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How to get rid of calcium buildup in shower?

Shower after being used for a long time without being scrubbed will accumulate dirt and stains. So, how to get rid of calcium buildup in shower? Please refer and immediately apply the following methods.

1. Remove calcium buildup in shower doors

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Remove calcium buildup in shower doors. 

Lemon and vinegar are natural enemies of stains because they contain citric acid that can remove many different types of stain. Mix lemon into white vinegar, shake well then pour this liquid into a spray bottle, spray it on the shower door and wait in 10-20 minutes then rinse with clean water and soap. You will see the shower as clean as new. Note, because this liquid is quite light and volatile, you should spray and clean the shower door some times to ensure it is completely clean.

2. How to get rid of calcium buildup in shower drain

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Get rid of calcium buildup in shower drain. Source: Pinterest.com

Do the following steps to know how to get rid of calcium buildup in shower drain:

  1. Poor ½ cup of baking soda powder into the drain.
  2. Add ½ cup of white vinegar right after.
  3. Cover the manhole with a towel. Baking soda combined with vinegar will cause an effervescent reaction to clear the drain, therefore, leave it for about 20 minutes (or even a few hours).
  4. During this time, boil a kettle of water then pour the boiling water straight into the manhole to push away all objects.
  5. In case the water is still slowly withdrawing, repeat the above steps a few more times.

Note: You must wear rubber gloves and protective goggles to prevent boiling water or the mixture of baking soda and vinegar splashing onto you.

3. How to remove calcium buildup in shower faucet

Remove calcium buildup in shower faucet. Source: unsplash.com

Soak a damp cloth in some multi-purpose cleanser and scour this cloth around to remove calcium buildup in shower faucet, then rinse and dry the faucet. If you prefer to use natural cleansing ingredients, you can wipe your faucet with a half of lemon, then rinse and dry it as usual. You can also soak a clean piece of tissue or cloth in white vinegar, then wrap this tissue/cloth around the faucet for a few hours and rinse it off.

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4. Remove calcium buildup in shower pipes

Remove calcium buildup in shower pipes. 

The shower pipes are often easily clogged by waste during bathing. In this case, you can apply baking soda and vinegar to unclog calcium buildup in shower pipes.

You can dissolve these two ingredients together in a 1: 1 ratio. The dissolution will cause a chemical reaction. When this happens, immediately pour the mixture in the sink drain.

Or, you can pour these two ingredients separately without dissolving them if you are afraid of the effervescent reaction: Pour a half cup of baking soda powder into the drain, then quickly pour another half cup of white vinegar right after.

Close the sink drain plug with a towel. The combination of baking soda and white vinegar will create a bubbling reaction, causing congestion to open. Leave it there for at least 20 minutes, or even a few hours. Finally, boil a kettle of water and pour it straight down the drain to remove the blockage. You may need to repeat the above steps if necessary.

5. How to remove calcium buildup in shower tiles/floors

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Remove calcium buildup in shower tiles/floors. Source: Pinterest.com

The shower tiles/floor can accumulate dirt after a long time being used, and how to remove calcium buildup in shower tiles/floor may be a big question for every family. Don’t worry, you can apply the following method:

  1. Sweep or clean the floor
  2. Mix baking soda powder with hot water and white vinegar in a ratio of 3 tablespoons : 2 liters : ½ cup. Add a small spoon of aromatic essential oil to create a natural smell.
  3. Use a brush to scour the mixture over the floor and walls, then rinse them with clean water

6. Remove calcium buildup in shower valve

Many people don’t know how to remove calcium buildup in shower, with the below method, this is no longer a problem with your shower.

Disassemble handle and trim piece from the front of the valve body. Then, you can unthread the cartridge and remove it from the valve body by channel lock pliers. Soak the cartridge in white vinegar for 1 hour, then rinse it thoroughly with water. Remember to turn on the shower to rinse the water while soaking the cartridge  At last, you can replace valve, tighten temperature stop, and reattach trim and handle

7. How to remove calcium buildup in shower head

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Remove calcium buildup in shower head. Source: Pinterest.com

 

To remove calcium buildup in shower head after a period of use, you can refer to the following 4 steps:

  1. Put distilled white vinegar in a bag. Depending on the size of the shower, you should choose a suitable size bag.
  2. Use a rubber band/hair band to tie vinegar into the shower. Then leave it there for 30 minutes. If there are too many stains, you can soak longer.
  3. Scour the stains on the shower head with a toothbrush.
  4. Clean the spout with a soft cloth and water. Then, open the faucet to let the water pressure expel all the dirt.

Q&A

How do I remove calcium deposits from my shower?

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Remove calcium deposits from shower.

To remove the calcium deposits from your shower, fill the shower bag with vinegar and wrap it around the shower head, tie it with a rubber band and leave it there for 1-2 hours.

How do you stop calcium buildup on faucets?

  1. To clean the faucet, first, you should wipe the detergent with a clean towel
  2. Use this cloth to wipe around the faucet
  3. Rinse and dry the faucet with water

What causes calcium buildup in shower drain?

Causes of Clogging in shower drain.

Clogged shower drain is often caused by the use of hard water that contains chemicals including magnesium, sodium and other substances. In addition, clogged drain can also be caused by hair loss or hard objects falling in.

What gets rid of calcium deposits in shower?

You can use white vinegar and baking soda to clean the shower door. Use vinegar to soak and clean the shower head overnight, or mix baking soda powder with hot water to clean the shower floor.

Author: Odyssey Cleaning

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