The two things that are the biggest waste of money are bleach tablets and blue dye cleaners.

These two products are the worst thing in the world for your toilet bowl, because they don’t work.  The number one thing that bleach tablets do are ruIn the inside rubber parts inside your tank.  They are too highly concentrated, and stay in one place for too long a period.  They will dissolve the integrity of your flapper and other parts.  In my opinion of the past 35 years of repairing plumbing bleach tablets contribute a major water loss.  Because of irregular shaped flappers caused by bleach tablets, tend to allow water to leak by therefore wasting water.  Bleach tablets are highly concentrated and are a waste of money.

The blue dye that some people put in their tanks causes a lot of problems also.  All this does is mask with color to cover up any line deposits or iron deposits inside your bowl.  Another thing that causes you to spend more money is that this product will coagulate and stop up the Jets under the rim of the bowl, reducing the water flow in making the toilet difficult to siphon or flush properly.

What I recommend, that works well is distilled white vinegar.  As far as your toilet to keep it clean inside the bowl.  Use 1 cup of white distilled vinegar and poor inside your toilet tank, also pour half of that cup in to the overflow, which is the small, round pipe that stands up in the middle of the tank .  This allows the vinegar to circulate inside the rim and keep the water Jets clean and by doing this allows the vinegar to enter the bowl and the natural acids will dissolve lime and other deposits, when used on a regular basis at least once a month.

Other tips about vinegar and its usage.

Wine stains — spots caused by wine can be removed from 100% cotton, cotton polyester and permanent press fabric if done so within 24 hours.

Bathtub, film, shower doors, unclog showerheads, cleaning stainless steel .

We’ll see you next week with another tip from HPC.