How to Remove Limescale from your Taps: On or Inside your Faucets

Limescale is without a doubt the main enemy of washable surfaces and household appliances. To eliminate it, there are many chemical products available on the market that, in addition to incurring certain economic costs, are harmful to the surrounding environment. For this reason, it is preferable to use natural ingredients that are commonly used in the kitchen, such as white vinegar, which not only brightens the surfaces of faucets but also thoroughly cleans them of limescale. In this regard, in the steps to follow, I will show you how to properly remove limescale stains from faucets.

Limescale-filled faucets, other than baking soda: scrub this ingredient

To remove limescale from faucets you will need only a few simple ingredients that you will already have on hand. But let’s see them together!


  • White vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Cotton cloth
  • Distilled water

Spread a lemon on the surface of the faucet

First take a ripe, juicy lemon and cut it in half, taking care to remove any internal seeds that might scratch the surface of the faucet. Then run the top half of the lemon over the faucet opening and then over all sides. With that done, leave it on for about an hour. Another solution is to soak a cotton cloth in a mixture of distilled water, lemon juice and white vinegar. After about half an hour, wrap the cloth around the bathroom faucets and all other areas affected by lime scale, then secure it by wrapping with rubber bands.

Check the condition of the stains periodically

Then leave the cloth on the faucets for up to two hours, soaking them again with vinegar and lemon juice if they dry out. Check the condition of the stains periodically, as smaller deposits may take less time to dissolve. Once you are satisfied with the result, remove the cloth and clean the faucets with it. Any other limescale stains that have not been removed will disappear in no time. In any case, do not scrub too hard. After cleaning, rinse and dry the affected area thoroughly.

Have the plumbing system examined by a professional plumber

To prevent lime scale stains, it is good to follow simple but effective rules. Every year, check your water pipes and have them inspected by a professional plumber, who will surely be able to recommend a limescale filter in case of particularly stubborn blockages. Finally, after using the water, wipe the entire surface of the faucet with a clean cloth so that no halos or lime deposits form.

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