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Clean Green Streaks in Your Toilet Bowl

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    LESLIE: We’re going over to the east coast in Connecticut, where Lisa’s got a problem with the toilet. Hopefully we can help. Tell us what’s going on.

    LISA: What happened was we bought a house that had been sitting around for a while. The builder had renovated it to be able to put it on the market.. So it’s a toilet that hadn’t been flushed for a while. And I think where the water comes in to the toilet may have been leaking a little bit in and leaving three green streak marks.

    LESLIE: On the bowl itself. On the inside.

    LISA: This is inside the bowl of the toilet. Tried using bleach products to – with a toilet cleaner …

    LESLIE: Bleach is actually really bad for the toilets.

    TOM: Yeah, because it affects all of the valves. It makes them leak and crack and stuff like that. Have you tried a product called CLR?

    LESLIE: Calcium, lime, rust?

    LISA: No, I never heard of it.

    TOM: Aw, it’s been around forever.

    LESLIE: It’s great especially if you get like a lime buildup around your showerhead. You can fill a dish with it and just soak it right up into your showerhead and that showerhead will operate like new. It stands for calcium, lime and rust.

    TOM: Yeah, it takes all these bad things that cause the stains in the porcelain fixtures out. It’s really good stuff. You ought to give that a shot. That’ll work.

    OK, Lisa? Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.

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