How to Remove Mineral Deposits from your Bathroom

How to Remove Mineral Deposits from your Bathroom

Date 19Dec 2013
How to Remove Mineral Deposits from your Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most important places in your home. It is needed to stay healthy and clean, and we will use all of its facilities several times a day. In order for it to function properly, it has to be clean and so if you find that mess occurs in your bathroom, you must be ready to tackle it at full force. This can take a lot of time and effort, so you must be willing to put in the work and hours to ensure that you get the best result.


A common bathroom affliction is mineral deposits. These are also known as limescale, hard water stains, hard water deposits and mineral build up. They are the white particles that can from around various parts of your bathroom such as sinkholes, taps, showerheads and more. They are created when water from faucets evaporates, as they will leave behind small minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, which dry up and become hard. They can not only ruin the look of your appliances but also damage their functionality as well. If left over time they will build up become worse, causing more impairment. If you want to learn how to tackle these, so they pose no threat to your bathroom, as well as learn to prevent them, then read on.


You can fight these afflictions with simple household items that you may already have in stock. You will require white vinegar, a smooth scrubbing sponge, some baking soda, a clean cloth, a small brush (such as a toothbrush) and small bowl. While these all seem humble, they can be the greatest tools in tackling your mineral deposits.


Begin by gently unscrewing the aerator at the end of the faucet. Do not use excessive force when doing so as it can damage it. You should place the aerators into the bowl, cover them in vinegar, and leave them, for about an hour. Once the time has passed, scrub them with the brush. You should then apply the vinegar to the faucet, plughole, showerhead, etc, and leave it for a while. Doing this will loosen the minerals. On some parts, it can be simpler to pour the vinegar onto the sponge and dab the affected areas. Wait fifteen minute and then utilise the smooth sponge and/or the toothbrush and the mineral deposits should become loose and be removed. If any remains, apply the vinegar again, ait, and scrub, until it is fully clean repeat as many times as necessary.


With this done, apply the baking soda to a clean sponge and wash away the white vinegar and any other lingering stain. Rinse the faucet and then dry them with a cloth and they will look better than ever, with all lime scale banished.


While all this can be effective and cheap to do, you should not disregard specialised detergents. Sometimes the homemade method may not work, or you want a stronger result. In that case, you should look into the different types of cleaning agents available. Visit a store and look at the various brands on sale. See which is most applicable for you and buy it. If you want to ensure you purchase correctly, look at opinions and reviews online. Use the detergents exactly as described, never mix it with other bleaches and use in a ventilated area. This should also banish all mineral deposits in your bathroom, leaving you with spotless and sanitary appliances.


If you are plagued by mineral deposits, follow these tips and you can successfully remove them from your bathroom.

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