We’ve all seen those off-white chalky spots that can deposit on the bathtub, taps or shower doors. Water is to blame, which has a high level of minerals, usually calcium or magnesium. And the minerals remain after the water dries, leaving unsightly residues behind. Here is how you can get rid of limescale in the bathroom.
Limescale leaves behind deposits that are difficult to clean, which is why we waste time when it comes to cleaning. And maybe even money, because we’re being tempted to buy products that promise to get rid of this problem quickly.
Some products that are safe for fiberglass bathtubs, for example, are not suitable for for the ones made of marble (and vice versa). Do not combine chemicals because they can have dangerous reactions.
You can get rid of limescale in the bathroom with white vinegar. Why vinegar? Well, white vinegar is a very strong acid, while limestone is alkaline, which dissolves when comes in contact with acids. For this reason, lemon juice will do the same and will help you remove limestone.
What should you do? Heat the vinegar (but not to the boiling point) and follow the instructions below.
Cleaning the shower doors:
Make a paste of vinegar, baking soda and water. Apply the paste on the doors and let it act for 30 minutes or even an hour. Then remove the paste with a soft cloth and rinse.
Cleaning the shower heads:
Dip the shower head in a 50/50 solution of water and vinegar for an hour. Then rinse.
Cleaning the taps:
If limescale occurred on the taps and the water no longer has the same flow, then it’s time to get to cleaning. You can do the same as with shower head. Carefully disassemble the tap. Rub the end of the tap with toothpaste then apply the vinegar. Because a chemical reaction occurs, you will notice bubbles. Once they are gone, about an hour later, rinse and assemble the tap.
Cleaning the bathtub:
The use of chemicals can affect the bathtub, but the use of white vinegar or lemon juice can help you get rid of limestone. You need a spray container, a cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of lemon juice. Mix the vinegar and the lemon juice, pour the concoction in the spray bottle and sprinkle the solution obtained on limestone stains. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes. Rub the stains with a soft brush and remove the limestone with a sponge. Continue to apply the solution on the stubborn stains until you get the desired result.
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