Toilet jets are crucial for better flush performance. The water runs through the toilet jets and washes away all waste after you flush.
But due to several reasons toilet, jets get clogged by limescale, and foreign matters, and decrease the flow rate of flush.
It is easy to clean the bowl and tank limescale, but jets are not easy to clean off. So how do you remove limescale from toilet jets which harm your toilet and septic tank?
No, worry. I have a remedy that always works for me to eliminate limescale from every corner of the toilet and toilet jets.
How do you remove limescale from toilet Jets?
Below all hacks are homemade, effective, non-toxic, yet safe for everyone.
Option NO.1- This is How I Clean My Toilet Jets with Vinegar
Vinegar is a great, all-time favorite product for cleaning purposes. I’m sure you will love this too. Vinegar contains 5–8 percent acetic acid by volume and varies in flavor. However, for best results, use white vinegar.
- White Vinegar
- Baking Soda Optional
- Duct Tape
- Small wire brush
- Spray Bottle
- Wear protective gloves, Shut off the water supply and flush the toilet once completely
- Now take one old rag, wipe out the bowl, under the rim
- Take the wire brush, brush the toilet jets as far as you can
- Again wipe out the place and make it dry
- Now stick the duct tape as per the jets hole present
- Secure the duct tape well
- Now Dissolve one portion of vinegar and ten portions of water, pour the mixture into the tank
- Flush once, the mixture runs through jets hole but will be stuck by duct tape, stick under the rim
- Again, Make a mixture of vinegar water, pour it into the toilet tank, and cover the lid
- Now add vinegar directly to the bowl, spread over the bowl surface by a toilet brush
- If you have baking soda, you can add it into it (sprinkle baking soda on the stains)
- Wait overnight. Vinegar is safe for the toilet.
- The following morning, slowly untie the tape.
- You can see brown cloudy water coming out.
- Turn the water supply line, flush the toilet several times, make sure no vinegar residue remains.
This is how I use it while eliminating limescale from siphon jets. Maybe we clean the toilet every week, but siphon jets are the inner part of the toilet.
Its does not clean by normal cleaning. Even if these minerals collect over an extended period of time, the toilet flush will become exceedingly slow, and it will be impossible to remove them.
You have to hire a plumber and cleaned, which is very expensive. As a result, make it a habit to use this method once or twice after a week.
Option NO2. Descale a Toilet Jet with Muriatic Acid
A muriatic acid is a dilution form of Hydrogen Chloride Acid. It is another best option to clean limescale from toilet jets.
Muriatic acid has plus point in that it can kill mold and bacteria at the same time.
You need some precautions before working with Muriatic Acid
- The toilet should be well ventilated
- Reach out to pets, seniors, and children away while doing the cleaning
- Protect your eye from Muriatic Acid, so wear eyeglass
- Use Heavy-duty protection gloves and a Respirator.
Material You Need to go Further Process
- Good Quality Muriatic Acid
- Baking Soda
- Toilet Brush
- Tissue paper or Cotton
- Duct Tape
- Stop the water supply to the tank
- Put all protective measures, like eyeglass, gloves, respirator, etc.
- Time to dilute the acid with water
- One cup of Muriatic acid and 10 portions or above half bucket of water
- Pour the mixture slowly into the overflow tube by the funnel and below too
- Stick all duct tape over the siphon jet and flush once
- Muriatic Acid breaks down all crystals sediments.
- You can set it for either two hours or overnight.
- After the following time come and add baking soda overflow tube, bowl, etc.
- Then allow the mixture to become neutral.
- Then flush completely two to three times.
Note That– While using Muriatic Acid, the solution pH balance is Acidic. An acidic solution is not suitable for the septic tank.
Acid kills the good bacteria and enzymes, which are responsible for the breakdown of human waste.
So before flushing down, make sure to add Baking soda until the solution converts neutral. Now how do you know, that the solution pH is neutral?
When adding baking soda, you can observe the bubble’s formation. These bubbles form until the pH is acidic. After adding some amounts of baking soda into the solution, it stops producing bubbles- this is a neutral solution and safe for the septic tank.
However, don’t overdo it with the baking soda. Otherwise, it will overflow. Add little quantity at a time.
Although, you can check My Details Guide on How to use Muriatic Acid while cleaning the Toilet and Siphon.
Can you use CLR to clean toilet Jets?
Yes. You can use CLR to clean Toilet Jets.
- Shut down the water supply and flush the toilet completely
- Stick Duct tape over the jets
- Pour CLR into the overflow tube via a funnel.
- Half flush the toilet, all CLR come down and stuck by the duct tape.
- Leave for 30 minutes, remove the tape and flush the toilet.
CLR is a commercial product that easily removes hard-to-hard mineral calcium deposits.
Final Thought- While you Remove Limescale or Minerals from Toilet Jets
Limescale is now the most common issue in American countries. Limescale buildup occurs as a result of hard water, where minerals increase their limit.
Hard water minerals like iron, calcium, and manganese, other salt crystals.
Prolong accumulation leads to small crystal particles sedimenting at the base of the toilet, siphon jets, tank, etc.
To prevent this problem, either change your water softener or increase your filtration rate.
Every two weeks later, a deep clean with simple home hacks can really eliminate all limescale, so you don’t need to buy high-budget commercial products.
I am always doing such things to keep my house clean.
If you love to travel but worry about the toilet getting dirty at those times, check out my another hack to keep your toilet fresh on your vacation in just 5 techniques.
I hope you enjoy my post and apply it to your toilet too. Please return with any toilet-related questions; I am here to help.