Thick Scum Build Up Around Toilet

I recently purchased a block of flats from some people who didn't clean, I'm having some trouble with the toilet in one of them. The outside of the toilet is covered in some sort of caked on build up, including all the piping and floor around it!

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It's really unbelievable. I just cant force myself to scrub it by hand my husband had a go and it seems to be really stuck. I've tried spraying all sorts of cleaning products even hydrochloric acid on it hoping it will dissolve or eat it away.

It may have been building up for 7 years or more. Is there any hope? There has to be some sort of heavy duty scum eater!

Any help appreciated.

Bec from Australia

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By Kim (Guest Post)
April 29, 20050 found this helpful

I have found that the cleaning product Greased Lightening can take up ANYTHING! Good Luck.

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April 30, 20050 found this helpful

what is "a block of flats"?

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April 30, 20050 found this helpful

We in the U.S. call them apartment buildings.
Susan from ThriftyFun

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By trixyyates (Guest Post)
August 13, 20060 found this helpful

Try Mean Green,It works great for me.I have found it at the Dollar General,Family Dollar,and Walmart Stores.People even use it to detail their vehicle.I hope this will help you out ,Bonnie from Kentucky

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By Becca (Guest Post)
May 6, 20081 found this helpful

Try soaking paper towels in white vinegar and leaving them on the affected areas. I've been amazed at what white vinegar can clean!

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October 24, 20150 found this helpful

vinegar is a natural cleaner and disinfectant, good for you for recognizing its non toxic, natural cleaning properties. I use it to clean cookers, floors, windows, counter tops, carpet stains etc. And as a plus, only cost $2 US for a gallon.

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By Sheliac (Guest Post)
July 2, 20081 found this helpful

Try spraying it with white vinegar, let it set a few minutes and then scrub.

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July 2, 20080 found this helpful

I think you would be ahead to call this toilet a loss, and just replace it.

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By Myshka (Guest Post)
July 18, 20081 found this helpful

Use White Vinegar.
It kills scumb, mold & lime and all dirt. You can actually wash mildew off walls using vinegar & a mop.

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Vinegar is cheap, Easy to use and the vinegar smell goes away in a day or less.

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By Saeed Ur Rahman (Guest Post)
August 20, 20080 found this helpful

Use White vinegar it is really eating up scum. Apply and wait for 5-10 minutes and then scrub with hard sponge.

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October 21, 20080 found this helpful

Is there a difference between white vinegar and cider vinegar, that the white would work and not the other? Just wondered because I was given 4 gallon jars of cider vinegar.

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October 24, 20150 found this helpful
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Both will work. White vinegar is preferred for cleaning due to the much cheaper cost. If you have access to free cider vinegar, use if for cleaning, it works just as well as white.

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June 25, 20120 found this helpful

Hi Bec,
If there is a drain hole in the floor maybe you could get out the big guns & gerni (high pressure cleaning) the heck out of it. I'm surprised that the pool acid didn't put a dint in it! Or spray (experiment with different cleaners) & scrap with a paint scrapper. Good luck.

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Susan from Brisbane

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