Rust stains in and on your home’s plumbing fixtures and appliances can undermine the aesthetics of your home. Rust stains typically happen on various plumbing fixtures and installations over time. Some of the most affected plumbing fixtures will include sinks, toilets and even bathtubs. These fixtures are typically affected by rust stains due to the frequent contact with water that each one will have and it especially shows off also due to the fact that most of these fixtures are composed of white porcelain. You most likely already have rust stains on some of your plumbing fixtures. Sinks and bathtubs will typically have rust stains around the trap.
Rust stains can also happen because of corroded pipes and fixtures. It could also be very well due to a corroded hot water heater that is rusting from the inside out. Another reason for rust stains could be because the water is iron-rich. Iron-rich water is pretty much harmless for drinking purposes but it can cause staining on porcelain sinks, tubs, and toilets. Rust stains are not very easy to remove at times but you can get rid of them by making use of the following methods:
Use an Abrasive Scouring Pad
To help remove rust stains from stained surfaces purchase an abrasive scouring pad. A standard sponge just will not do the trick. You can find some sponges that do have an abrasive scouring pad and that would be the sponges that have one side that has a rough surface that is typically green; this is an abrasive scouring pad. There are also special scouring pads that are designed for helping remove rust-stains. The advantage of using a scouring pad is due to the fact that you will not need to use any chemicals and scouring pads are not that expensive and readily available.
Use Pumice to Scrub the Surface
Another option at helping removing rust-stains from porcelain is to use a pumice stick or scrub. There are special pumice products that are made specifically for removing rust stains from plumbing fixtures that are made of porcelain. Pumice is volcanic rock that is rather quite popular when for cleaning because of its scouring capabilities. However, when using pumice you will need to use quite a bit of elbow grease in order to make use of it. Pumice is also a very good option and cost-effective method due to the fact that you can use it multiple times.
Try Lemon Juice and Salt
You can also attempt to remove rust stains with natural solutions such as lemon juice and salt. You will need to mix the lemon juice with the salt in order to create a nice thick paste. Apply the paste to the surface and let is sit for awhile before you begin to scrub out the rust stains. It is best used with tubs and kitchen sinks.
If All Else Fails, Use Commercial Chemical Detergents
If the above does not do the trick then you may have to result to commercially available chemical detergents to try and remove the rust stains. However, you should be extremely careful when purchasing these commercial chemical detergents in order to avoid products that can be harmful. If you are not sure what you should use you can always give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing a call and ask for advice on what detergents you should and can use for your home’s plumbing fixtures.
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