Coca-Cola is a popular soda known for its distinctive taste and effervescent texture. But did you know that it can also be used to clean your toilet?
The science behind it
According to an article in Reader's Digest UK, a can of Coca-Cola can effectively remove lime scale deposits in the toilet. Lime scale can be a common issue, especially in areas with hard water.
These deposits can result in a dull and discolored surface that may be difficult to clean with regular cleaning agents. So, how does Coca-Cola work to remove lime scale?
It's all due to a combination of ingredients in the beverage, including phosphoric acid and carbonic acid. These acids can effectively dissolve lime scale, leaving a cleaner surface in your toilet.
How to do it
Open a can of Coca-Cola and pour it into the toilet, covering the lime scale deposits.
Let the Coca-Cola sit in the toilet for at least an hour to allow the acids to work on the lime scale.
Use a toilet brush to scrub the surface clean.
Flush the toilet thoroughly with water.
A word of caution
It's important to note that using Coca-Cola for toilet cleaning should only be a temporary solution. It's still best to use regular cleaning agents specifically designed to remove lime scale and be gentle on toilet surfaces. Moreover, you should not replace regular toilet cleaning with Coca-Cola. Maintaining a regular cleaning routine is crucial for keeping your toilet hygienic and bacteria-free.
In summary, using Coca-Cola to remove lime scale deposits in the toilet can be a practical and surprising solution to a common bathroom problem.
Watch the trick unfold in the video below