When cleaning your house, limescale deposits are one of the most annoying and frustrating things. You can find it almost everywhere: on taps, in the shower and on steel surfaces. And when the water that comes out of our taps is hard, handling it is even more complicated.
Removing limescale in showers and taps: better than vinegar
There is a way to deal with this situation: use citric acid. Citric acid not only helps keep dishwashers and washing machines clean, it is also an excellent descaler. How do you use it to remove limescale deposits and get beautiful, shiny surfaces?
Citric acid and distilled water
The first advice is to dissolve 150 grams of citric acid in a liter of demineralized water, also called distilled water. Once you have a solution, pour it into a spray bottle and spray the surfaces you want to polish.
For faucets, it is best not to spray the citric acid solution directly onto the surface. If your faucets are adjacent to marble or stone surfaces, citric acid could damage them. To do this, spray the product onto a cloth and then rub the most encrusted areas.
In the shower you can spray the solution onto the glass and leave it on for a few minutes. Then wipe with a microfiber cloth and then another dry cloth to finish the job.
Vinegar is used to remove limescale. Vinegar is great for cleaning faucets.
If you use it in the shower, always dry it with a microfiber towel. Then put some white wine vinegar on the cloth and use it to wipe the glass of the shower cubicle. And just like that you have carried out a quick and thorough cleaning.
For a more thorough cleaning, you can use flake Marseille soap added to a bucket of water with a glass of vinegar.