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Clean White Build-Up Inside a Toilet

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    LESLIE: Winifred in New Mexico, you are on The Money Pit. What can we do for you?

    WINIFRED: Yeah, I have a problem with a commode in my bathroom. It’s black and I’ve noticed a heavy, white buildup around the top of the water (inaudible). Wonder if you can help me get rid of that.

    TOM: Yeah, that’s a mineral deposit, Winifred. And you can get rid of that. It’s simply a matter of cleaning it. There’s a product out there that works well. It’s called CLR. It stands for calcium, lime, rust. And it’s a good cleaner and it breaks down those minerals and will really restore it back to the original porcelain.

    LESLIE: Would you pour it in there or would you add it to the toilet brush and scrub with it or would you flush it down?

    TOM: What I would do is I would put some in the toilet water and I would, you know, sort of scrub it around with a toilet brush; let it sit for a while. And it’ll melt all those mineral salts away.

    WINIFRED: Alright, I do appreciate that.

    TOM: You’re welcome, Winifred. Thanks so much for calling us at 1-888-MONEY-PIT.

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