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How to Remove Rust Stains from Sinks Tubs and the Toilet?


Rust stains are a common bathroom problem. They form on cast iron sinks, tubs, and shower caps. They usually occur due to the oxidation of metals.

Sometimes, they are also the result of metal objects being left to sit on wet surfaces. Rust on bathroom objects gives off a very pungent smell. Apart from prominent areas such as bathtubs, sinks, and toilets, rust can also occur on door handles, shower knobs, and bolts connecting pipes.

The good news is that it can easily be removed with some time and effort. Let’s find out how:

·        Lemon and Salt

Lemon and salt are a great combination for removing rust stains. The acidity from the lemon and salt mixture helps fight stubborn layers of rust.

Make a paste of lemon and salt in a small container. Apply it gently on the rust stains. Leave it overnight for effective results. With the help of a toothbrush or a cloth, rinse the mixture off with cold water the next morning.

·        Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar are often used in combination as cleaning agents to get rid of clogged pipes, stains, and grime from tough places in kitchen areas and bathrooms. Make a paste of one part baking soda with one part vinegar.

Apply immediately to the affected area. Leave the mixture overnight. The chemical reaction between the two elements will wipe the rust stains off. Scrub with a toothbrush or a microfiber cloth before rinsing off with cold water. If it still doesn’t work, hire a professional plumber to get rid of rust in your bathroom area.

·        Pumice Stones

A pumice stone is great for removing rust stains from porcelain. Wet the stone and apply it to the rust stains. Gently rub it in until the stone starts to get damp. The dampened stone will then start to form a paste, taking out all the rust with it.

Once you are finished scrubbing, rinse it with clean water. You can easily find pumice stones at wholesale stores. You can use these stones for other cleaning purposes as well. They are very effective for removing grime and grease in the kitchen area as well.

Small rust stains can be easily removed from scouring pads. Gently rub the stains with these pads after dampening them.

If you wish to give your bathroom a deep clean, call Your 1 Plumber. We use modern cleaning methods and tools to leave your bathroom shiny white. Give us a call to book an appointment right away.

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