Unsightly stains may develop in your toilet bowl over time if it is not cleaned and treated on a regular basis. The stains typically form due to the amount of certain substances present in the water that leave deposits of red or red-brown stains on the surface of your toilet bowl. Fortunately, there are measures you can take to keep your toilet bowl stain-free.
Clean Your Toilet Bowl
Put on disposable gloves, such as the ones you would use to wash your dishes. Use eye goggles to protect your eyes from harsh chemical exposure.
Lower the water level in your toilet bowl. You can achieve this by using one of the following methods: turn off the water supply to the toilet and flush it; use a bowl swab or toilet plunger to push the water in and out of the trap; or pour 1.5 gallons of water into the toilet.
Apply the cleaner to all visible surfaces on the inside of the toilet bowl. Leave the cleaner on for at least 10 minutes to ensure disinfection.
Brush the toilet bowl with the toilet swab. Clean the rim first and then the other parts of the toilet bowl. The trap should be scrubbed last.
Flush the toilet after you are done cleaning the toilet bowl.
Treatment with Tablets
Take the lid off of the toilet tank and flush the toilet.
Wait for the water level to sink and for the bottom valve to close.
Drop a toilet bowl cleaning tablet into the tank, away from the valve opening. The corner of the tank is a smart place to drop the tablet into.
Flush the toilet after waiting 10 minutes.
Insert a new tablet once the color is gone to maintain a clean toilet bowl free of stains, odors and build up of various chemicals, minerals, hard water stains and rust.