How to Remove Mineral Deposits from Your Bathroom Naturally

12 November, 2020
If you have mineral deposit stains on your bathroom, you can get rid of them with these simple procedures. You'll only need natural, cheap products that you can find anywhere.

Mineral deposits are made up of calcium that stains many things in your bathroom. If you prefer avoiding industrialized products due to allergies or how much they cost, here are some home tricks to remove mineral deposits with natural products that you surely have at home.

There are people who love squeaky clean bathrooms. Bathrooms get dirty pretty easily because they’re always in contact with water and don’t have the same ventilation as other rooms.

Therefore, people who’re obsessed with cleanliness and hygiene see bathrooms as daily challenges. It gets even worse when mineral deposits, the enemy of faucets, showers, and screens, form. Here are some tips to help you remove mineral deposits with things you surely already have at home.

What Causes Mineral Deposits?

The water that comes out of faucets contains minerals such as calcium, iron, and magnesium. These often splash and accumulate on these surfaces. That’s how those white or yellowish spots that often flood bathrooms are formed.

Another consequence of this mineral accumulation is the rust that you may see in certain parts of your bathroom. When the iron in the water comes into contact with air, it oxidizes and leaves stains.

Natural Recipes to Remove Mineral Deposits

bathroom tiles

As for all cleaning processes, you can buy chemical products to remove mineral deposits. However, there are natural alternatives that are less corrosive, less harmful to health, and also cheaper. Here are a few:

See also: Tips for Cleaning the Bathroom Effectively

  1. Baking Soda and Vinegar or Lemon Juice

With these simple ingredients and a sponge, you get remove mineral deposits from your sink almost immediately. Just follow the next steps:

  • Wet a sponge and add baking soda.
  • Clean the dirty surfaces until you remove all mineral deposits.
  • Rinse the sponge and clean the surfaces again to remove the baking soda.
  • To remove stains on faucet edges, spray vinegar or fresh lemon juice on a paper towel.
  • Wrap the stained surface with the paper towel and leave on overnight.
  • The next morning, remove the remaining stains with a sponge.
  • You can use this same procedure for tiles.

Baking soda cleans all surfaces without harming them. Furthermore, like vinegar and lemon, it kills bacteria and isn’t toxic. However, you shouldn’t use vinegar and lemon on aluminum, because they corrode it.

  1. Clean the Toilet with Vinegar

Toilets have the most bacteria in bathrooms. Therefore, it’s important to clean toilets regularly to prevent the spread of all kinds of diseases that these bacterias can cause.

If you want to remove mineral deposits from your toilet, here’s an effective way to do this. We’ll use lemon juice or vinegar, given their properties.

Some people drain the toilet water beforehand so these liquids act better. However, you don’t have to do this. Apply any of these liquids and let stand for a few hours.

If the stains are very stubborn, you can scrub with a cloth. You may also need to reapply and repeat the process.

If this doesn’t work, use a pumice stone. This will allow you to remove toilet stains. However, you shouldn’t use when dry because you may break the porcelain. Scrub the toilet with patience and voilá, problem solved.

  1. Clean the Toilet with Soda

    clean the toiler with soda

Believe it or not, you can also clean your toilet with a can of soda. Follow these instructions if you want to try it out:

  1. Flush the toilet so the water is as clean as possible.
  2. Pour the can of soda into the toilet and let stand for half an hour.
  3. Then clean with a toilet brush once or twice, flushing from time to time until the water is totally white.

We recommend that you read: The Best Ways to Disinfect Your Bathroom

  1. Remove Mineral Deposits from Mirrors

Water can splash on bathroom mirrors and, as a result, get mineral deposits. However, these are pretty easy to remove.

Just dilute vinegar in water (one part vinegar for every four parts water) and spray it on the mirrors. Wipe and voilá, the white spots have disappeared.
Prevent Mineral Deposits You can also prevent mineral deposits from forming on your faucets and tiles. You can install filters that remove minerals from the water and clean your bathroom every day to avoid mineral deposit buildups.

Keeping your home clean isn’t an easy task, but it’s a necessary one. Use these techniques to remove mineral deposits from your bathroom and then dedicate yourself to keeping it dry and water-free.

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