Prevent Unsightly Rings Around the Toilet

by Chris Bjorklund


Have you ever come back home after a long vacation to just find ugly rings in your toilet bowls just below water lines? You’re tidy and you left everything immaculate as usual. What happened while you and the family were away?

You should not blame your toilet flushing system, its valves and flappers, or anyone else for that matter. The culprit is evaporation. When water evaporates, it leaves these unsightly discolored rings. How can you prevent this from happening next time? Before going away, if you know the toilets will not be used, lift the toilet seat and cover the bowl tightly with a plastic wrap like Saran Wrap. This way, you can avoid the hassle of having to scrub off these ugly water spots when you get back home.