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Posted by January 4, 2021on
Most of us enjoy having and using a clean bathroom, and we spend a considerable amount of time and money, keeping it nice and fresh. But, even if the rest of the bathroom is sparkling clean, it can still be spoiled by rusty stains in the toilet bowl. In this article, we will explain the cause and give your three tips to fix the root cause of the problem.
The rust stains in your toilet bowl are usually caused by an elevated level of iron in the water. Excessive concentrations of iron don’t represent a health risk when they are present in water. But, the iron particles will oxidize, and that will cause the distinctive red/brown color. The iron may be present naturally, but if you have an older home, it could be caused by the deterioration of aging pipes. If you suspect that your plumbing needs an upgrade, contact your local certified plumber.
2. Clean the Rust Stains
Rust stains are pretty easy to remove if you use the right cleaning products, and you’re not queasy when cleaning the toilet bowl.
Congratulations, your toilet bowl is now clean, but you may want to follow up with our final tip if you don’t want to clean the toilet bowl like this again.
3. Upgrade Your Plumbing System
The cleaning process detailed above should be helpful and get your toilet bowl clean and fresh. But, this won’t fix the underlying problem, which is the high concentration of iron in the water. Until this is fixed, the rust stains will return, and they may even affect other aspects of your home. There are three ways to remove the iron from your water; they are:
If you want to remove the iron from your water, contact your local certified plumber today.
By Giovanni Longo President Flood Brothers Plumbing
Giovanni Longo is a 3rd generation master plumber who has been practicing his craft and trade in the greater Los Angeles area for well over a decade and a half. A plumbing and hydraulics-engineering innovator, Giovanni’s particular world-class expertise focuses on dealing with challenging sewer system designs as well as resolving complex commercial and residential draining issues. As a certified Flood Mitigation expert, he is also well versed in a wide variety of water damage and remediation solution.