It is no secret that knowing how to remove urine stains from toilet seats is crucial for any household that wants to have a long-lasting and presentable toilet. While it is not the most glamorous of tasks, it is one that has to be done. Your toilet seat is one of the most intimate places in a bathroom and having a toilet seat yellow is no fun.
Therefore, here are some methods you can go about removing urine stains from your toilet and having a cleaner house with a simple addition of a few things.
This is done with vinegar, bleach, or even baking soda. The most common method used today is with bleach. First, you detach the toilet seat from the base. After this step, you’ll want to add a mix of water with bleach and dip the toilet seat in the solution for 3-5 minutes (as far as measurements, the mix can be equal parts of water and bleach). Afterward, with a toilet seat scrubber, scrub the stains until they are gone. Finally, rinse and reattach the toilet seat.
How do I get my toilet seat white again?
As we mentioned above, there are a few easy ways to make your toilet seat white. If you decide to use baking soda and vinegar to clean your seat (a popular method to clean a toilet seat), you will need some things. The combination of vinegar and soda will give you a solution that will dissolve the majority of stains. You’ll primarily need the following products:
- Brush (or sponge)
- Rubber gloves
- Mixing spoon
- 1/4 cup of baking soda
- 1/4 cup of white vinegar
Step 1, add a mixture of the baking soda with the vinegar and water to scrub the stained parts of your toilet seat. The mix should be thick, almost like a paste, add water if you need to make sure it does not get too thick, as you’ll want something that can be scrubbed onto the seat. Experiment with the measurements until you achieve that paste-like texture.
Step 2, start scrubbing the mix on the stained areas with the brush. Remember to put your gloves gloves on to protect your skin from the paste’s chemical reaction. You’ll want to leave the mixture on the seat for about 7 to 10 minutes to get through the stains.
Step 3, take a piece of cleaning cloth with some water, wipe away the paste and dry the surface of your toilet seat. This should be sufficient to make your seat look spotless again.
When it comes to toilet seat cleaners, these are the best ways to do it.
If you don’t have vinegar to add to your solution, you can also clean your seat with just baking soda. Create a mix of water and baking soda, let it sit for about 15 minutes and then scrub your toilet seat with it. To be more productive with this method, you should add a urine remover spray. One good example is the Clorox urine removal spray that you can easily add and purchase in any department store.
Once you are done scrubbing your seat with the baking mix, wipe it clean, and then spray some of the urine removal product and repeat the process to have a spotless toilet seat.
You want to make sure you clean your toilet seat often, particularly the bottom side of the toilet seat. This part is more susceptible to urine and defecation. Furthermore, with time, your stained toilet seat will become a lot harder to clean and near impossible to remove the stains. And, while it may seem obvious to add this point, you may want to add a mask to the process to ensure you do not inhale any fumes that might be harmful.
Bleach tends to have an irritating effect on the skin of many people, and inhaling its odors can be detrimental to your health . Therefore, don’t hesitate to use mask and gloves for protection.
If you want a more eco-friendly method to get rid of a stain, there are methods to do so. Namely, you can purchase a bleach-free toilet cleaner. You can add some of these products with relative ease. These products tend to be made from citric acid, and are used to clean seats daily.
Some famous brands that you may have seen are Waitrose Ecological Toilet Cleaner and Eco-zone cleaner for toilets.
Using the vinegar, baking soda and water mix is also eco-friendly.
These are basic methods to add, in addition to having the right automatic toilet bowl cleaner to avoid a stained toilet bowl.
Knowing how to remove stains from toilet seats is as crucial as having the right toilet fill valve (we wrote a guide on fill valves here).
It has a direct impact on the quality of your toilet, and a proper maintenance process will make sure your toilet smell is the best. Thus, you won’t have to spend money on seats in the future by keeping your current one up to par. Not to mention you avoid bacteria that can be harmful with some simple cleaning. Add these methods to your arsenal, and you’ll be just fine.
It won’t take much time off your day.
You want to feel safe when you sit on your toilet, and when you have people over. Any toilet seat cleaner idea should have stains removed, whether it is a plastic toilet or a regular one. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out via email.
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