How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Your Toilet

August 07, 2020

Removing hard water stains from toilet bowls seems to be a common task that has many annoyed. No sooner they are gone, more stains return. It's a fact that 85% of the homes in the United States live with Hard Water.  We are confident that even though Powerizer  is he best toilet bowl cleaner that doesn't contain any harsh chemicals, it effectively removes stains from your toilet bowl.

We sometimes assume that our customers understand exactly how to use Powerizer for cleaning hard surfaces and removing stains. Many are still not sure how to use a multi-purpose detergent like Powerizer. We continue to educate customers on how a complete detergent works. So, let us expand from using it for Laundry and Dishes and move into the bathroom. We thought it would be helpful to share the best techniques for toilet bowl cleaning to remove hard water stains.

Not all toilet bowl stains are equal. Some remove upon the first try, and others may take a few attempts before they disappear entirely. First, gather your toilet bowl cleaning tools take a look at the image below.

How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Your Toilet

Flush the water from the toilet bowl

The first step is to empty the toilet water from the toilet bowl. To do this, you must quickly flush all the water out by pouring a gallon or two into the toilet. A small amount of water will remain at the bottom of the bowl. If your hard water stains are present at the bottom, use a microfiber cloth to absorb the remaining water. Extra water will lessen the concentration of your Powerizer product, making it less effective at removing the stain. Wring the water from the cloth into the tub or sink. Repeat until no liquid remains in the bowl. You may want to wear rubber gloves if you're concerned about your hands touching toilet matter.


Make A Concentrated Heavy-Duty Cleaning Solution

Next, pour one scoop of Powerizer Complete into a 16 oz. squeeze bottle. You may purchase condiment bottles from the Dollar Store. They have a breath-tip and a wide opening, which makes it easy to pour detergent inside. Squeeze Powerizer into the bowl, starting at the toilet's brim to pre-treat the stains that usually start where the water enters the bowl. Allow the detergent to sit for up to 8 hours. Come back and scrub. If the stains are not removing, move to the next tip.


 How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Your Toilet

Use Powerizer Complete in a Bathroom Cleanser.

Sprinkle Powerizer Complete granules onto the stains inside the bowl. If you have trouble getting it attached to the upper brim or sides of the toilet, use a few sheets of moist toilet paper to trap the detergent. Here is how: First, sprinkle the detergent into the empty bowl and add a quick squirt of Powerizer solution if the toilet has dried completely. Pull about three to four sheets of toilet paper off the roll and mist it with water, lay the toilet paper over the toilet cleaner and slide it up and into the crevice of the toilet bowl inner rim. Be sure to grab the Powerizer Complete cleanser with it.


How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Your Toilet


We recommend toilet paper or tissue paper, which breaks apart and tears easily in the bowl before flushing. It's a safer choice, so avoid using a paper towel, which is more likely to clog your toilet. 

Allow the detergent to sit in place for up to 8 hours. Come back and scrub. If the stains are not removing, repeat the process.


How To Remove Hard Water Stains From Your Toilet

 Pour It, Wipe It, Sponge It, Scrub It and Mop It. 

When cleaning with Powerizer, we do not recommend adding special additives to clean a toilet. Skip the dish soap, remember Powerizer is a Dish Soap. No need for baking soda or to add salt and vinegar or bleach.

Everything needed to clean your toilet ultimately is already included. Therefore, with any remaining Powerizer solution, spray it onto the toilet bowl seat. Concentrate on the hinges, under the seat lid, the tank, base, bolts, and the seam where the bowl sits on the floor. Allow the detergent to sit for at least 5 to 10 minutes, come back and scrub or wipe away the Powerizer and residues. 

For the final wipe down of the toilet, floor, walls, tub, and surrounding cabinets, use a damp split fiber microfiber cloth. If the floor is wood, wipe with a damp cloth instead. Powerizer should never sit on a wood surface for long.  


Rinse All Surfaces with Plain Water 

Rinse the detergent and residues from everything you just cleaned. Flushing the toilet takes care of the bowl, but for the outer surfaces of the toilet, first, rinse the cloth thoroughly to remove the detergent from the rag or grab a clean split fiber microfiber cloth and wipe all the exterior surfaces using plain water. Polish and shine all your fixtures with a dry cloth to remove any hair or debris that lingers behind.


During the process don't be surprised if you end up cleaning your entire surrounding areas like the shower, tub, mirror, vanity, sink faucet, baseboards, walls and doors.  With one detergent the transition from one to the next is seamless and quick.



Check out the other blogs that expand a little more on how to clean bathrooms and understanding how does hard water affect a detergent and cleaning throughout the home.

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