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How to remove limescale, effective and do-it-yourself remedies to remove limescale from taps, bathroom fixtures, shower cubicles, metal, washing machines and water heaters. Advice on how to prevent its occurrence. The recipe for a good DIY natural descaler.
For remove limescale from taps, tiles, appliances and any place of passage and storage of water, we can use various descaling products that we find on the market. These products are more or less effective, however they are harmful to the environment!
Fortunately, for delete the limestone they can be exploited natural remediesisdo-it-yourselfwhich can be just as effective.
On this page we will see how to prepare a good DIY descaler able to be, at the same time, effective and respectful for the environment. Its environmental impact is anything but negative, in addition to the fact that it does not damage the parts to be treated.
Among the useful ingredients to make ours natural anti-limescale do it yourself we find vinegar, lemon, tomato and, in part, sodium bicarbonate.
Let's see in detail how to remove limescale resorting to this natural anti-limescale do it yourself.
Do-it-yourself natural descaler
Here are the ingredients to prepare the natural DIY anti-limescale, excellent remedies forremove limescalefrom any surface, even the most delicate.
- Distilled water (excellent that of the conditioner)
How to remove limescale with the do-it-yourself anti-limescale
- Take a small bowl and pour 250 ml of hot water into it.
- Add 250 ml of vinegar, two tablespoons of salt, 50 grams of baking soda and two tablespoons of lemon juice.
- Mix all the ingredients well and transfer the mixture into an airtight jar: it must be a rather creamy mixture.
- Let the product rest for 2 days.
- Once this is done, it will be possible to remove the limestone from any surface.
How to remove limescale with DIY descaling cream
- Take the mixture and put it on the surfaces affected by the limestone, first making sure that the surface to be treated is completely dry: the amount of product must be such as to cover the entire affected surface
- Let it rest for about twenty minutes
- After the exposure time, rub the surface with the brush, following circular movements, until it is smooth to the touch: if the surface to be cleaned is rather delicate, such as a tub or a fiberglass shower, use a brush with soft bristles.
- Remove everything with a damp sponge and put more compound, leave on for 10 minutes
- After the time has elapsed, rinse the surface with a solution made of 20% water and vinegar
How to remove limescale from the toilet
To eliminate limescale deposits in the toilet bowl, prepare a mixture of 50 g of powdered borax and 300 ml of white vinegar and pour it into the toilet. Let it act for at least a couple of hours and then let the waste water go down.
How to remove limescale from faucets and sinks
To avoid the accumulation of limestone in the future, just get into the habit of removing, with a dry and soft cloth or sponge, the excess water that settles on the taps and in the sink. In practice you will have to dry the surfaces after each use. It is true that it isa bit annoying, however, if you do not want to install a water softener, it is the only solution you have.
The same goes for the shower enclosure. Those who do not want to dry the glass every time they wash, can clean the windows in the shower box with a silicone-based water repellent product. Of course, it is not at all environmentally friendly but it will reduce the maintenance to be dedicated to the shower cubicle by preventing the formation of limescale deposits.
How to remove limescale from household appliances
Washing machine and water heater are the appliances most exposed to the dangers of limescale. Thelimestonein fact, not only can it clog the washing machine drum but it can also damage the filter. In addition, the limestone is complicit in high bills because it piles up onelectric resistance of washing machine and electric boilerso as to make the water heating operation more expensive.
Limestone and water heater, how to deal with the problem
You will have to periodically disassemble and clean the resistance. For cleansing you can use our natural remedy. For instructions on how to disassemble the water heater resistance clogged with limescale, we refer you to the pagehow to replace the resistance of the water heater.
Limescale and washing machine, how to solve the problem
As stated, thelimestoneit can be deposited in the drum and in the metal parts of the washing machine but the real problem here is also in the resistance. Also in this case we can provide you with a specific guide to remove limescale from the washing machine. In the articlewashing machine filter cleaningwe provide you with all the useful information for remove limescale from the resistance, from the drum and filter of the washing machine.