What causes a red ring in the toilet and how do you get it out?
By Linda from McKinney, TX
I think it's a combination of hard water deposits and then the red mold grows on it and becomes embedded in it. I get it too.
Two things worked for me:
I use the disposable toilet wands that are roundish and click into the end of the toilet wand. I cannot for the life of me remember the name, but they're made by Clorox.
Before I used The Works, the Clorox wand wouldn't always work in both commodes. So after flushing away the Clorox solution and rinsing the wand really, really well, I used Barkeeper's Friend, scrubbed with the wand, and it went away completely, fast too, minimal scrubbing.
Good luck! (07/25/2010)
If your ring is a calcium/hard water deposit it won't scrub off easily. It will come off with a pumice stone which is basically a hunk of pumice in a rectangular shape. Scratch off the ring with the pumice stone and some water. Most hardware stores have them with the cleaning supplies. They will not scratch a porcelain toilet bowl. (07/28/2010)
Two or more denture cleaning tablets, let sit, brush, flush, and repeat as necessary.
Pat in Phoenix (07/29/2010)
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