The taste of hard water is really great but just think about the deposits it leaves behind especially on the bathroom tiles. Tackling the hard water stains it little tricky but, it is really very difficult to notice the ugly hard water deposits on the kitchen and bathrooms. Even the hard water deposits in the place where you cannot see.
It is very difficult to remove hard water deposit from the tiles with the help of commercial cleaners; sometimes your simple household ingredient is more effective compared to the commercial cleaners. Lime scales cleaning is one of the difficult tile repairs tasks because you must put lots of efforts to remove the scale. Some of the tile issues are amazingly treated through homemade DIY methods.
Apart from comparing the homemade cleaners and commercial cleaners, you must always think about the safety of your family and environment. Because when you use the commercial cleaners to clean the limescale on the tiles, it is fully filled with the chemicals which can highly harm your health and environment. It is always best to use homemade cleaners as far as possible to avoid health risks. Some of the effective ways to remove the limescale from the bathroom tiles.
- Method 1
Lemon Juice and Vinegar
There are plenty of brands available in the market which is used to remove the tile calcium buildup; limescale is the official name of the tile calcium buildup. It is a bit easy to remove the limescale on the tiles after soaking in the lemon juice and white vinegar. This is amazingly Eco-Friendly method and works effectively in removing the limescale on the tiles. Soak the tiles in lemon juice and vinegar for overnight and clean it. Even the stubborn stains are eliminated from the surface!
- Method 2
If both tiles and grout have harsh abrasive damages, it is best to avoid the heavy duty scouring powders and stiff brushes on the tiles. Try using some mild tile cleaners as an alternative; make sure to work without damaging the tile surface. You must put more efforts on scrubbing and use the elbow grease for removing the scale completely. Mild abrasive sponges are more than enough to scrub the Tile and Grout Cleaning surfaces. Even you can use the soft bristled toothbrush to scrub the small spaces between the grout and tile surface.
Removing the Limescale
The typical limescale looks like white chalky layer on the tiles and it doesn’t flake from the tiles and grout lines easily. Mix equal part of baking soda and vinegar and make a thick paste. The acidic nature of the vinegar cuts the scale and baking soda loosens the deposits from the Tiles Cleaning and grout lines. Smear the paste over the affected portion of the tiles and let them settle on the tiles for 10 to 15 minutes. Gently scrub the tiles and grout lines with sponge or toothbrush. Rinse the surface with clean and fresh water. Depending upon the severity of the scale buildup you’ll need to repeat the action.