How to descale your bathroom?

Posted: July 6th, 2013 | Author: | Cleaning

Clean and sleek bathroom can be an ideal place to relax. Scale sediments on the tiles and joints are difficult to eliminate. Such sediments are often located in areas where water trickles.

Photo credit: Lawrence Whittemore / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND

Photo credit: Lawrence Whittemore / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND


They look ugly near the bathroom’s taps and valves, on the toilet bowl or on shower walls. There are several methods of scale removal that are particularly effective in a bathroom. Vinegar compress is useful for descaling. You just need to put cotton wool soaked in vinegar near the taps and valves and leave it for couple of hours. After that the sediment and the scale should be completely removed.

Coca-cola might also be useful. A glass of Coke poured into the toilet bowl will remove the scaling after 2 hours. Coke can also remove rust and greasy stains. A good way of removing scale sediments in a bathroom is also the use of baking soda. Mix soda and vinegar (2/3 of soda, 1/3 of vinegar) and use such a paste to clean tiles and to remove scale from the shower and valves and taps. Baking powder can also come in handy while cleaning the bathroom. Soak a moistened cloth into the baking powder and use it to clean joints.You can also use special descaling products, designed to remove scale from the bathroom. Before you use them, though, you need to carefully read the label and proceed according to provided instructions. Such products can be bought at supermarkets. You can also use lemon juice to fight scale, however it will only be effective in case of superficial scaling. One slice of lemon can be enough to wipe the tap clean.

After the procedure, rinse the tap. If this method proves unsatisfactory, you will have to use stronger products. Sediments and scales on electric kettles can be easily removed with baking soda (PLN 1.00 for a package) or citrus acid (app. PLN 1.00). Those are cheap, natural and straightforward methods of cleaning. In order to clean the kettle, simply pour the contents of the package to the kettle and then pour water in it and boil it. After that, mix it by stirring and pour out. Repeat the procedure until the kettle is fully descaled. At the end brush the kettle with a hard brush and dishwashing liquid.

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