How to Get Rid of Limescale in Your Shower

One of the biggest problems you may encounter in your bathroom is calcium carbonate, otherwise known as limescale, growing on your fiberglass shower door. Dealing with this green-white gunk is a nightmare. It’s disgusting, can clog up your showerhead and is made up of hard mineral deposits that do not respond to normal cleaning.

How Do You Get Rid of Limescale?

Fortunately, there is a fairly simple solution — that wonder substance known as vinegar. As you may know, vinegar has some fantastic cleaning properties, especially in the bathroom, and can do the job without exposing you to some of the toxic chemicals that other bathroom cleaning products contain. To get rid of that nasty limescale, here’s what you do:

Get yourself a nice bottle of white vinegar. You may not use it all on your limescale, but white vinegar is also great for safely getting rid of mold and mildew as well as other bathroom grime. Dilute your white vinegar by mixing it with half a cup of hot water. Put the mixture in a spray bottle.

Now simply spray your vinegar and water solution liberally wherever you see limescale in your shower. Make sure you get it all fully soaked.

Let the sprayed stains sit for an hour so the vinegar can really soak in. Every fifteen minutes or so, give everything another spray to keep the pressure on that limescale.

Once the solution has had an hour to soak in, get your scrub brush or sponge and scrub away. The limescale should give way fairly easily at this point. Keep your vinegar solution bottle on hand to spray any stubborn spots while you’re scrubbing. If some of the limescale is in hard-to-reach places, you can use a toothbrush to get in there and scrub those areas clean.

Once you’ve gotten all the limescale, just rinse everything with water and dry it with a towel, and your shower should be fresh and clean once again.

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Cleaning problems like these are easily fixed, but plumbing problems are another matter. If your sink or shower is leaking, not working, or not providing adequate pressure, it’s time to call in a professional.

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