Pale stains on your bright toilet seat? A horrible sight to behold! It can be extremely annoying to see those yellow stains mar the pristine white toilet seat as they stand out strikingly. This can also be incredibly embarrassing and you never want any guests to catch a glimpse of such a visual.
These stains form when you let the urine build-up for a good while on your seat. Furthermore, as pee stains become difficult and odorous, it takes extra exertion for making the seat clean again. But worry not for we have got you covered. We bring you all the information to answer how to remove urine stains from toilet seats. Read on to find out more.
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Why Toilet Seat Should Always be Clean?
Of course, seeing discoloration on the toilet seat after you try your best to keep your toilet clean can be infuriating especially when the hard stains cause stink. However, what’s alarming is the bacteria in these stains and the dangers it poses for you and your family. These unidentified bacteria bring about diseases like Shigella, E Coli, or Streptococcus, which have dire consequences.
Also, the cleanliness of your toilet is a reflection of you every time someone used your bathroom.
How to Remove Urine Stains from Toilet Seats-Different Methods
Let’s go deeper into how you can deal with these stubborn stains and get your shining toilet back. You can do it easily if you follow the right steps and reduce the hassle.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Solution
Nobody can deny the power of vinegar in cleaning and when you pair it up with baking soda, it becomes a powerful cleaner. These two ingredients save many from clogged drains, tough stains and we recommend it for removing the harsh urine stains. The best part is, these are ingredients every household carries so no additional cost. With this solution, get ready to say adios to unsightly stains.
Things You Need
- A quarter cup of vinegar
- A quarter cup of baking soda
- Some old toothbrushes
- Pieces of clothes
Grab Them Gloves
Before you get to use this solution, gloves are necessary. The urine stains contain harmful bacteria so protect your skin and health. Do not proceed without gloves. While the mixture is safe, it can dry out your skin.
Making the Paste
Put both vinegar and baking soda into a bowl then mix. It is better to use a mixing spoon and when you find the solution getting foamy, do not worry that is the chemical reaction.
With the mixture ready, now it is scrubbing time. Take a toothbrush and dip it in then begin to scrub the urine stains away. You need to put the force into it to get the results. After a round of scrubbing, rinse out a toothbrush and then dip it in the solution again. Let the solution rest on the seat for ten to fifteen minutes and give it time to do its magic.
Close the door for this mixture contains a strong smell.
Take a wet cloth for cleaning off the mixture on the seat. Dampening the cloth is necessary for it will easily wipe off the mixture. Lastly, take a dry cloth and wipe off the wetness. It is crucial to dry your seat for perfect results.
Baking Soda and Tea Tree Oil
For those particular about strong mixture odors, we have good news. Here is a cleaning mixture containing tea tree oil, which will make your bathroom smell aromatic.
Things You Need
- Tea tree oil
- Half cup of baking soda
- Pieces of clothes
Never proceed with cleaning processes without protecting your skin always.
Take ten good-sized specks of tea tree oil with baking soda and put them in the bowl. Mix them properly with a spoon.
Now it is time to use this mixture on the stains. If you like, take a spray bottle and put the mixture in it. Then spray it on the stains and let it sit for a while. Alternatively, you could use your gloved hands to get the mixture on the stain. (Throw the gloves away after usage)
Wipe off the mixture using a damp cloth, but if taking the tea tree oil gets difficult then use detergent to clean it up. Rinse your toilet seat with water and voila!
Toilet Cleaner, Lime and Bleach
We left the trickiest yet powerful method for last. Although, we only recommend this if you are sure you can execute it properly. The items used all highly effective so if the above methods fail to satisfy then you can try this.
Things You Need
- Warm water
- Gloves and mask
- Detergent or soap
- Scrubber brush
- Toilet cleaner
Put on gloves and put the mask on your face. These items are extremely powerful and could damage your skin badly; they also have certain strong smells so cover yourself properly.
Preps before Utilizing Bleach
Many greases or dirt accumulation on the seat will weaken bleach’s effect so it is better to use your usual toilet cleaner and let it evaporate for an hour. You must get the surface ready for bleach.
Now it is time to apply the bleach. You would be happy you put on the mask as bleach has an extremely repulsive smell. Pour a good amount of bleach on the urine stains. Allow it to sit for ten minutes then scrub your seat with the scrubber brush. Quick reminder, no need to be forceful while scrubbing for it could cause scratches.
Get some water for cleaning off the bleach from the toilet seat, or you can get lime for the extra tough yellow stains, too. Ultimately, use warm water for washing off all bleach remains and the toilet. Change up after leaving your bathroom to prevent irritations.
Urine stains can be very unappealing, stubborn, and dangerous to your health. Never let them sit for too long. We hope this article helps you in dealing with this matter. Moreover, our aim was also to help you comprehend how crucial it is to keep your seat and toilet clean.