If a plumber, from a company like Clark's Plumbing & Heating Corp, is coming to your home because of a toilet problem, you should take time to clean it first. This is out of courtesy for them, as the last thing they want to see is a dirty and nasty toilet. Below are different ways you can get it sparkling so your plumber can start with a clean slate.

Pumice Stones

Pumice stones work great to get a toilet sparkling. You can purchase these stones at most home improvement stores.

Fill a bowl up with warm water and soak the pumice stone in it. When using it, the surface of the stone needs to be wet at all times. If it is not, it could scratch the toilet. Use a rubber glove and scrub any stains. It will take some muscle to do this. Remember to keep it wet as you go, and keep scrubbing until all the stains are gone.

When you are finished and your toilet is clean, use a fragrant toilet bowl cleaner to clean it as you normally would, and then flush the toilet.

Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol works great for cleaning your toilet, as well as deodorizing it. Pour rubbing alcohol into a spray bottle. You do not need to mix water with it, as you need to use it at full strength. Start by spraying it around the toilet bowl ring, and then all over the inside of the toilet. Let it soak for 15 minutes, and then use your toilet bowl cleaner brush to wash your toilet. As you wash it, the stains should go away.


The carbonation in soda can eat away at stains. Simply pour one can of soda into your commode. Let it sit for a couple of hours, scrub the toilet with a toilet bowl brush, and then flush.

Denture Tablets

Denture tablets are something else that will clean and remove stains from your toilet. Drop one tablet into the toilet bowl, and let it sit for five minutes. After this time, use the toilet bowl brush to wipe down the toilet, and then flush it. 


Put full-strength white distilled vinegar in a spray bottle. Squirt your regular toilet bowl cleaner under the rim and the rest of the toilet, and then spray the vinegar generously on top of it. Let it sit for five minutes, and scrub it with a brush.

Your plumber will appreciate starting out with a clean toilet bowl. This will save time, because in most cases they would clean it themselves before they started their work.