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It may sound like an urban legend, but plenty of folks swear that Coke dissolves toilet rust rings.Here's how: Poura full canaround the rim so that it fully coats the bowl, thenlet it sit for at least an hour to allow the acids in the soda to break down the stains. Scrub with a toilet brush, then flush. If this isn't effective, it may be time for Tip #2.
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According to BrightNest , apumice stone is another unexpected but effective way to getrid of that persistent ringinside the bowl.Always start by soaking the pumice in warm water the stone and the toilet surface should always be wet to avoid scratches. Gentlyscrub the stain untilit's gone, and then flush the toilet to rinse.
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Most people reach for bleach to obliterate toilet germs and stains.However, Green living expert Mark Lallanilla says that plain old white vinegar is not only an effective cleaner, butalso safer than chlorine bleach. To eliminatehard water stains, soak toilet paper in vinegar and place directly on top of the stain. Let the vinegar-soaked paper sit overnight. The next morning, flush to rinse andthestains should be gone.
Lallanilla says that full-strength vinegar also works great on grout and...MORE
caulk. Use a spray bottleto saturate the area and let it soak in for at least an hour before rinsing.
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Hydrogen peroxide is a safe and effective germ fighter. Todisinfect your toilet, pour cup of hydrogen peroxide into the bowl, letstand for 30 minutes, and then flush to rinse.
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According to BrightNest , alayer of bubble wrap can help preventa sweatingtoilet tank. First, shut off the water valve to the toiletand then remove the tank lid. Flush and wait until the water drains out of the tank. Once the water empties, line the inside of the tank with a layer of bubble wrap this added layer of insulation keeps the outside of the tank from getting too cold.
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To fix a clogged toilet without chemicals, fill a medium saucepan with water and bring it to a boil. Carefully pour the boiling water directly into the toilet bowl todissolve the clog.
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You can buy fancy fizzies or bombs that clean and deodorizeyour toilet, but it's easy and inexpensive to make your own.Candle and soap expert David Fisher has a great, all-natural fizzy toilet bomb recipe that uses common household products combined with your favorite scented oil.
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I wasamazed when I saw the shining results ofbaby oilapplied to chrome fixtures. You can polish up your toilet handle not to mention your faucets and showerhead with just a few drops on a clean, soft cloth. Then, apply a few more dropsto thetoilet tank and toilet bowl and buff until the porcelain gleams.
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If your toilet isn't a newer model with water-saving features,there's an easy way to save money and cut back on wasted water.Fill an empty 1-liter plastic bottle with an inch or two of sandand then add water to the top. Screw on the lid and place the bottle inside your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanisms. The bottle will help reduce water usage with every flush.
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