How to Remove Hard Water Stains in a Toilet

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Hard water can quickly build up on faucets, showers, sinks, and toilets and over time can leave rust and scale stains that are very unsightly and often extremely difficult to remove.

Nowhere is this more problematic than in a toilet, which sees a lot of use and holds standing water constantly. While there are many commercial cleaning products that can remove hard water stains in the toilet, several household products can be just as effective and will rid your bowl of the dreaded ring without harsh chemicals.

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