Dealing with thick limescale and hard water build up on your faucets? Check out how to easily remove limescale from faucet. This simple tip helps remove limescale and calcium build up that is clogging your faucet. It really is the best no scrub limescale remover.
Do you have a thick green build-up on your faucets? Limescale can easily grow on your faucets and look gross and slow down water pressure.
Remove the mineral deposits from your faucets with this simple no scrub trick. Check out the article below to find out what is limescale build-up, what causes it, and how to remove limescale from your faucets without scrubbing.
How To Remove Limescale from Faucets
If you have been a reader for very long you know that I have complained before about the really hard water we have at our house. I actually prefer hard water for showering, however it makes a mess of things like the shower door and our drinking glasses. The hard water also causes some limescale build-up on faucets.
Some of our faucets like the sink faucets are easy to remove limescale from faucet by unscrewing part of the faucet head and soaking in vinegar. My bathtub faucet is not so easily cleaned so I came up with this easy trick to remove limescale. If you are struggling to remove limescale from faucets check out these simple tips.
What Is Limescale Build-up?
If you have been noticing a thick green build-up on your faucet you are probably familiar with limescale build-up.
Limescale is usually a combination of calcium and magnesium that is in your water. Depending on where you live you may have varying amounts of minerals in your water.
If you have a water softener it can prevent the hard water build up, but if you don't have one you will need to remove the limescale build up from around your faucets occasionally.
Removing The Limescale From Faucets
To start you will need a few of the items below. This will help you easily remove the limescale without scrubbing.
- Plastic Ziploc bag
- a clip (like a chip clip)
- a microfiber cloth
- white vinegar (just the basic vinegar you get at the store)
Pour about 1 cup to 1 1/2 cups of vinegar in the plastic bag. Place the Ziploc bag over the faucet head so it is covering the area with the limescale.
Then, twist the top of the bag and attach the clip so it keeps the bag on the faucet. Make sure that the faucet head is still submerged in the vinegar. Set a timer for 20 minutes and let it soak.
After 20 minutes is up come back and check the faucet head. My limescale build-up was really bad so 20 minutes removed some, but not all of the limescale.
Clean The Faucet And Soak Longer If Needed
Wipe down the faucet head using a microfiber cloth after checking it and then add the Ziploc bag back onto the faucet if the limescale isn't completely gone.
Set a timer for another 10-20 minutes depending on how much build up you still have on the faucet.
After the timer has gone off remove the Ziploc bag and wipe down the faucet again.
All of the limescale should be removed from the faucet. Rinse the faucet with some water to remove all of the vinegar (you don't want to leave the vinegar on because it could damage the faucet) and you can now clean the faucet as you normally would.
If you have a faucet with a delicate finish I would recommend checking the faucet every 5 minutes instead of 20 with the vinegar soak. Vinegar could remove or damage the surface finish. It's best with a delicate finish to start slowly with the vinegar to avoid any damage.
You can see below how clean my faucet is. Not only does it look way better but it also has better water flow now that it has been cleaned. If you are looking for how to easily remove limescale from faucet this is the best tip!
I love how easy it is to remove limescale from faucet with this simple tip. Looking for more simple tips? Check out how to clean hard water from your glassware like a pro.