Limescale build up in toilets can look unsightly, especially if left to fester. Over time, toilet limescale can turn dark brown and can even have an impact on the material of the toilet bowl. Fortunately, fans of cleaning influencer Mrs Hinch have taken to dedicated cleaning pages to share their top tips on how to “effectively” get rid of toilet limescale using cheap and natural methods that most will find in their kitchens.
Posing on Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips Facebook page, one woman asked how she could get rid of ,what appeared to be brown limescale build up, from her toilet after numerous failed attempts.
Catia Lagoa wrote: “I bet someone already asked this question a few times… But how can I get rid of this in the bottom of my toilet?
“I already used bleach overnight and coke, didn’t work, always looked dirty. I don’t know if it’s limescale or something?”
Limescale is often thought of as white chalky stains around taps and showers, but it can look brown and dirty when found in the bowl of a toilet.
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According to cleaning enthusiasts, all that’s needed for the “very effective” trick is a lemon.
Maura Cooper said: “These no need to use chemicals as lemons are very effective when it comes to cleaning the toilet.
“Start by emptying the water then cut a lemon in half and squeeze it over the entire bowl.
“Leave to sit overnight to let the acid do it’s work and the limescale will be gone by morning.
Kirsty Cole agreed: “Yes I do this too, it’s amazing and costs next to nothing.”
Charlotte Lyon wrote: “Take water out then put lemon juice in, it’s brilliant. It reaches the places your toilet brush can’t.”
A pack of lemons can be picked up from Asda for 50p. This works out as less than 13p per lemon.
As well as removing nasty toilet stains, the citric acid in lemons help to whiten up the bowl.
It can also be used to remove limescale anywhere else in the home such as on taps, shower heads and in kettles.