Whenever I have moved into a new apartment, they place is always immaculate, which is expected. There is never a hint of toilet bowl mold under the rim. You can look and it is pristine. I figured when they cleaned those places they used some kind of industrial chemicals or perhaps a special machine to clean it.
Anyway, I typically use a toilet tablet and those clorox toilet wand things. I try and scrub those areas as best as I can, but eventually there will be a fair amount of mold there.
Recently I was visiting a house and had to pee. I look the the toilet and under the rim and it is immaculate.
So my only conclusion is that there must be some kind of secret technique to get rid of the mold on a regular basis. Can someone clue me in?
There is an amazing toilet bowl cleaner called The Works. You want to work with it very carefully, because it’ll destroy lots of non-porcelain surfaces. There is no mold, rust, lime, scale, or any other porcelain bathroom stain that it will not eliminate.
Easy to find in stores here on the east coast at Giant, Safeway, Lowe’s etc.
This is not a mineral problem. It is black mold. If none of you have experienced this, then don’t clean your toilet for a month. Or perhaps it something that only grows in florida. I have no idea. It always appears after a while. If you do not clean a toilet for a long time then it will appear at the water line which is fairly easy to remove. However, if you look under the rim (not the lid, but the part where the water comes out ) then there will be mold there. I took a picture of it.
As mentioned before, bleach is the universal mold killer. Its what they use primarily to de mold a basement after a sewage flood. It will do the job on toilet mold. If you want to avoid constant issues do as greatatlantic recommended and get some of those Clorox tank drop ins with bleach. That will help keep it under control between cleanings. The Works is great for nuke it from orbit type problems but if you maintain your toilet properly, you dont need to use something so harsh and aggressive.
Having pretty grody hard water myself, I will say that the little drop-in bleach tablets don’t do much for it at all, sadly. Everything in my bathroom slowly turns lurid orange without regular scrubbing. . .