Toilet rim jets are designed to bring better rinsing effect on toilet bowl when flushing, as well to safe water. Despite these great benefits, the jets also are trickier to clean, as there is no easy way to reach to the area underneath the rim as well as the runway built inside the wall of […]
Toilet rim jets are designed to bring better rinsing effect on toilet bowl when flushing, as well to safe water. Despite these great benefits, the jets also are trickier to clean, as there is no easy way to reach to the area underneath the rim as well as the runway built inside the wall of the toilet bowl. Thus, to clean the toilet jets, you will need some special guide.
Toilet rim jets are small holes underneath the rim of the toilet bowl that allow water from the tank to flow down into the bowl to not only flush out the waste but also provide some cleaning actions with the clean water flow.
Over time, especially if left unattended, the rim jets may get hijacked by mold, mineral deposits, and accumulation of debris, causing them to clog. Also, as the area is blocked from light, the uncleaned jet can become infected by bacteria and fungi. This may cause the flush to become weak or clogged entirely, and cause the toilet to be severely bacteria-infested.
So, when cleaning the rim jets, the two primary objectives would be to kill bacteria, mold, and fungi, and to remove the limescale deposit. As for how to clean toilet rim jets, you will need the cleaning agents that could do this job; you will also need methods that allow the cleaning agents to stay on and work on both the surface of the holes and inside the jets. And in this article, we will provide you with a good set of methods to do just that.
For toilet rim jets, vinegar can be a great cleaner, since it both disinfects bacteria, kills mold, and breaks down mineral deposits. And in this article, we will show you how to use vinegar to clean the toilet rim jets, using a couple of different cleaning routines.
For this routine, you will need to prepare the following tools:
Follow these steps:
After finishing the process, use the mirror to recheck the jet holes to see if there is any remaining dirt. If there is, repeat the steps until the small holes are clean.
As a note, you may also replace the vinegar in this routine with bleach solutions, lemon or other citrus juice, or any other form of acid.
For a deeper clean with vinegar, you may want to use this cleaning routine using duct tape. The duct tape is meant to block the rim jet holes and keep the vinegar inside the jets as long as possible.
You will need the following tools:
Follow these steps:
As a note, the mineral deposit might have gotten inside and clog the jets, and in that case the vinegar might not be able to reach every parts of the jets. So you may need to help it a little by using a wire made from a cut wire hanger to jolt in and out of the jet holes and break down large deposition.
Limescale is the hard, chalky deposit that consists mostly of calcium carbonate; it is basically the mineral deposit that happens because of the high mineral content in the water. As for how to remove limescale from toilet jets, acids are definitely excellent answers.
As we discussed earlier, vinegar is already a decent solution for both disinfecting the toilet and breaking down limescale. So before anything else, you may want to try the methods using vinegar first. But if vinegar can’t take care of your limescale problem, you can definitely switch to cleaning agents more potent and specialized for the job. Here are some of our suggestions:
Muriatic acid might not be as commonly available in typical household, but should be commonly found in supermarkets, home centers or pool supplies store. Despite being a strong acid, with porcelain being particularly resistant to acids, muriatic acid is actually safe for being used on porcelain unless you let it sit for too long. The acid is particularly good at breaking down mineral deposits within the jets.
While you don’t need to be concerned as much about the porcelain, you may need to be cautious with your own protection. Put on rubber gloves, respirator, eye goggles and full-coverage clothing as the acid itself may burn, and the process may produce toxic fumes.
To clean toilet jets using Muriatic acid, follow these steps:
Delimers are industrial-strength liquid toilet bowl cleaners specialized in removing lime, rust, scale, and stains. It contains several types of acids, among which are hydrochloric acid. One of the best rated delimer is CLR. However, as delimers are extremely strong acid blends, you will need to put on your protective gears (for the same reasons as when working with Muriatic acid). Put on rubber gloves, respirator, eye goggles and full-coverage clothing.
To clean toilet jets using CLR, follow these steps:
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