How to Remove Hard Water Toilet Stains?

Hard water contains more calcium and magnesium ions compared to Soft Water.  When this mineral-rich water evaporates and leaves a surface, residue stains are formed. In your kitchen and bathroom, this is most frequently observed on metal, glass, porcelain, or glass surfaces.

Good news is that you can prevent hard water development from harming your property or your family. This entails using anti-rust spray cleaners on shower doors and mirrors as well as keeping surfaces near water dry and clean.  But that is quite time consuming. The most practical and time-saving choice for you is to get a water softener solution like Pulitamin Magic Eco Balls. This environmentally and family safe water softener for the toilet helps you keep your entire toilet including in-wall toilet tanks and flushing system cleaner longer.

In the meanwhile, if you are looking for temporary options, these home cures might be helpful. Most involve the household cleaning trifecta of baking soda, vinegar, and/or lemon juice.

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  • How to Naturally Remove Hard Water Stains from the Faucets of the Bathroom and Shower Head
  • Grab a cloth from an old shirt and soak it fully in white vinegar before using it. For an hour, place this cloth around the faucet's base. Remove the accumulation and clean it off with an old sponge.
    Is your flow being hampered by buildup on the shower head? the same. Shower heads should be taken apart and placed in vinegar-filled bags for 12 hours. Need improved outcomes? Scrub with anything gritty, like an old toothbrush.

  • How to Naturally Remove Hard Water Stains from Tub or Toilet
  • Use your toilet brush to scrub the mixture with 1 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup of baking soda. There will be a little chemical reaction and fizzing as a result. Give it ten minutes to complete its task. Don’t use the toilet flush. Borax can also be used in place of baking soda. Pulitamin Magic Eco Balls is a wonderful place to start if you're searching for an eco-friendly store-bought remedy for preventing hard water stains.

  • Remove the Stains of Hard Water from Shower Doors
  • Hard water stains on shower doors are among the most prevalent. If you're a new homeowner and your shower door hard water stains weren't properly cared for by their predecessor, it may be difficult to remove the buildup that has collected over the years, especially around the edges. Give the liquid some time to penetrate and displace the stains. With time, it really overcomes the stains.

    You may also combine vinegar and baking soda to create a paste to treat stubborn hard water stains along the margins. Baking soda is a multipurpose substance, and it works well to remove stubborn stains. Additionally, the solution it creates using the acidic vinegar solution serves as a small-scale scientific experiment. Use an old toothbrush or another type of abrasive that won't scratch the glass. Spray and rinse with water and vinegar. 

  • How to Get Brown Stains Out from a Toilet?
  • We'll begin by cleaning the bowl of those unattractive brown toilet bowl stains. As you may be aware, there are several techniques for cleaning a soiled toilet that is available online. And attempting to filter through all of those approaches is enough to make anyone ill!

    Due to this, we've attempted to streamline the procedure for you by dividing it into five best practices:

    • Prep the toilet
    • Use an acidic solution
    • Give it time
    • Scrub carefully
    • Be persistent

    We advise using any of the following household-safe acidic solutions to remove brown toilet bowl stains:  

    • Citric acid
    • White vinegar
    • Equal parts baking soda and vinegar
    • A combination of vinegar, borax and salt
    • Coca Cola
    • Household cleaners containing diluted muriatic acid
    • Acidic cleaners like Lime-A-Way and CLR

    • Scrub Carefully

    Once you’ve let the acidic cleaner sit for as long as you can, the next step is to scrub away at those brown stains. But don’t just grab any scrub brush and start scrubbing hard to vent your frustration. Scrubbing too hard can damage your toilet and make it so those stains are even harder to remove!

    Instead, here are some pointers to follow for gentle scrubbing that should effectively remove the stains:

    • Wire-bristled toilet brushes should not be used. Bristles made of plastic or rubber will be softer and more efficient.
    • A pumice stone might also be used. Just be careful to soak it in water to make it softer before you begin cleaning.

    How to Get Rid of Brown Toilet Stains Using a Water Softener?

    A water softener can be the answer you're looking for if you dislike the tedious method we just detailed. We'll discover that a lot of softeners may take iron and manganese out of the water. Finding the ideal water softener for your home's requirements and maintaining it are the keys.

    How do the traditional Water Softeners work?

    Ion exchange is a technique used by salt-based water softener systems to remove calcium and magnesium from water. This method may also be used to eliminate iron and manganese from many systems.

    Here’s how the process works:

    • The water softener tank, which contains several microscopic resin beads, receives water that includes iron and manganese.
    • The sodium ions replace the iron and manganese ions that were previously present in the water as it passes through the beads.
    • Your house then receives freshly softened water.
    • Until the softener uses a salt solution to wash them clean during a procedure known as regeneration, the beads are still in the system and are coated in iron and manganese.

    How does Pulitamin Magic Eco Balls Water Softener work?

    When in contact with the water, Pulitamin Magic Eco Balls patented biotechnology activates the balls and they work to soften the water in the tank and resolve hard water residue without releasing any chemicals or odours. This makes Magic Eco balls more environmentally friendly compared to the traditional water softener solutions in the market.  It also doesn’t affect water hardness of your drinking water that some households prefer to keep intact due to the health benefits of drinking hard water.  

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    Bottom Line

    Iron and manganese concentrations of up to 5 mg/L combined are manageable by Pulitamin Magic Eco Balls water softeners for up to 6 months. If you live in an area with a higher concentration of Hard Water, the life span of the Pulitamin Water Softener Sachet may be reduced  to 4 months.  

    While there are natural solutions for cleaning and removing hard water stains, as long as you live in an area with hard water, these stains keep coming back with every flush, making the task of keeping your toilets clean a tedious and exhausting task. And if you are using bleach or bleach-containing cleaners, it also makes it a task that endangers your health and over-time makes cleaning the stains impossible. 

    On top of it, the stains in your toilet bowl is only the tip of the ice-berg. Hard water deposits are also forming inside your toilet tank, between the internal parts of your flushing system, and your septic pipes and overtime will jeopardise the functionality of your flushing system, cause expensive hard-water damages to your septic pipes, clogging, and provide a safe haven for odour causing bacterias and microbes to live in. 

    To make the toilet a Safe Haven for you and not the bacterias, the best option is to use a water softener solution. Whether to choose a water softening system or to use Pulitamin Magic Eco balls is a choice that depends on your preferences and budgets.