Is There Limescale In Your Bathroom?

Limescale is a hard, chalk-like deposit made up of calcium and magnesium.

It is left behind when hard water evaporates. You will usually find it in the bathroom, in the kitchen, and most likely in a kettle. However, it is difficult to get rid of meaning most people tend to leave it.

We have some tips on how to effectively get rid of limescale. One thing you will definitely need? Elbow grease!

Naturally Remove Limescale

One way to remove limescale is to use the natural acid that occurs in vinegar. White vinegar is ideal, whereas balsamic vinegar will not work.

Exposing the limescale to vinegar for a few hours will wear away at the hard coating, making the remnants easy to rinse away. However, you may find it difficult to get the vinegar to stay around the plugs or taps.

One way to ensure the vinegar remains around the taps is to cover the soddened area in cling film, and then leave it for a couple of hours. The vinegar should remain in place.

Another way is to use a sandwich bag. Place the vinegar within and secure the sandwich bag over the tap so it submerges the metal and the limescale.

Other Ways To Remove The Substance

Another way to get rid of limescale is to use descaling agents that can be bought at local supermarkets. These can be sprayed onto the surface of taps and plugs and left for a number of hours before being rinsed off. Be sure to check the instructions for the correct usage.

Acidic agents are often corrosive, meaning rubber gloves, protective eyewear and protective clothing may be required.

Once the limescale has been removed, you should wipe down and rinse off all surfaces to ensure the area is fully cleaned. You can keep on top of any future build-up too!


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