How To Clean Toilet Jets The Easy Way
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How To Clean Toilet Jets The Easy Way

How to stop those yucky hard water stains from building up so quickly on your toilet, and keep your toilet cleaner longer.

Honestly, cleaning the toilet is not my favorite job in the world. It’s pretty yucky, especially if you have boys living in the house.

If your toilet gets neglected, you can plug your toilet jet holes with mineral deposits over time.

Your toilet siphon jets have an important job of bringing clean water into your toilet bowl from the toilet tank so we have to make to those are nice and clean and clear. T

here are many abrasive cleaners you can use to get rid of that mineral buildup, but I do have some natural solutions that can help you unclog those jets and also get rid of those yucky yellow hard water stains in the bowl as well.

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How To Clean Clogged Siphon Jets

If your toilet siphon jet area is acting up and you can definitely tell that they are clogged up with mineral deposits, you can help clear them up with a little bit of cleaning power.

These jets cannot get clean water into the toilet from the overflow tube if the small holes are all plugged up, and it’s really important that you have clean rim jets.

Since I do personally clean my siphon jets on a weekly basis, they do not get clogged up as often.

However, I had to visit a friend a few weeks ago and their toilet wasn’t working properly so I did this cleaning method there.

I used rubber gloves, paper towels, and vinegar to get these jets unclogged. She didn’t have any eco-friendly toilet cleaner on hand which is totally fine! She did suggest a bleach solution, but you I’m not a big fan of cleaning with bleach!

The best way to clean the rim of your toilet bowl is with natural cleaning agents anyway.

Before you clean the jets, I suggest giving the toilet bowl a good scrub with a drop of dish soap and a toilet brush. Make sure you take care of your toilet brush properly to reduce the germs in your bathroom. Once the toilet bowl has been cleaned, here is what you do.

Wearing rubber gloves, take paper towels and soak them in a cup of white vinegar. Remove excess vinegar so the paper towel is not soaked, but just wet, and then tuck the paper towels under the rim of the toilet bowl where the tiny holes of the siphon jets are. Make a few layers of the paper towel and go around the entire rim of the toilet bowl.

Leave the toilet for a few hours if you can and then remove the paper towels from the rim of the toilet bowl after about an hour or 2.

Throw the paper towels into the garbage bin and give the toilet a good flush to test the toilet’s siphon jets.

Notice how the clean water flows much better with your clean and unclogged jets when your toilet flushes. If your toilet is just really your and the build-up is harsh, then you can leave the vinegar-soaked paper towels on overnight.

Keeping The Toilet Clean With This DIY Fizz Tab

These magic fizzy tablets are the solution to keeping your toilet clean without using harsh chemicals. Yes, you do have to make them yourself, but they are rather simple to make.

Ingredients needed:

To make your toilet fizzy tablets, mix the baking soda and the citric acid together in a clean bowl. then you’re going to grab a new bowl and mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together.

Mix your It ingredients with your dry ingredients slowly until the mixture becomes clumpy. Add in your favorite essential oil, I like to use lemon and mix it into the paste you just made.

Grab a banking sheet and make medallions out of the mixture you have. Use a tablespoon if you want them to all be roughly the same size. Keep making medallions until you’ve used up all of your mixtures.

Place your baking sheet with your medallions somewhere out of reach of children to dry overnight.

The next day once they have dried, you can place one into your toilet bowl and give the toilet a flush to clean up your water jet openings.

If you notice any rings starting to appear after a flush cycle, place a fizzy tab into the bottom of the toilet bowl and give it a very light brush with the toilet brush.

This is just a simple way to keep away those yucky dark orange spots and calcium scale build upon the rim of the bowl as well as keep those small openings of the jets clear.

Frequently Asked Questions About Cleaning The Toilet

Is a toilet brush hygienic?

If you can keep your toilet brush clean and sanitized, then it can be fine and hygienic. You should replace your toilet brush every 2 months, and definitely if you see black spots on it.

How often should toilet brushes be replaced?

A toilet brush should be replaced every 6 months if you give it proper care and cleaning.

What can I use instead of a toilet brush?

Rubber gloves and any sort of cleaning cloth or sponge will work on cleaning the calcium deposits and a clogged jet in the toilet.

How often should you clean the toilet?

You should disinfect the toilet and the areas around the toilet on a daily basis and do a deep clean of the bathroom once a week.

Are silicone toilet brushes better?

Typically speaking, yes they are. Silicone attracts fewer germs and bacterial growth, silicone is easier to clean, and you can use stronger cleaners with silicone. Silicone isn’t better for the environment though, which is why I highly recommend a wooden scrubbing pad.

How do you clean a stained toilet bowl?

To clean a stained toilet bowl, use the vinegar method I described in this post and if the stain is really bad, leave the vinegar on the bowl overnight. You do not need toilet bowl cleaner to clean your toilet bowl.

Does Coke really clean toilets?

Technically yes, Coke can clean the toilet and the underside of the rim and it works pretty well for hard-to-remove stains. It’s not a good idea to use it to clean the toilet on a regular basis because it can damage the pipes in your bathroom over time.

Should I Place A Rug In Front Of The Toilet?

Many people enjoy having a rug in front of the toilet, however, I cannot recommend putting one there. These rugs get covered in urine and feces when anyone goes to the bathroom and unless you’re washing it twice a week or more, it’s just not a sanitary item to have in the bathroom

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