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Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

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I have a brown (probably blood) stain at the bottom of my WC and now it seems to be there for a long time.

I have tried many cleaning liquids but because the stain in on the bottom of the water trough, the liquids are diluted and not effective.

I tried scrubbing with the toiletbrush but still to no avail.

Any tips on cleaning out this brown stain? Any secret family solutions? Salts?
Thanks.
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Old 27.01.2013, 18:21
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

A bottle of Jawel wasser and lots of scrubbing again..
Blood stain..my warped mind is all over the place now.
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A bottle of Jawel wasser and lots of scrubbing again..
Blood stain..my warped mind is all over the place now.
Good luck!
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Where can I find this liquid?
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Old 27.01.2013, 18:24
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Don't use anything metal. You will probably scratch the porcelain. I speak from experience.
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Old 27.01.2013, 18:26
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

bottle of bleach, leave overnight, here its called Javel. available in migros/coop etc
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Old 27.01.2013, 18:27
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Photos. On second thoughts, no.
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

rob1 answered your question..Denner also has it..the bottles from there are much easier to open.
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Ha ha mirfield...
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

First let me say that I have never tried this myself but I have been meaning to. I saw on a UK program that you can pour a 2L bottle of coca cola (or generic equivalent) into the toilet and leave overnight then clean with sponge in the morning. Has anyone else heard of this method?
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

Try this product from Migros. Comes in two versions. Go for this one (strongest). They are tabs that you put in the toilet. If really bad, try two tabs at once. Leave for at least 30 minutes. Cost is about CHF 4.50 for a pack.
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Old 27.01.2013, 18:46
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

Please do not be offended .... please do not mix cleaning products!

If you mix Javel Wasser (Bleach) with any other cleaning product you might end up releasing chlorine gas, which is often fatal (Death !)
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

if you dont find the bleach works, then try using an old toothbrush on the area with any cleaning liquid or cream you use. The toilet brush sometimes does not get to the odd spot. If you dont use manual toothbrush, then buy a cheapo one. Either way throw it away immediately after use.
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

You won't move it with the water in there. Empty the water out (with a plastic disposable cup and rubber gloves) and use Durgol or another de-scaler. The best and easiest is Durgol schnell Entkalker (green bottle) that you see in large pharmacies like the one in Zug Bahnhof. Be careful you don't get a splash in your eye, if you do, rinse it quickly or just wear goggles.

That's exactly what my cleaners did on their first day on the job - i'd been trying for a year or so to remove the bits of calcium where the brush wouldn't reach..

After the stain is gone, use Max. Power tabs from Migros over night every week or so. A Portuguese friend who has 3 exceptionally sparking loos and 2 kids uses them when she goes on holiday
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Old 27.01.2013, 19:08
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Hello
I have a brown (probably blood) stain at the bottom of my WC and now it seems to be there for a long time.

I have tried many cleaning liquids but because the stain in on the bottom of the water trough, the liquids are diluted and not effective.

I tried scrubbing with the toiletbrush but still to no avail.

Any tips on cleaning out this brown stain? Any secret family solutions? Salts?
Thanks.
Why do you even care?

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Old 27.01.2013, 19:22
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You won't move it with the water in there. Empty the water out (with a plastic disposable cup and rubber gloves) and use Durgol or another de-scaler. The best and easiest is Durgol schnell Entkalker (green bottle) that you see in large pharmacies like the one in Zug Bahnhof. Be careful you don't get a splash in your eye, if you do, rinse it quickly or just wear goggles.

That's exactly what my cleaners did on their first day on the job - i'd been trying for a year or so to remove the bits of calcium where the brush wouldn't reach..

After the stain is gone, use Max. Power tabs from Migros over night every week or so. A Portuguese friend who has 3 exceptionally sparking loos and 2 kids uses them when she goes on holiday
Marie,

The Green bottle (see photo) is available in most pharmacies BUT is never on self service. You just need to ask for it.

The brush that is shown (often used in the kitchen) is good for getting into the corners. Just remember to not put it back in the kitchen after you use it.
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

Caustic soda (sodium hydroxide) will remove stubborn limescale. Had to use it once on a loo in a rented flat that looked like it had never been descaled.

Just put some crystals into the toilet bowl and wait. CAUTION: be sure there is not any bleach or other chemical in the loo when you use caustic soda (unless you want to use up your health insurance franchise in one hit). So remove any rim-block etc, and flush a couple of times before use.

In German, you are looking for Natriumhydroxid, and I suspect you'll only get it at a pharmacy.
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if you dont find the bleach works, then try using an old toothbrush on the area with any cleaning liquid or cream you use. The toilet brush sometimes does not get to the odd spot. If you dont use manual toothbrush, then buy a cheapo one. Either way throw it away immediately after use.
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Re: Help! How to remove WC stain at bottom of water trough?

Hi
I use denture cleaners tabs. I put two tabs in there and let it stand for couple of hours. This really helped me a lot of times.... Wishing you success!
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I use denture cleaners tabs. I put two tabs in there and let it stand for couple of hours. This really helped me a lot of times.... Wishing you success!
Do you do your dentures at the same time?
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