How to deal with browned limescale

It’s one thing having limescale in your loo, but when it turns brown it’s a step too far!

Salts and iron in water cause this, so you need to treat the limescale itself.

Dissolve 250g citric acid powder (from the chemist) in a bucket of hot water and pour slowly into the bowl. It’ll start to fizz as it dissolves the limescale, so swish around with a loo brush to help.

When the fizzing stops, flush. Repeat if necessary.

Keep the limescale at bay by pouring a bottle of clear vinegar into the bowl about once a month; leave overnight before flushing away.

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