Best way to clean a toilet tank?

Need ideas for the best way to clean rust stains from a toilet tank interior without harming the inside mechinisms

  7 answers
  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 10, 2017
    Hi Mary, You could throw a couple denture cleaning tablets in to your toilet tank to help remove stains. Try to let them sit overnight and fizz away. You may need to repeat if the stains are bad.

  • Kim Kim on Dec 10, 2017
    Turn the water off to your toilet, flush it holding the handle down until tank empties out. Use CLR to remove rust stains following manufacturers directions.

  • Rebecca Miller-Cameron Rebecca Miller-Cameron on Dec 11, 2017
    Pour a can of coke in it.

  • Peter Peter on Dec 11, 2017
    Usually such stains are not significant... does it appear in the Bowl, too?
    Rust stains can usually be removed from cloth by 'bleaching' with an Acid.. most commonly something like citric acid. Plumbing products (Draino, etc) are in this class, too. I'd use CLR if it's truly offensive (in the Bowl), but inside the tank, it's Your secret!
    Also note... Acids should be used in such tanks Strictly According to instructions! Excessive chemical reactions can result if you don't!

  • Kat Kat on Dec 11, 2017
    have always kept copper pennies in mine.....

  • Monica Monica on Dec 20, 2017
    Pour vinegar in the top tank once a week