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How Do You Remove Calcium Stains?

August 31, 2021

The least expensive approach is, of course, to maintain a cleaning schedule so that the calcium deposits don’t have the opportunity to create a stain. A weekly scrubbing of your toilet should do the trick. The sooner you can tackle the problem, the easier it will be to clean. Think of the stain like tartar on your teeth. The longer you go without brushing, the more tartar will build up. And hence, the harder and longer your dental hygienist will have to work on getting rid of it.

There are many over the counter products that you can use for this weekly cleanup. You can also go more “natural” and create a paste using baking soda and vinegar. Apply the paste to the stain – let it sit for at least 15 minutes and then rinse.

But for more difficult stains we recommend the following steps:

  1. You want to make sure that all the calcium stains are not under water. So, turn of the water supply to the toilet and then flush it so that the water level goes as low as possible. If need be, use a plunger to bring the water level even lower. Keep this up until all the calcium stains are above water.
  2. Spray the calcium stains liberally with Distilled Vinegar. Let that sit for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Pour baking soda onto a stiff brush and scrub away the stains.
  4. Turn your water supply back on and you’re done.