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How to Remove Lime Buildup on Faucets

Limescale is still a common problem with household plumbing today; it is an accumulation of calcium particles in water; how does this happen? During the first few seconds of the formulation of rainwater, its drops are usually soft, but as they drop further to the ground, they inevitably gather air particles.

By the time rainwater gets to the ground, it may have picked up various minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc.) and would now become“hard water".

Pipes can become completely blocked with limescale deposits over time. If your water supply is infected with minerals, you may know this by noticing how whitish spots and scales pile up overtime on your faucets and drainages. If you use the same water supply to operate household widgets, you will also find such scales there.

What do you need?

  • A piece of soft material
  • Book-size plastic bags
  • Some thin elastic bands
  • Small pieces of disposable cloth or paper
  • White vinegar

Lastly, you can go to a store and purchase a cleaner specifically made for this purpose.

You can make use of white vinegar to get the satisfaction you want, but if you insist on getting cleaners from the stores, then you should take caution by wearing gloves and protecting your nose, etc.

The first step is to properly clean and dry the affected faucet. Then take a few sheets of clothes, soak them into white vinegar and make them coil around the objects. Keep them wrapped up by using the rubber bands.

Wait for about 1 hour then go back to it. Remove the wet strips on your faucet. Clean it up with a  sponge. If you are not satisfied with your efforts at this stage, consider using a store-bought removal.

A Limescale can be very annoying and inconvenient, they can pile up deep inside our shower head, blocking the tiny holes in them, therefore causing partial, slow, and uneven flow of water. To fix this, fill a plastic bag with white vinegar, place it on your shower head in such a way that it is completely inside the liquid. Support it here with your elastic band for about an hour. End by cleaning it up with a wet rag and remember to wait until it's dry before letting water flow through it.

If after this attempt you are not satisfied with the flow, you have immersed the Faucet down to the end of the liquid and still not enough; then you may have to take it to pieces and soak the whole thing in a bowl of white vinegar.

Remember to always clean it up properly before re-use.

How do you prevent all this?

Damages did by hard water results in unwanted expenses, low flow pressure in pipes and rust. The best way to avoid it is to get yourself a water softener. This device, however, would need proper installation and less complicated maintenance, luckily Emergency Plumber Fulham has always got you covered on every aspect of this pursuit.

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