Woman shares clever tip for removing limescale from toilet
Nobody likes cleaning toilets, especially when they are caked in built up limescale (and we won't mention what else).
Limescale can appear as brown, orange or pink stains on your toilet bowl, taps, shower head, walls and mirrors - and can be both embarrassing and hard to remove.
One woman took to the Facebook group Hinch's Army to beg for help after having no luck with her own toilet bowl.
Sharing a picture of the stained appliance and a selection of cleaning products, she wrote:
"PLEASE HELP. Been trying to get this off since I moved in and got it off a bit (was a lot worse than this!) But still can't get rid of it all and I'm fed up with it now, tried everything in pic as well as bleach, vinegar method and cola method."
Women flooded the comments to offer their advice, with many saying that she needed to get rid of the water in the bowl to really clean it.
"Water needs to be taken out (use a mop) then use Cola, then repeat with bleach if need be," one suggested.
"Empty the water out then black Harpic it overnight and scrub away easily in the morning!" another said.
"My toilet was thick with limescale when I moved in, I got most of the water out and used HGlimescale remover. Left it in over night and the toilet was left brand new," a third said.
Others recommended scraping the limescale with a 2p coin (though you should be careful not to damage your toilet this way).
Limescale should be cleaned from household appliances because it can restrict the flow of water in your toilet, pipes, taps, shower heads and kitchen appliances such as dishwashers.
The blog FantasticCleaners recommends the vinegar method for cleaning limescale.
"While you can buy a variety of specially designed toilet cleaners to remove the unsightly limescale stains, you can achieve the same result with a bottle or two of white vinegar and some elbow grease," it says.
"The acidic nature of vinegar is perfect for softening and lifting limescale and it is nowhere near as expensive as a commercial toilet cleaner.
To clean your toilet with vinegar follow these steps: