Descaling the bath - tips and tricks
From time to time form in the bathroom unsightly calcification. By properly decalcifying the fixtures radiate with the shower cubicle to the bet.
Limescale deposits form mainly in the tub / shower cubicle and the faucets. Generally, lime helps with acidity. Acetic acid has a higher acidity than citric acid. Faucets are usually made of a chrome / nickel surface, here is recommended to gentle home remedies or scouring powder. Lime stains can be avoided if the surfaces and taps are dried after showering or bathing. However, the harder the water is, the more calcium deposits are formed. Depending on the degree of hardness, the bathroom requires a weekly cleaning with limescale cleaners.
Cleaning the tiles in the bathroom with lime
With the home remedy vinegar and water (two cups of vinegar essence to two liters of water), the tiles can be cleaned in no time at all. With a sponge, the solution is best to apply. For heavy soiling use the vinegar pure. After a short exposure time with clear warm water, wash the tiles. Vinegar can cause irritating vapors, therefore adequate ventilation is required.
Lime deposits in the bathtub
The enamelled surface of the bathtub is sensitive, so a special sanitary cleaner for decalcifying is recommended. It contains no acid and is environmentally friendly. Finally, polish the tub with a soft cloth.
Stubborn limescale on the shower door
Lime on the shower door is difficult to prevent, because the glass is not cleaned after every shower. A good home remedy is to put dishwasher rinse aid in an empty spray bottle and spray the slices with it. Then use the window wiper to pull off the glass. To prevent stains, treat the glass with a rain-repellent agent; the lotus effect causes the water to run off.
Calcification in the toilet
In addition to the urine scale, limescale deposits form in the toilet. Brushing alone does not help here. Who does not want to use acetic acid, takes cola. Allow to soak in overnight, then brush vigorously and the lavatory is free of limescale.
Spray cleaner for the shower head
In the supermarket different spray cleaners are available for limescale on the shelf. It is important that these are biodegradable. To clean, unscrew the shower head and place in a bowl. Spray the cleaner according to instructions. He penetrates into the fine nozzles of the shower head. After descaling, the water will spray perfectly again.
Decalcify the shower hose
Too much lime on the shower hose will damage it, making it porous and brittle. At the first signs of lime, the shower hose should be unscrewed. In a solution of decalcifier and hot water, the lime dissolves. Afterwards the lime can be removed with a sponge.
helps with the perlator. The mixing nozzle, the perlator, on the faucet, is most affected by calcification in the bath. After unscrewing it comes best in citric acid overnight. With a toothbrush, the strainer can be cleaned the next day and the water runs again without splashing.
Toothpaste helps with chrome
The surface of the faucet is made of sensitive chrome. Limescale deposits are treated with toothpaste. Apply with a soft cloth and then rinse with water and polish dry. Thereafter, the fittings shine like new.
This way, the oral shower remains hygienically clean
Today, the oral shower is available in almost every bathroom. Lime forms on the so-called charging station. A tablet denture cleaner mixed with lemon juice works wonders. Apply the solution to a cloth and rub the station with it. This method is also suitable for toothbrush cups
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