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How to Remove Rust Stains from Your Plumbing Fixtures

How to Remove Rust Stains from Your Plumbing Fixtures

As one of the most-used rooms in your home, we imagine you like keeping your bathroom as clean and tidy as possible. However, in certain cases, all your regular cleaning efforts can still leave you with rust stains on your drains, toilets, and other plumbing fixtures.

In order to remove these unsightly and pesky stains, and help get your bathroom pristinely clean again, here are a few methods you can try out.

Use a Pumice Stone

First off, make sure the pumice stone you plan on using is safe for porcelain so you can use it on your sinks and toilets. Gently use the stone to buff out rust stains left on your plumbing fixtures — just remember that this method will likely be the most physically demanding, so make sure you’re up for the task.

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Use a Baking Soda

Mix together baking soda and a bit of water to create a paste. Next, take a microfiber cloth and spread the paste over the rust stains. Let the mixture sit on the stains overnight, then wipe it away with warm water. You can repeat this again if some rust stains still remain.

Use Lemon Juice

The acidity in lemon juice can help break down rust stains, so pour lemon juice over the stained areas, and follow it up with a sprinkle of salt. Let the mixture sit for several hours and then use a soft cloth to rub it away from the stains. Lastly, rinse any remaining mixture or rust deposits away for a clean plumbing fixture.

Even with these cleaning tips, rust stains may reappear on your plumbing fixtures as long as the water coming in contact with them contains iron.

To prevent this, contact the water treatment experts at Horizon Services. We can offer a number of different water filtration solutions to remove iron particles from your water and provide your home with perfectly crisp and clean H2O.