Limescale is a mineral deposit that builds up on sinks, faucets, shower heads, shower doors, toilets and tubs. It is a nuisance, but you can easily carry out Limescale removal and avoid further build up by purchasing an effective Limescale reomver, or by following these simple and easy steps. You will need a rubber gloves, heavy duty cleaner, washing detergent, sponge/scrubber, paper towel, white vinegar, bucket, borax, toilet brush, and a spray bottle.
Limescale Removal on all Bathroom Items
Before you begin cleaning make sure to leave the window or door open for ventilation as the cleaning solution fumes can be toxic and overwhelming.
Step 1 – Put on the rubber gloves for protection
Step 2 – Sink – Clean the sink with a heavy duty cleaner made especially for Limescale removal. Follow the instructions on the label to avoid any accidents when working with chemicals.
Step 3- Faucets – You can carry out Limescale removal on your faucets by soaking the paper towels in the white vinegar. Cover the faucets with the soaked paper towels and allow it to sit for an hour before removing and rinsing it off with water.
Step 4 – Shower head- Open the clogged showerhead by first removing the head. Then fill a bucket with enough vinegar to cover the showerhead and let it soak overnight. Rinse it off and reattached it back the next day.
Step 5 – Shower door- Mix together two cups of water and half a cup of white vinegar into the spray bottle. Spray the solution onto the front and back of the shower doors and let it stand for 30 minutes. Dip the sponge in water and wipe down the doors and remove the vinegar. Wipe the shower doors clean with paper towels.
Step 6 – Toilets – Toilet Limescale removal can be carried out by flushing the toilet clean and pour in a solution of half vinegar and half borax. Leave it for two hours before scrubbing the toilet with a toilet brush. Add three cups of undiluted vinegar into the toilet and scrub it clean. White vinegar can also act as a preventative so pouring some into the toilet tank will keep the limescale deposits away.
Step 7 – Tubs – Remove limescale from the bath by first filling the tub ¼ with hot water and a little bit of washing detergent and allow it to stand for 20 to 25 minutes. Clean the surface of the tub with the sponge before draining the tub.
Thoroughly rinse out the tub with water and spray white vinegar mixture onto the limescale effected area. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then scrub the limescale out and rinse it again with water.
Step 8 – Problem areas – Fill a spray bottle with two cups of water and half a cup of white vinegar. Spray the mixture on general problem areas and let it sit for an hour before rinsing.
Step 9 – Prevention – Hard water is the villain that causes the build-up of mineral deposits. Invest in a water softener which works by removing hard minerals such as calcium and lime. During the softening or conditioning process those hard minerals are replaced by soft minerals which does not clog up your pluming and prevents the occurrence of limescale stains.