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Posted on Thursday 25th May 2017 by James Roberts
Do you want to remove limescale from your bathroom but harsh abrasives and industrial chemicals are off your wish list? Intensive cleaners on the supermarket shelves contain strong chemicals that can be bad for your skin, lungs and the planet. So, let our experts introduce you to the world of stain removal the natural way.
Limescale may well wreak havoc in your bathroom but you can say goodbye to these stubborn stains in a flash if you follow our top tips!
If you enjoy admiring a gleaming bathroom as much as we do, you could try scrubbing your limescale away, but this will require plenty of elbow grease and you’re highly likely to damage the surface underneath. The most effective way in which to remove this milky white deposit is to apply an acid, which will soften and dissolve it. However, you need to keep the acid in contact with the surface long enough for it work and make sure it’s not going to react with the material you put it onto.
So, for those of you who you prefer to clean the eco way, why not look at some of the most effective, harmless solutions, which could already be in your home? Lemon juice has been a firm favourite for stain removal for centuries while vinegar, another common kitchen staple, is renowned for its ability to remove tough limescale stains without the hard work associated with limescale removal.
For limescale build-up around a bathroom tap:
If your showerhead is clogged out with limescale, it’s a simple process to remove it:
If you have an old enamel bath, it may be time to invest in a new one! Even a natural acid, such as vinegar, can damage this surface. In fact, this mild homemade cleaner would need a spot test on a stone bath too, because if you leave it on for too long, it may damage the finish. Luckily for acrylic tub homeowners, acrylic is more robust and withstand stronger cleaning materials:
There are plenty of non-abrasive ways of cleaning limescale stains from a toilet, including vinegar! It couldn’t be easier to use vinegar to clean away those ugly limescale scales from your toilet:
Did you know if you pour a can of fizzy coke over your toilet bowl to remove hard water marks and limescale?
Did you know that white wine can be used as an eco-friendly cleaning agent for shower doors?
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