Add Vinegar to your Toilet Tank and Watch What Happens When You Pull the Chain

We must admit the toilet and its tank are probably the most unpleasant things to clean, but with this vinegar's trick, bad days are gone!


Everyone tries to keep their home clean and hygienic, especially in places where our body is most vulnerable to bacteria. Cleansers and disinfectants are not always worth it, so it is helpful to know which alternatives can help achieve the best results.

Fortunately, there is a simple but effective way to help make the bathroom cleaner and safer.

What you should do: To clean the external dirt and disinfect the toilet, use  vinegar and all ingredients above.

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  • A glass of 9% vinegar
  • Baking soda or iodine solution

Combine With Soda (Greater Effect)

Heat a glass of vinegar at 40 ° C, then mix with the soda (iodine). For 200 g (7 oz.) Of vinegar, you will need 1 tablespoon of soda. If you use iodine, the proportion is one-to-one. Add the resulting mixture into the toilet tank and leave it for several hours. It is best to do it in the evening so that the solution stays in the tank all night long. To improve the result, you can repeat the process several times.

Use Without Soda

Empty the water tank and turn off the tap. Wipe the inner surface of the tank with a dry cloth and apply a damp cloth with vinegar to the stained area. After 2 to 6 hours, you can clean the dirt with a scraper (not metal).

Vinegar’s Properties

  • Dissolves limestone
  • Cleans rust on metal parts
  • By evaporating, vinegar removes unpleasant odors
  • Dissolves kidney stones
  • Kills Shigella bacteria (causative agent of dysentery)

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