We understand, no one likes to get their hands dirty to clean up the bathroom. But time can cause a lime build up in your toilet pot, and other areas of the bathroom (and even the kitchen!). It isn’t a pretty sight, nor is it the healthiest thing to have around.
Perhaps it’s just the hard water that’s causing it, and the problem has been overlooked for a couple of weeks/months now. Whatever the reason, it’s important to remove limescale even if you don’t live in the bathroom 24×7. Yes, we know of that excuse, too.
Here are 3 solutions that can help you get rid of the lime build up in your bathroom:
Solution 1: Using Lemon juice to remove limescale
Although this solution takes the most amount of time, these ingredients are affordable and easy to use. You may either use 1-2 cups of lemon juice for the procedure.
Spray/pour a generous amount of lemon juice all over the limescale in your toilet pot/bathroom.
Since this solution takes a while to work, allow it to soak for a day. Be wary of using the bathroom during the soaking period, since it won’t be effective if not soaked enough.
Scrub the areas with steel wool/a bathroom scrubber, and flush. If you’ve given enough time for the solution to work, you should see a significant difference after.
Solution 2: Using Baking soda to remove limescale
Often associated with cleaning hacks at home, this solution would require a lot of baking soda, a few minutes of pre-prep, and more than a few hours for it to work. Here’s what you do:
Make a thick paste of baking soda and water in a bowl.
Carefully apply it all over the affected areas, and let it sit overnight.
Once you give it a couple of hours/leave it overnight, it should be ready for a thorough scrubbing. You may rinse the areas with water and liquid detergent right after if you think necessary.
Solution 3: Using WD-40 to remove limescale
Known for its various uses all over the house, WD-40 is an expert cleaner even when it comes to clearing up limescale. Here’s what you need to do after keeping a clean cloth, a scrubber, and can of WD-40 ready:
Spray a coat of WD-40 over the affected area.
Let it soak for 4-5 minutes, and scrub away for a minute or so.
Wipe clean with a cloth.
Yes, it’s that simple. The best part about using a cleaning solution like WD-40 is that its specially engineered formula works its way under the build-up in no time, making the cleaning process easier and more convenient.