Rub an eraser on a faucet: the ingenious solution to a common problem

Limescale on bathroom taps is a very common problem. To remedy this, most people invest in expensive products. However, there are cheaper and sometimes even unusual methods, like the one we will reveal to you today.

Tap with scale

How to remove scale from the faucet with an eraser?

When combined with hard water, soap often causes sediment to build up on bathroom faucets. Regular cleaning is necessary to banish scale from this area. However, sometimes some unsightly stains persist on the surface of the faucet. How to overcome this problem? We discovered an unusual cleaning trick on the Tik Tok social network. You will only need a regular eraser to remove limescale stains and restore shine to the faucet. Yes, yes, it’s exactly what you find in a school kit or a desk drawer. Does this seem strange to you? Yet, this trick is so judicious that it has gone viral among Internet users!

How to remove sediment from the faucet? All you have to do is rub the rubber on the faucet. It will quickly remove remaining soap scum and limescale stains. Although the rubber is abrasive, by handling it gently, your faucet will not be scratched and will quickly get rid of any dirt.

Clean faucet

Clean tap – Source: spm

Remove limescale with white vinegar 

Here is another useful tip for removing limescale from any surface.

It is a simple, fast and economical solution: the main ingredient is none other than white vinegar. You surely already know that this natural product is renowned for its cleansing, stain removing and whitening properties. It is also an infallible weapon against limescale and tartar.

This detergent will therefore be very effective for descaling the shower and taps, but also for eliminating bad odors, polishing surfaces or cleaning other objects in the house (such as pots and pans in the kitchen).

How is it used to remove limescale and encrustations from taps? Here are the simple steps to follow:

  • Unscrew the tap filter and remove it.
  • Soak it in white vinegar for a few hours. If the faucet has not been cleaned for a long time, feel free to leave it overnight.
  • Then rinse it thoroughly and put it back on the tap.

Note that vinegar is also used to remove scale accumulated on the sink. If the sink cap is chrome, you can remove the limescale by soaking it in white vinegar for a few hours. For the rest of the tap elements you can use a spray bottle: spray the product on the dirty areas and leave to act for about 3 hours before cleaning. Brilliance guaranteed!

NB   : if you don’t have white vinegar on hand, wine or apple cider vinegar will also work.