How to clean a toilet bowl that is extremely dirty?


Daughter moved in house that has stained nasty bowl stuff.

  7 answers
  • Taylor Taylor on Nov 01, 2018

    Has she tried white vinegar? Turn the water to the toilet off. Flush all of the water out. Pour the white vinegar in the bowl so that it covers the stains. Some people say to leave it over night, but a few hours should work (we have also used this technique to get rid of cigarette smell out of fabrics). Then turn the water to the toilet back on, let it fill back up then flush it. Hope it helps!

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Nov 01, 2018

    A Pumice stone if bleach and scrubbing doesn't work.

  • Chas' Crazy Creations Chas' Crazy Creations on Nov 01, 2018

    I wrote a tutorial on cleaning your toilet, maybe this will help you -

  • Toolaholic Toolaholic on Nov 01, 2018

    It depends on what the staining is suspected to be. If do to iron in the water you would need a product called iron-out. If it is mineral build-up from hard water then CLR or Limeaway could help, otherwise try products made to clean toilets. Please do not mix products together. Try one and if no effect, flush well and try the next. Many products create dangerous gasses if mixed. Good luck.

    • June June on Nov 01, 2018

      Where do I get this product? Home Depot or some place like it? Thank you.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Nov 01, 2018

    Boil water and pour in the bowl to help loosen the dirt and stains. Choose your cleaner based on your best guess of what caused the stain. Magic eraser before pumice (it could scratch).

  • Toolaholic Toolaholic on Nov 02, 2018

    June, A google search showed that Home Depot, Lowe's and Walmart all carry the iron-out product. They all should have the CLR or Lime-away also. You may have to ask someone at the store if they have the products. Generally they should be with the cleaning products.