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This Clever Hack Will Stop Toilet Mold

January 14, 2018

Have you ever noticed some toilets get more moldy than others? Even if you clean your toilet weekly, that black mold in your toilet tank keeps coming back!

What Causes Black Mold in Toilet Bowl?

Mold spores thrive in dark, damp places so it’s only natural to find mold in your toilet. However, some toilets can become moldier than others depending on your water or if you have calcium deposits built up in your toilet.

I’ve even heard that if your body has higher glucose levels from diabetes, your excrement can cause additional toilet mold!

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Stop Mold From Growing in Toilet Tank

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While cleaning your toilet is a necessary part of life, there are several hacks that can help eliminate a few of the common causes of mold.

Before you do anything, clean your bowl like usual. I try to avoid chemicals as much as I can so I like to use natural cleaners, like this one.

Be sure to thoroughly flush the cleaner out of the toilet since you don’t want it to react with the next product.

Next, check to see if there is black mold in the toilet tank, the area behind the toilet bowl. If you notice mold in there you will need to treat it first since that is probably what is causing your chronic moldy toilet.

You can add Lime-A-Way Toilet Bowl Cleaner to your toilet tank in order to eliminate any mold buildup within the hidden recesses of your toilet. This way every time you flush a little Lime-A-Away is sent swirling through your toilet bowl to keep black mold from growing in the toilet.

If you see a noticeable difference, every month just add a few squirts of the toilet bowl cleaner to the tank to keep things fresh.

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Natural Solutions for Toilet Mold

Looking for a more natural solution to moldy toilets? Try adding a cup of white distilled vinegar to the tank and a cup of vinegar to the toilet bowl. Wait about an hour then scrub with a toilet brush and flush.

Warning: Do NOT scrub your toilets with a metal or steel wool pad!

When we first moved into our house, I gave our toilets a good scrub but just couldn’t get a hard water line off of the toilet bowl so I used an SOS pad– BAD IDEA! It turned the inside of the toilet bowl grey!

Luckily, I was able to remove it with the help of baking soda and a magic eraser. Magic erasers are amazing and I highly suggest buying them cheap in bulk here.

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Comment below with some tricks you’ve found to keep your toilet clean!

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