How to Clean a Toilet Bowl Rim

Out of sight, out of mind may work for many things but not for your toilet rim. This is because dirt, grime and limescale can make the wet, dark lip of your toilet their home. This can grow downwards and become unsightly if not cleaned properly and regularly. Not only this, but limescale and dirt build-up can block the water jets and reduce the amount of water that comes through from the tank. Thanks to the power of Harpic, you’ll be able to clean under the toilet rim and tackle any nasties in your toilet rim quickly and efficiently.

What you’ll need to clean your toilet rim

Here’s what you’ll need to clean your toilet rim:


How to clean toilet rim stains

Unfortunately, all sorts of stains like limescale and grime can linger under the toilet rim, which can end up blocking your toilet jets. With Harpic Germ and Stain Blaster you can remove marks and dirt easily with the specially designed bent bottleneck, to get into those hard to reach places. Plus, it leaves your toilet smelling fresh, too!

Before you attempt to clean your toilet rimholes, open any windows or doors to ensure the room is well ventilated. Then, follow the steps below:

  1. Press the sides of the cap on your Harpic Germ and Stain Blaster and twist counter-clockwise to open.
  2. Position the nozzle directly under the rim of the toilet bowl and squeeze the bottle for a full, deep clean.
  3. Allow the solution to spread and leave for 20 minutes.
  4. Scrub the stain with the toilet brush and flush.
  5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 and scrub with an old toothbrush to clean toilet rim jets and give them a good scrub. You may need a handheld mirror to see the jets clearly.

Or, why not go straight to the source with a Harpic Flushmatic. It’s the perfect in-cistern toilet cleaner that helps prevent scaling ofand prevent stain build-up while maintaining the hygiene of the toilet. Flush after flush. Just drop the block into the cistern away from the water inlet. Then, wait 10 minutes before the first flush and replace it when the blue colour disappears from your water. For more information on in-cistern cleaning, check out how to clean your toilet tank for more handy tips and tricks.

Your toilet rim is a vital part of your toilet as it connects the tank to the bowl. If the water doesn’t flow out of it properly it can hinder the full removal of your water and waste at the bottom of the toilet. Incorporating a thorough clean with Harpic’s specially designed toilet products is the best way to remove limescale from your toilet rim and stop bacteria from spreading.