Every good housewife knows that all plumbing requires careful, regular care. In this way, not only the attractive appearance of the products is supported, but also their service life is extended.
For obvious reasons, the toilet deserves special attention. Moreover, you need to clean not only the product itself, but also the drain tank. On its inner surface and elements of the drain mechanism, plaque and rust also form over time. If you do not remove them in time, the product will fail.
Causes of plaque and rust in the toilet bowl
The water we use contains a large number of various impurities. Even after several stages of purification, some of them are preserved, including limestone. Getting into the toilet bowl, they settle on the walls and the drain mechanism.
First, limestone forms a small layer on the entire surface. But if you do not remove it in time, stone deposits gradually begin to form. Hard plaque removal is significantly more difficult than a thin layer of limestone. In addition, old water pipes add rust. It settles on the inner surface of the tank and eventually becomes denser and thicker.
Reference! The harder the water, the faster a layer of limestone and rust forms in the drain tank.
Small particles of rust settle on all internal elements of the tank, including the drain mechanism. Because of this, its normal functioning is disrupted, and if the plaque is not removed, the mechanism will fail. Water will start to flow out of the tank. Pathogenic bacteria, mold will develop in it, an unpleasant odor will appear.
Reference! With regular and timely care of the toilet bowl, you can extend the life of the product by more than 40%.
How to remove rust and yellow coating at home
You can remove limescale and rust on your own. This is done both with the help of store cleaners, and folk methods.
Reference! Alternative methods sometimes have a stronger effect than purchased funds.
It should be borne in mind that you can achieve maximum results only by choosing the right cleaning agent. You need to choose a product taking into account the material from which the tank is made. So, for ceramic tanks, substances containing acids should be used, and for metal tanks, milder alkaline solutions.
Reference! Before proceeding with cleaning the tank, gloves must be prepared and the water supply shut off.
By means of store means
If a small layer of limescale and rust has formed on the inner surface of the tank and the drainage mechanism, you can cope with them without using concentrated cleaning products. To wash the tank, you can use "Pemoxol", "Cinderella", "Pemos" or "Myth".
In case of a strong raid, “heavy artillery” will be required: “Sanoks”, “Biocid-S”. Tools can remove any contamination in a matter of minutes.
Also on sale are gels that are especially popular:
- Cilit. There are several varieties designed to combat specific pollution: anti-rust, to remove limescale. In addition, Silit will remove dull stains and restore plumbing to its former shine.
- "Domestos". The substance has a thick, viscous consistency, perfectly eliminates pollution and disinfects plumbing.
- Comet. It copes with pollution of any intensity. But before use, plastic parts should be dismantled - the substance has a negative effect on them.
- "Toilet duckling". An inexpensive tool that does an excellent job and freshens plumbing.
- Sanita. Able to remove even old rust deposits.
- Sanfor. An excellent tool that not only removes dirt, but also removes fungus and mold. They can clean all the plumbing, as well as tile.
Attention! The cleaning composition must be kept on the surface of the plumbing strictly indicated on the packaging time.
For folk methods, the following tools are used:
- Vinegar. Mix a small amount of table vinegar with water. The resulting mixture must be poured into the tank and left for several hours. After this, drain the solution and thoroughly wipe the inside of the tank with a hard sponge.
- Toothpaste. You need to make several holes in the paste tube and put it inside the tank. Each time the water is drained, a self-cleaning process will take place.
- Lemon acid. It will take 5-10 sachets of acid. It is necessary to pour their contents into the tank and pour water at room temperature. Stir the solution thoroughly until all acid crystals have completely dissolved. Leave the composition for 3-4 hours, then rub the walls of the tank with a hard sponge or a brush.
- Coca-Cola. Quite a non-standard option, but sparkling water perfectly removes plaque and rust. Pour a few bottles of Coca-Cola into the tank, leave it for a couple of hours. After this time, rub the walls with a brush.
It is quite simple to wash off a deposit and a rust. But in order not to waste time on long cleaning, it is important to regularly wash the tank from the inside. After all, you can remove fresh deposits with a normal damp cloth, without resorting to the use of strong chemicals.