More than ever, I am finding health and safety managers are restricting the use of hazardous chemicals and traditional industrial cleaning supplies. Many facilities are no longer able to keep chemicals like bleach or HCl acid bowl cleaners on the premises. The obvious reason is the damage that misuse of these chemicals can cause.
We’ve all heard the horror stories of the custodian who spilled bleach on carpet or splashed acid bowl cleaner on the expensive marble tiles in the bathroom. Banning these products may seem like the answer, but how do we replace their effectiveness?
In communities where hard water is an issue, I often hear of customers’ struggles to keep their toilet bowls clean and bright. The most common complaint is that without a strong acid, they can’t remove the toilet bowl ring at the water line. Sure, a safety acid bowl cleaner is a great industrial cleaning supply for day-to-day cleaning, but what about facilities that only get cleaned once per week?
Use a Pumice Stone to Remove Toilet Bowl Rings
Here’s Scotty to the rescue with another awesome cleaning tip — use a pumice stone!
Yes, that’s right! I’m talking about the very same pumice stone that people have been using for years on their feet to eliminate roughness. Sounds harsh doesn’t it? Maybe even a little scary! But don’t worry — it isn’t at all.
I’ve used the pumice stone on a variety of porcelain bowls and have never had an issue. The good folks at Glen Martin Limited even have a specially designed pumice stone with a handle so you never have to put your hand in the toilet water. The perfect solution!
So, how does it work?
Cleaning Your Toilets with a Pumice Stone — The Right Way
The key is to submerge the pumice stone into the water. This will soften the stone so that it doesn’t scratch.
Once wet, simply rub the stone over the line and erase it the same way you would erase pencil from paper. In less than a minute you can completely eliminate all signs of those pesky rings and you don’t have to worry about upsetting your health and safety manager because it is completely safe!
What’s your experience with stubborn toilet bowl rings? Let’s chat on social media! You can follow me on Twitter and Facebook. For all other enquiries, feel free to contact the great team at Glen Martin Limited, a proud distributor of janitorial supplies in Barrie and surrounding areas.
‘Til next time, keep it clean!