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We have SUPER hard water. My toilets are completely brown up to where the water is from mineral build-up, and have a big ring around the bowl. It's kinda stinky, too.<br><br>
I am having some big pregnant nesting urges to get my house really really clean, and desperately wanna get these toilets done. I can't seem to make a dent in it, though! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: When we moved in, they were pretty white, so I know it's possible!<br><br>
Is there something I should put IN the bowl to let soak and help take this crap off? Then maybe turn off the water and go to town with a scrub brush or something? I DON'T want to use any harsh chemicals at all, though.<br><br>
TIA!
 

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Hey Katie,<br><br>
The Clean Home Healthy Planet (or whatever it's called) book recommends getting a pumice stone and shutting the water off and giving it a scrub. The pumice is soft enough that it won't scratch but hard enough to do the job. HTH!
 

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Yep, a pumice stone should do the trick. I worked as a maid in Albuquerque for a while - very hard water - and pumice works like magic. Takes a little elbow grease though <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I got mine at the grocery store. A hardware store would probably have them too.<br>
I have the same issue with my toilet.
 

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Lucy's Mama,<br><br>
Try heating up some white vinegar just until it starts boiling and apply to your toilet. I also have hard water stains sometimes. I tried this method and it made my sinks and bathrooms white as they have ever been.<br><br>
And they don't have to be thoroughly cleaned again(accept for wiping) for another 2 to 3 weeks.
 
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