Maid Perfect Explains How to Clean Rust Stains

With just a few supplies and few easy steps, you can clean rust stains from your home.

Submitted by Drew Freemantle for Maid Perfect

Water with a high iron content can cause stains in showers, sinks, fixtures and toilets to the point in which you may have to replace them. This stain can become permanent if it is not removed correctly. For example bleach can actually set this type of stain, so it is important to know what type of chemicals that you can use. Today we will share with you the best way that we have found to remove this kind of stain.

There are several cleaners for the removal of iron or rust stains out there. Some of these are pretty toxic and we really don’t like working with them. We have found Bar Keepers works best for us. As always when you are using any type of chemical, you should make sure that you are in a well ventilated area. Bar Keepers is an ammonia based product so you don’t have to worry about setting the stain.

Removing rust stains in the shower

Maid Perfect faced a tough job when cleaning this severely rust stained shower.
Maid Perfect faced a tough job when cleaning this severely rust stained shower.

What will I need?

  1. Bar Keepers Friend
  2. Blue scrub pad
  3. Big cup or shower with hose in it for rinsing
  4. Small bowl to make a paste out of Bar Keepers

Step 1
Use one part water to two parts Bar Keepers to make a paste in a small container.

Step 2
Work from the top and apply the paste with the blue soft scrub pad to the affected area. Work on small patches and rinse with shower hose or large cup of water until clean.

Removing stains and rings in toilets

After the Maid Perfect staff cleaned this shower with Bar Keepers Friend, it looks nearly brand new.
After the Maid Perfect staff cleaned this shower with Bar Keepers Friend, it looks nearly brand new.

 

What will I need?

  1. Non-bleach toilet bowl cleaner or Bar Keepers
  2. Scouring stick

Step 1
Clean the toilet the best you can with a non-bleach toilet bowl cleaner.

Step 2
Use a Scouring stick to get rid of any rings inside the toilet.

We at Maid Perfect hope this has helped you. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call 360-402-6248 or visit our website. Maid Perfect is a residential and commercial cleaning company that has been serving the Olympia, Lacey and Tumwater areas for over eight years. Check out Maid Perfect on Facebook.

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