The trick to keeping your house clean is “little and often” and if you want to remove limescale from taps this is really good advice. Giving up your entire weekend for cleaning can be a real downer so always attempt bite size chunks when you have a spare moment.
How to remove limescale from taps and shower heads – keep your taps looking like new.
Limescale is the big killer and given half a chance it will destroy your shiny new taps or shower heads in no time given half a chance. In fact, in some parts of the UK limescale will turn a brand new shiny tap into a white encrusted stalactite in just a few months. To remove limescale from taps and shower heads and keep them looking like new, we recommend the following easy solution:
How to remove limescale from taps:
To remove limescale from taps and to keep your taps looking like new, every month, soak an old cloth or paper towel in white wine vinegar solution and wrap it around the tap. The vinegar is acidic but not as harmful or abrasive as the chemical limescale removers you can buy in a supermarket. Get a coffee and read your book for an hour. Then unwrap the cloth and wash all the vinegar away with plenty of fresh water. Tip: An old tooth brush is very useful for removing stubborn stains. Don’t leave it until the limescale has taken too strong a hold on your taps or you will need to resort to expensive and abrasive cleaners. This inexpensive and easy solution will keep your taps looking like new – provided you do it on a regular basis.
How to remove limescale from shower heads:
To remove limescale from shower heads, again you can use the same white wine vinegar solution but this time heat it up in a pan and then put the shower head into the pan for up to an hour. Use an old toothbrush to remove strong stains and repeat if necessary.
Limescale is a natural occurring deposit of salts and minerals that are collected by the water as it passes through the rock. A water softener if fitted in your house will help keep the limescale deposits away or a cheaper (but less effective) alternative is a magnetic limescale remover that you strap to the water pipe to help collect the sediment. These magnetic limescale removers do need replacing regularly though and will struggle in areas where the water is particularly hard (hard meaning having a very high concentration of salts and minerals in the water).
The key to sparkling clean taps and shower heads, free from limescale, is regular treatment – little and often is best.
Summary – how to remove limescale from taps and shower heads.
1. To remove limescale from taps and keep them looking like new, always treat them regularly.
2. Use a white wine vinegar solution (soaked in a cloth or paper towel) which is cheap and less abrasive than chemical limescale removers. It will remove limescale build up easily and without damage.
3. Let the solution soak for up to an hour wrapped in cloth or tissue..
4. You can use the same technique if you want to: remove limescale from taps, remove limescale from toilet, remove limescale from pipes, remove limescale from glass or shower doors.