If you are unsure of what limescale is, then it can be simply defined as calcium carbonate which is a chalky white deposit which is found on taps, pipes, inside kettles, boilers and other water based items. This occurs in homes where there is a lot of hard water which causes the deposits to form over time. What basically happens is when the hard water evaporates, the limescale is what is left behind. This can actually be hard to clean and can seriously wreak damage in your home. So, with that said, we will be looking at a few ways that you can get rid of it.
Before you go to the hardware and purchase a limescale remover, you should know that there are many products around the home that you can use. One of the best ingredients is simply vinegar and water. In order to get rid of limescale around your taps, simply apply some vinegar to a damp cloth and wipe. It is best to soak the area with vinegar over night if the limescale is particularly hard to remove. If it is still difficult to remove after soaking, then you can reapply vinegar and scrub it with a toothbrush or other scrubbing apparatus.
Next, if you have limescale build up in your pipe or shower head that is obstructing the flow of water, then you can also use vinegar to dissolve it. All you need to do is fill a plastic bag with vinegar and use a rubber band or string to tie around the spout. You need to ensure that the shower head is completely submerged in the vinegar and then allow it to soak for a couple of hours or overnight.
If you don’t have any vinegar, then you can also use lime to remove limescale. All you have to do is squeeze the juice of a few limes and apply it in the same way as you did with the vinegar. This is a great alternative if you don’t have vinegar on hand or don’t like the smell of vinegar. You don’t even have to squeeze the juice out of the lime if you are cleaning surfaces such as the shower walls or doors. All you have to do is cut the lime in half and rub it on the surface.
In closing, we have just looked at some of the best and easiest ways to quickly get rid of limescale. Of course, if you do not want to have to deal with cleaning up and getting rid of the limescale deposit build ups, then you can prevent it from ever happening. To do this, you can install a whole house water softener to remove those elements from the water. If you are renting, then you can get a water softener shower head and things for your faucets. In fact, there are a lot of good home water softeners on the market for both renters and home owners.