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How to Get the Red Ring Out of your Toilet

Yuck, look at that horrible sight! What could it be, though? Surely, you’ve had your fair share of seeing a red ring, or two, in your bathroom — but what if it’s a common occurrence? Well, if that’s the case, then it’s caused by hard water. If you’re looking to get rid of that hideous sight, then here are some simple ways to do it:

Sanitize Weekly

One of the best ways to get rid of that dreaded red ring in your toilet is to clean it regularly. Sure, this seems self-explanatory — but if you tend to skip a week, or two, then it could not only lead to more bacteria growth, but will make the ring much more visible and even tougher to remove!

If you’re looking to avoid this mistake, then make sure to clean your “throne” with a household cleaner, weekly, in addition to avoiding blue tablets in your toilet tank — as those will make matters even worse.

DIY Mixture

Sometimes, a chemical cleaner can’t compete with that stubborn red ring. However, if you’re in search of a miracle, then a simple solution of Borax and vinegar will help remove that dreaded mark with ease.

To start, you’ll want to pour ¼ cup of Borax evenly into your toilet, followed by 1 cup of vinegar. Next, let that “miracle mixture” sit for approximately 25 minutes — and then scrub it away with a toilet brush. Once completely cleaned, the red ring will only be a distant memory!

Water Filtration System

Not sure where to look next? Well, we have an even simpler solution: invest in a whole-house water filtration system from Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.! That’s right: if you feel as if hard water is a common problem, then our water filtration systems will be able to take care of it right away!

Not only will this prevent red rings from appearing frequently, but it will also help reduce pipe corrosion, keep your hair and skin healthy, help your clothing last longer, and so much more. If you feel as if your home will benefit from a whole-house water filtration system, then please give Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call today to schedule your appointment!

If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.