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How to Clean Limescale Off Taps?!(Part II)

How to Clean Limescale Off Taps?!(Part II)

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Mix up a solution of 1 part water and 1 part plain white vinegar. Into a small bowl, pour approximately (120 mL) of water and (120 mL) of plain white vinegar.

Mix up  water and white vinegar

Soak a cleaning rag in the solution. You can use a kitchen towel, old t-shirt, or any other rag you don’t mind using for cleaning purposes.


Soak a cleaning rag in the solution

Scrub the limescale roughly with the rag for a minute or so. This will help loosen up some of the limescale.

Scrub the limescale roughly with the rag for a minute

Wrap the rag around the calcified area on the faucet. You can add a rubber band or ponytail holder around the outside to keep the rag secure. This may be useful if you plan to leave the rag in place overnight.

Wrap the rag around the calcified area on the faucet

Leave the rag there for 2 to 3 hours or overnight. For the most effective results, let the vinegar solution work its magic overnight.


Leave the rag there for 2 to 3 hours

Remove the rag and wipe off the limescale buildup. After a few hours, or on the next day, remove the rag and use it to buff away the calcium deposits. The limescale should simply slide off of the faucet, and any milky film should disappear with moderate scrubbing pressure.


Remove the rag and wipe off the limescale buildup

Use a toothbrush or safety pin to unclog spray holes. After an overnight vinegar soak, stubborn deposits should come right off with a little encouragement. You can use an old toothbrush to scrub around these areas. Or, use the sharp end of a safety pin to pick out the remaining bits of limescale.

Use a toothbrush or safety pin to unclog spray holes

Rinse off the faucet with fresh hot water.

Rinse off the faucet with fresh hot water

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