|05 April 2014|
Using Coke To Clean A Toilet
When it comes to cleaning the bathroom, many people naturally turn either to professional cleaners or to the huge array of specialised products which are on offer in a supermarket. With products available of every mark and stain, for every piece of furniture and decoration in the house, the range of solution for cleaning a toilet can be huge. However, there could well be another method which might be able to help you just as well, but without having to scour the cleaning aisles in your local store. When it comes to cleaning your toilet, cola could be a fantastic solution which you had not considered. The first thing which you will need will be a bottle or can or coke. This does not have to be any one particular brand, as most cola recipes are very similar and will have a similar effect. The amount you will need will depend on the current cleanliness of your toilet bowl and the size of the bowl in question. For most situations, a can will suffice, but make sure that you have enough to cover the entire inside of the bowl. Once you have the coke in hand, begin to pour it around the inside of the rim, making sure that every bit of the porcelain is suitably covered by the liquid. The next step is probably the simplest bit. All you need to do is to let the coke sit in the bowl for an hour, allowing the acids and the chemicals found in the drink – the kind which your dentist might have warned you about as a child – to break down any marks or stain which might be present in the toilet. If you want the process to be extra effective, leave the coke sitting for longer. Overnight treatments can break down a large number of stains. If you are about to clean the toilet in this manner, it might be worth applying proper planning in order to ensure that no one needs to use the toilet during the time in which you are cleaning. After the bowl has been sat there for about an hour (or more for more intense treatments), begin to work at the bowl with a brush. While this section might be optional, using the brush can ensure that you are providing the deepest of cleans during the process and can prevent you discovering marks and stains after the process has finished. Once you are confident that any marks or build ups have been dealt with, flush the toilet. The phosphoric acid in the coke should now remove a large amount of the limescale which might have built up and the scrubbing with have removed other issues. If you find that the problem persists after several attempts with this method then it might be time to move on to a more specialised products in order to ensure the maximum stain removal. While it is possible (and perhaps cheaper) to use coke to wash a toilet bowl, there do exist more powerful cleaning agents and it could be that one of these is more suited to the problem. The solution can sometimes leave the bowl sticky and bacteria conducive thanks to all of the sugars found in cola and similar drinks. To combat this, you can try white vinegar and baking soda mixed into a large amount of water, which can also remove a number of difficult stains. While it is possible to use coke to clean a toilet, it is best used as part of an ongoing routine rather than one single treatment. Experimenting with the method and finding a way to build it into your normal process can yield excellent results.
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