Lime scale is not aesthetically pleasing, but the worst part about is that it can shorten the lifespan of your appliances, plumbing fixtures etc. It can occur on your kitchen or bathroom faucets, toilets, tubs and appliances and it’s the result of hard water leaving alkaline mineral deposits which can lead to the peeling and corrosion of your appliances and your sanitary ware. Read this article if you want to learn some effective solutions on getting rid of lime scale.
Removing limescale from the kitchen
- Use vinegar to rid your faucets of lime scale
To get rid of the white traces that are found on the sink faucet, use a natural solution: vinegar. Simply soak a clean cloth in vinegar and wrap it around the faucet. Tie it with a rubber band or clip if you want to make sure that it doesn’t go anywhere. After an hour or so, use a cloth or paper towel to clean the faucet. Baking soda is also an effective solution from removing the mineral deposits from your kitchen sink. Use some water to mix baking soda until you create a smooth paste and apply the mixture on the faucet, leaving it for more than an hour. Use a dry cloth to wipe it clean and rinse with water to make it shine.
- Use antacid tablets or vinegar to clean small appliances
Small appliances, such as coffee makers or other devices that use water, are harder to clean but you can still use some natural methods to remove the mineral build-ups. Fill the carafe of the coffee maker with vinegar mixed with water and run it through one or two cycles. Throw out the mixture once the cycle is completed and use a dry cloth to remove any remains. You can also dump a couple of antacid tablets in the water tank that has been previously filled with hot water and run the machine through one cycle.
Removing limescale from the bathroom
- Invest in a water softener
Your bathroom can gather mineral deposits very fast due to the hard water, and no matter how many time you try cleaning your sanitary ware, it’s hard to completely get rid of this problem, unless you purchase a water softener. The water softener when installed in your kitchen or bathroom can remove calcium, magnesium and other minerals that turn your regular water into hard water. Visit your local to shop for an efficient water softener or search online for a model that can take care of all your problems related to mineral deposits.
- Use baking soda and lemon juice to clean your bathroom
To make your bathroom sparkling clean and free of mineral buildups, use a mixture of baking soda and lemon juice on the toilet bowl, shower door and tub and let it set for two hours. Use a brush or cloth to wipe it clean and there you have it, a sparkling clean bathroom.