To remove the urinary stone, the mistresses, along with household chemicals, use folk remedies: citric acid, vinegar, soda ash, whiteness.
In the case of perennial plaque use more radical methods, such as cleaning with battery electrolyte, phosphoric acid or sulfuric acid. In the article we will describe how to clean the toilet inside the urinary stone using these and other means.
Urinary stone inside the toilet, frankly, the phenomenon is unpleasant. Especially a lot of it happens on the old plumbing, which, because of its shape and rough enamel, accumulates an incredible amount of urinary stone and lime deposits. The problem is aggravated by rust, if the toilet is equipped with a metal cistern, and the water pipes of your house are old, made back in the USSR. Such plumbing, it is better to change to a new one, and if for some reason this is not yet possible, then you will have to tirelessly clean it weekly.
What is urinary stone? The bulk is just limescale. Unpleasant color and smell are given to it by particles of feces, rust and urine, which fill the pores of the lime formations. In such an environment, bacteria and microorganisms actively proliferate, which only increases the stench.
If you are serious about cleaning this whole mess, then do not forget to wear rubber gloves, because during the cleaning process we will use rather caustic substances.
It is better to carry out the cleaning in the evening in order to apply the product and leave it overnight - the longer the exposure time, the less you will have to rub and scrape. Before starting work, turn off the tap on the pipe through which water is supplied to the tank, and press the drain button. Next you need to remove all the water from the toilet can be scooped out with a jar, soaked with rags or removed with a large syringe.
Many housewives have a question: how to remove the urinary stone in the toilet with the help of "home" means. In fact, there are many budget ways to solve the problem. Basically, to eliminate such contaminants, acids and acid-containing agents are used, and alkaline agents with chlorine or caustic soda give a not bad result, for example: "Domestos", "White", as well as baking and soda ash.
Do not use abrasive powders for cleaning the toilet bowl, they leave microscopic scratches on the surface, because of this lime deposits are formed even more intensively.
Let's take a closer look at how to clear a urinary stone toilet:
An old proven descaler can be useful in our case. After you have removed the water from the toilet, take 100-150 grams. Regular citric acid, and using a damp sponge, generously apply a food supplement to the walls of the toilet bowl, paying particular attention to the space under the rim. Leave overnight, and in the morning wash it off with a hard sponge or brush. As practice has shown: for several such procedures, it is completely possible to wash off even the most inveterate growths of the urinary stone.
You can dissolve 100 grams. citric acid in a glass of water, pour into a filled tank and leave overnight. This is done to ensure that limescale does not jam the work of moving metal joints of the water discharge system.
Citric acid will help not only to remove the urinary stone, but also to clean the washing machine from mold and scale.
Oxalic acid (technical)
Wash limescale in the toilet with oxalic acid. It is a small colorless crystals, which are used in industry for etching surfaces before enamel coating. Used as citric acid. You can apply a dry substance or dilute to a thick cream with alcohol or water.
Attention! The substance is very caustic, when working with oxalic acid, use rubber gloves.
Using vinegar, we will follow a different order of work. The toilet bowl must be completely dry. In addition to vinegar, we will need some unnecessary rags. We moisten cloths and put them on the toilet wall and close the lid, then you can go about your business. It will take some time for the plaque to soften and begin to break down. After about 5-6 hours we remove the rags, take the old knife or spatula and gently hook the pieces of urinary stone, it will easily bounce off, exposing the surface glittering in whiteness. If not all the pieces have broken off - it is recommended to repeat the procedure.
For greater effect, some sources recommend:
- use hot vinegar
- add a tablespoon of soda to a glass of vinegar
- or mix it in half with iodine.
We can not vouch for these methods, but keep in mind that such recipes exist.
Baking and soda ash
Today we will focus on how to clean the toilet from limescale with a mixture of edible and soda ash.
We will describe two recipes, the first of which is very effective, but unsafe for health, the second works a little worse, but does not contain any danger. The first one can be used in case of very strong pollution, provided that there is a lid on the toilet and the toilet outlet is equipped with a fan. If there are small children or pets in the house, it is better to choose recipe number 2
Recipe number 1
The danger of this method is that when vinegar and chlorine are mixed, a large amount of chlorine gas is released, which is very toxic. Inhalation of vapors can cause spasms of the bronchi, acute poisoning and burns of the nasopharyngeal mucosa. That is why ventilation is so important and the ability to close the toilet.
