot HQ Durham, NC

      If you remove the flapper, it is possible to pour the vinegar straight through without it touching anything in the tank.

  • 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

  • Josie
    Josie Santa Clara, CA

    When people post good info like this, be kind. Don't say what you do or what it can cause. Don't be a Debbie Downer folks.

  • Shubert907

    I understand what you are saying Josie. But people do need to know if something is harmful. I appreciate the info about vinegar harming the components inside the tank. That would be very expensive to repair. I had to have a minor replacement part