How to Remove Limescale from Tap Water

Limescale can easily be found in different areas of the home, especially if we consider the bathroom and kitchen. But do you know the place where it is most concentrated and then difficult to remove? It may sound bizarre, but tiny elements such as faucet filters are an incredible nest for limescale, since that is where the water leaks out. They need to be cleaned frequently in order not to alter al water quality. So today we will see together the tumbler method to remove all the scale from faucet filters!

  • With vinegar

Let’s start right with vinegar, a great ingredient in the home and one that becomes very functional when it comes to sending away limescale. To use it in this case you will need to fill the glass 3 parts with vinegar and 1 part with water, then dip the filter inside. Let the latter soak for about 3 to 4 hours, then rinse using a toothbrush to remove the rest of the scale. Dry thoroughly, and the filter will be good as new again!

  • With baking soda

Now let’s move on to baking soda, another super limescale remover, invaluable in cases like this! In fact, this product is also used to remove oxidation from silverware and steel, restoring its usual shine and cleanliness. Simply put 2 tablespoons of baking soda in the glass and stir to dissolve it. Then soak the filter inside and let it soak overnight as well. Always remember to rinse by removing the residue at the same time, and you will see what a result!

  • With citric acid

Citric acid is becoming more and more popular inside homes precisely because it is in very good and effective ingredient! All its functionalities emerge especially when it comes to sending away limescale, which is why people also choose it to make their showers as good as new again! Of course, it will be our best ally in order to make your faucet filters look like new again. You will need to dissolve 5 ounces of citric acid in 1 quart of water and fill a glass with this solution, then let the filter soak for some time. When you remove it, rinse thoroughly and dry.

  • With Lemon Juice

Who doesn’t love lemon juice? The world’s most important and famous citrus fruit is great not only in the culinary sphere, but also in the natural remedies sphere because it is a valuable aid for various household chores. To use it you will have to fill half a glass with lemon juice and soak the strainer for a whole night. The next day go and scrub to remove any lime residue, then rinse well and dry. You will notice that the filter will be shiny and clean!

  • With fine salt

Let’s conclude the tricks with the jar method by talking about fine salt. Just like lemon, this kitchen staple is great in everyday cleaning and helps us say goodbye to limescale. You will need to dissolve 2 tablespoons of fine salt in a glass with very hot water, then dip the strainer inside. Wait for it to act for 5 or 6 hours, then rinse, and lime scale will have become only a distant memory!


I remind you to test these items first in an inconspicuous corner.

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