We will need:
- Rags and 2 spray guns
- Vinegar 9% and liquid bleach for half a glass each
- 5 tablespoons of soda ash and the same amount of baking soda
Mix the dry ingredients in a separate container and apply to the toilet walls with a damp cloth. Wait half an hour for the soda to soften the dirt a little. Pour bleach in one spray bottle and vinegar in another. Spray the vinegar on top of the soda, ignore the hiss, carbon dioxide is released - it is not dangerous.
Next, spray the bleach, trying to breathe as rarely as possible, the fan should already be turned on. Close the toilet lid and exit the room. After half an hour, you can press the drain button and additionally flush the surface of the toilet with plenty of running water.
Recipe number 2
We will use the same ingredients as in the first case, only without chlorine bleach. Mix soda with water to obtain a thick slurry, and apply to the walls of the toilet, rub and leave for half an hour. Then spray the vinegar, wait until the end of the reaction and wash the toilet.
Sprite and Coca-Cola
You can remove the urinary stone in the toilet using carbonated drinks with a high content of citric acid. Sprite and Cola perfectly dissolve limescale. You just need to pour 2-3 liters of the beverage into the toilet or put rags dipped in soda on the walls. After 8-10 hours the raid can be easily wiped off with a brush or scraped off with a suitable object. This method has one significant disadvantage - it is its price. Is not it easier to use citric acid in packets, the effect is not worse, but it is much cheaper.
There are many high-quality industrial products for the removal of urinary stone. Just go to the store and ask the sales assistant, he will offer a choice of several options and tell you how to use them. Basically, the funds are applied under the bezel and left for 30-60 minutes, then washed off with a brush and plenty of water. If the raid is chronic, then 2-3 procedures may be required.
Prefer cream-like remedies, gels or pastes, they are better kept on the surface. The main component of many popular tools such as "Toilet duck" or Cillit is hydrochloric acid, you can save money by buying 33% hydrochloric acid instead of expensive household chemicals in any hardware store. How to use it, we will describe below.
Strong chemistry for urinary stone
How to dissolve the urinary stone in the toilet, if the above methods did not work. This means that the urinary stone was accumulated for quite a long time and more powerful products are needed to clean it.
Using the acids listed below, remember to wear rubber gloves.
Phosphoric acid (5-7%)
This substance copes with the coating in 10-15 minutes. It does not destroy rubber and plastic, therefore it can be used in apartments with plastic pipes. Wear rubber gloves while working.
By the way, orthophosphoric acid can be useful even if rust has started to appear on the inside parts of the tank. To clean it in the tank is poured 100 grams. acids, the same amount poured into the toilet, distributing the walls of the brush. After 15 minutes, the tank is emptied and the inside of the toilet bowl is actively cleaned with a brush, the water is again drained.
Hydrochloric acid (33%)
This substance is quite dangerous, working with him, it is necessary to observe precautions. Do not inhale vapors of hydrochloric acid and use rubber gloves, if the exhaust port is equipped with a fan, turn it on in advance.
Hydrochloric acid is not recommended for use in apartments with plastic pipes, it corrodes plastic.
Pour a glass of hydrochloric acid into the toilet bowl and distribute it along the walls and under the bezel, close the toilet lid to reduce evaporation. After 15 minutes, wash and actively clean the brush.
Liquid battery electrolyte can be purchased at the automobile, it is used in the most neglected cases.
The main active ingredient is sulfuric acid, as we know, the substance is quite dangerous. Instructions for the use of battery electrolyte is the same as that of hydrochloric acid, and precautions are no different. It should be said that this tool can not be used often.
Prevention of urinary stone
We answered the question: “how do you remove limescale in the toilet?”, And now we would like to talk about preventive measures that will help protect plumbing equipment from limescale and preserve radiant cleanliness.
- Clean the inside of the toilet bowl once a week. Apply one of the above means, and after half an hour use a brush and wash away the remnants of dirt.
- The amount of urinary stone depends on how much water goes into the sewage system. Adjust the operation of the tank, it should not leak, fix the problem, set the float in place. Such a small repair will not only reduce the formation of limescale, but also help to significantly save water. Another way to reduce the amount of incoming fluid is to put a couple of plastic bottles filled with sand into the tank. If you are in the process of repair, then choosing a plumbing, stop your choice on the tank with two buttons, so you can adjust the volume of water supply.
- On old toilet bowls with rough enamel, the urinary stone grows very quickly. If possible, replace the old plumbing with a new one, made of porcelain or sanitary ware, so you will save a lot of time and effort.
- Use water softener tablets. The tablet is placed in the tank and gradually dissolving, softens the water, prevents limescale, as well as disinfects with each rinse. Means paints and flavors the water, according to the intensity of color, you can learn that it is time to put a new pill.