How To Easily Remove Lime Scale From Your Bathroom
Lime scale, otherwise known as hard water stains or deposits can be a nuisance. They are caused by a build up of the calcium and magnesium found in hard water that's caused by filtering the water through lime. The lime scale gets onto faucets, tiles, toilets and other areas when water is left to evaporate and the hard water minerals are left behind once the water has evaporated. Over time, when the deposits are allowed to build up, you get that crusty, hard scale that can be so difficult to remove. You can try to scrub it, but it just never seems to budge. There are some good simple life hacks and cleaning tips for getting rid of lime scale though that you can put to the test in your own home when you have too much build up happening. You actually don't even need chemical cleaners to get rid of the lime scale in your home. Just some simple white distilled vinegar and borax will do the trick. These two cleaning ingredients are used in many simple life hacks and cleaning tips around the home and they are actually perfect for hard water stains. People use borax powder in their laundry machines with a load of laundry to combat the minerals in the hard water.
You can find both of these natural cleaners at your local grocery store or in a big box store and they are very affordable too. Vinegar can actually replace a lot of your chemical cleaners and it acts like a bleach because it disinfects and deodorizes. Don't worry that your home will be left smelling like vinegar forever either, the smell is pungent at first, but it will eventually fade away after a while. So for these simple life hacks for cleaning lime scale in your bathroom all you'll need is a bucket, scrubbing pad, your white distilled vinegar, borax powder, paper towel, and a spray bottle. You can also use a chemical cleaner like Comet if you don't mind using chemical cleaners, but if you would like to keep it natural, you can substitute the Comet for some baking soda which works as a mildly abrasive cleaner. To get your sink nice and clean, take some of your Comet or baking powder and sprinkle it on a cleaning pad, then with some warm water added to the powder, start scrubbing the entire sink bowl to get all of the grime and soap scum off.
Next, to get the lime scale off of your faucets, just soak some paper towels in some vinegar. Then wrap the faucets in the vinegar soaked paper towel and let it sit for an hour and then remove and scrub any really bad areas with an old toothbrush. Then rinse clean with some warm water and then dry with a clean cloth. If your shower head is really backed up because of hard water deposits, you can also use vinegar to clean them out of there. If you can easily remove your shower head from the wall, then do so and place it in a bucket. Cover the shower head in vinegar and allow it to soak in the vinegar overnight, then the next day just scrub and rinse off the shower head before putting it back in place. If your shower head doesn't come off, just simply put some vinegar into a plastic bag and secure it around the shower head with a rubber band, then allow it to sit overnight. Scrub and rinse off just like with the other cleaning tips. For more of these simple life hacks check out the video from All Clean Housekeeping.***
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