Are You Still Dealing With Lime Scale and Water Marks In Your Bathroom Without Success?

Anyone that lives in an area with hard water knows how difficult it is to remove lime scale buildup and watermarks in the bathroom.

Even in a clean bathroom the unsightly mineral buildup and stains in the sink, toilet, tub, shower and on the tiles and fixtures caused by hard water makes it look dirty.

If you have hard water, you know that lime scale deposits are so hard that you think you need a chisel to remove it.

Get Rid of Limescale Buildup in Your Bathroom

One way to eliminate this problem is by installing a water softener but that does not get rid of the lime scale buildup and watermarks that are already there.

Here are 7 ways to remove the lime scale from your bathroom.

  1. Showers and Tiles – Use a heavy-duty gel cleaner made specifically for removing lime scale buildup.

    Avoid abrasive cleaners as they can scratch tile, porcelain, and other finishes.

    Be sure to leave the window or bathroom door open for ventilation and wear rubber gloves.

    Use a damp cloth or sponge and apply the cleaner to the tiles, shower door and other surfaces. Leave it on for the length of time the manufacturer suggests and then rinse thoroughly.

  2. Soak the showerhead in white vinegar for a few hours to remove lime scale buildup.

    Get Rid of Limescale Buildup on Your Showerhead
  3. Sinks – You can use the same heavy-duty gel cleaner on your bathroom sink and faucet.

    Use an old, soft toothbrush to apply the cleaner behind and around the faucet. Use warm water to rinse it thoroughly.

  4. Toilet – There are several liquid and gel cleaners for removing lime scale made specifically for toilets.

    Put this around under the rim and on the scale, leave it for the suggested length of time, scrub with a toilet brush, and then flush a few times.

  5. For toilets, you can also use a mixture of half borax and half vinegar. Drain the toilet bowl, apply the mixture to the lime scale and leave it on for a few hours before removing.

  6. Another solution for removing lime scale buildup and water marks is taking an empty spray bottle and filling it with a half cup of white distilled vinegar and two cups of water.

    Spray this on all the problem areas and wait for an hour or so but be sure not to let it dry. Spray again if necessary.

    Rinse all the problem areas with warm water and repeat if necessary.

  7. If the lime scale buildup is very heavy, soak some extra-strength paper towels in white distilled vinegar or all-purpose bathroom cleaner.

    Drain the toilet and line the bowl with these soaked paper towels.

    Do the same with the sink and shower if necessary.

    Leave them for several hours but add more vinegar or cleaner if the paper towel starts to dry out. Remove the paper towels, discard, and scrub with a stiff brush.

    Rinse thoroughly with warm water.



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