What a romantic post title, but I’m afraid in the real world things like scaled up taps are sent to try us and kill all the romantic notions of perfect homedom. Here is a simple, effective, cheap, environmentally friendly and totally natural way to deal with the problem.
You know the deal, that unwanted crusty addition that appears round the edge of the tap, usually the cold one. Of course you can use all manner of chemical and commercial products to get rid of it, but honestly why bother when you have the very tool in the kitchen – a used lemon.
Now I say ‘used’ because I wouldn’t waste a nice fresh whole lemon for this, way too valuable for cooking etc. No, wait till you’ve squeezed the little darling and even grated off all the zest (photo shows zesty lemon but just look at the age of the poor sod).
How To Use Lemon To Remove Limescale On Taps;
Push the lemon half onto the bottom of the tap making sure it is covering the nasty limescale mess.
Hold it in place by covering with a plastic bag and either tying it on with string or put one of the thousands of elastic bands the post office kindly supplies us with on a daily basis to good use and secure the bag/lemon combo with this.
Now leave it there overnight.
Next morning remove all the wrappings and give the tap a wipe over. If there is still some messiness left just do it again.
Et voila! Lovely sparkly taps.
Now that’s how to use lemon to remove limescale from taps and wasn’t that easy!
Daisy Lavender says
Whats the best way to get rid of the dreaded limescale on the shower cubicle Karon, ive tried everything and nothing works, take care Daisy x
White vinegar mixed to a paste with Bicarbonate of soda is great for this.
I must go and buy some lemons, the bathroom tap is awful for this… We have a glass sink, it’s awful and often gets limescaled up, must try smearing it with lemon juice. 🙂
A brilliant tap, I mean tip 🙂
Nature provides us with all the cleaners we need …. we just have to be pointed in the right direction sometimes. I’ve only recently discovered the many uses of vinegar, it’s especially good for descaling the kettle, which living this far down south needs doing regularly (and yes we do use filtered water all the time).
Glad this one is proving so popular, get using those lemons girls!