Home remedies for removing limescale
With limescale can be controlled with the help of specialized tools, household chemicals, sold in stores. However, when you consider that in most cases we are talking about surfaces in contact with the body or with food (e.g., the surface of the bath or a kettle), powerful chemicals many are trying not to use it. In these cases come to the aid of home remedies.
Limescale collapses under the influence of any acid. So in dealing with him, the main role is to take "food" acids, which can be found probably in any home. And the first places at the efficiency will be:
- oxalic acid,
- acetic acid,
- citric acid (you can substitute with lemon juice).
For cleaning surfaces of lime are applied 5-9% solution of acid. In order to obtain a solution of this concentration, you will need to dissolve a tablespoon (heaped) of oxalic or citric acid in a glass of warm water. Vinegar does not require diluting – it is sold in the concentrations which are necessary for cleaning surfaces.
Also in the fight against limescale efficient soda and potato starch – they are also proven home remedies to combat a gray crust.
How to clean plaque from kettles, coffee makers, pots and other utensils
To clean limescale from a kettle or the coffee maker, pour it in a bag of citric acid, cover with water and bring to a boil. Then let water cool, remove the loose pieces of lime peel. If the walls or the heating element are still gray powder – RUB it with a sponge. Razmyagchaetsya grey cork depart without much difficulty. If necessary, repeat the procedure.
Instead of citric acid you can use lemon, sliced into several parts.
Metal pans, covered with gray bloom that can be wiped clean with half a lemon, leave the lemon juice for influencing 5-7 minutes, after which you should wash and rinse in clean water.
How to clean limescale from taps, sanitary ware, tiles
For cleaning metal surfaces it is better to use vinegar – it effectively copes not only with limescale and rust. Apply vinegar solution to a sponge and wipe the surface of sinks, pipes or valves, then clean with a soft brush, rinse with water and wipe dry. For hard to reach areas and joints you can use a toothbrush.
If the lime layer is thick enough – can add to the vinegar a little baking soda, it will make the cleaning more effective. You can also instead of brushing sponge to use vinegar compress" – to moisten in vinegar cloth, put on need to clean the place and leave for an hour and a half.
Removable parts (e.g. the shower head) can be placed for a few hours in a warm solution of acetic, citric or oxalic acid, then thoroughly rinsed with water.
For cleaning lime scale from tile, wipe it with a sponge dipped in a solution of any of these acids. You can clean it and with the help of baking soda should be mixed with water and apply the resulting mush on the tiles, then wipe dry and rinse with water.
How to clean plaque from the washing machine
To clean limescale from your washing machine, pour 3-4 sachets of citric acid in the compartment for the main wash or directly into the drum, and then select the longest wash cycle at the maximum possible temperature.
When you wash possible the rattling sounds they make pieces of scale during water draining. After washing you need to check the drain, the drum and rubber elements – if there are fragments of lime, they must be removed.
Advice 2 : How to clean old toilet
Why the walls of the toilet bowl plaque
Urinary stone, rust stains and limescale are formed not at once. If every day to clean the toilet bowl with a brush using a special detergent for toilets, you'll never see these defects on the surface of sanitary ware.
Rare late flushing and cleaning contribute to a persistent contamination of the toilet. The urine of the person has in its composition many minerals that are deposited on the walls of plumbing, every day increasing the layers of dirt. This precipitate is a conventional means and a cleaning brush is difficult to clean.
How to clean a dirty toilet
Start a total cleanse of the toilet using well-established household chemicals. Pay attention to the composition of the liquid, it must be the sodium salts of sulfate, carbonate, silicate and anionic surfactants. Formic or sulfuric acid in the composition means that the great fights with a touch of rust.
The selected cleaner should apply liberally under the toilet rim. Immediately get to work do not need, let the active substance will slightly soften the plaque. After half an hour, start to clean the bowl of the toilet and drain the hard brush. Rinse with water. Apply detergent again, from old the stone is not removed, get ready to do so 5-6 times at least.
To combat the RAID on the plumbing traditionally used "White". This tool is not harmless, so work with it carefully. Put on thick rubber gloves and a mask to avoid breathing in harmful chlorine vapors. "White" also need to evenly water the walls of the toilet and wait a few hours before cleaning.
You can clean up the plumbing a washing powder with oxygen bleach. Also, good effect gives the application of citric acid and acetic essence. Do not forget to ventilate the toilet after each use. Do not do the cleaning using the cleaning products in the presence of small children and be sure to put household chemicals out of reach.
If possible, you can have a good and quick cleaning of the inside of the toilet bowl using the electrolyte of the battery. You need to work with gloves and mask, and protective glasses. Spitting into the toilet, the electrolyte should be left for 2 hours, and then repeatedly rinse with water. This method is perfectly eliminates the old RAID, but it is not suitable if the toilet has a plastic pipe.