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Home hack: Banish limescale naturally using just aluminum foil

Wipe it on the tap. You will get rid of the limescale.
Wipe it on the tap. You will get rid of the limescale.
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11:42 AM EDT, June 11, 2024

Limescale is an unsightly, white deposit that accumulates in kettles, toilet bowls, and faucets. How can you get rid of it? Discover a method that completely eliminates the need for detergents.

Limescale forms as a result of the precipitation of calcium and magnesium salts. These minerals accumulate in fixtures, creating an unattractive residue. How do you remove limescale? There are several effective ways, but most require the use of detergents.

If you prefer natural solutions, try the following method. It is safe, effective, and eco-friendly, eliminating the need for chemical cleaning agents.

How to get rid of limescale from the faucet?

Hard water is a problem in many Polish homes. It contains high calcium and magnesium salts, accumulating on the skin, hair, and fixtures. After a few days, a white or brown deposit appears, which does not come off even with a sponge. How do you get rid of limescale from the faucet? You can use ready-made cleaning agents or products you probably already have at home.

One such product is vinegar. Pour it on the faucet and wait 10-15 minutes. After this time, wipe it with a clean sponge. Scrubbing won't be necessary, as the acid will effectively dissolve the limescale. If you do not like the smell of vinegar, you can replace it with citric acid. Remember to wear gloves before cleaning.

Roll it into a ball and wipe the faucet. Forget about limescale

There is another way to deal with limescale on fixtures, which does not require using detergents, even homemade ones. You only need one item you most likely already have at home: aluminum foil.

How do you clean a faucet with aluminum foil? Roll it into a ball, moisten it with water, and rub the faucet. Soon, the limescale will disappear from the surface. Don't worry about damage—the foil will not scratch the steel. This method also works for cleaning the shower cabin or toilet bowl.

An aluminum foil ball can also be used with laundry — it acts like a fabric softener. Throw it into a full drum and run your chosen program. The foil will soften the water and prevent fabrics from static clinging.

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