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Remove limescale from shower screen in 5 minutes with cleaner’s ‘best household product’

Limescale and soap scum is common to find on shower screens, particularly for those living in a hard water area. This is because hard water has high levels of calcium and magnesium in it.

These minerals build up on your shower screen and shower head every time you take a shower.

The limescale build-up then makes the surface of the shower screen rough and this rough surface then collects soap and shampoo residue when you shower, adding to the murkiness of your shower screen.

Instead of purchasing a specific shower cleaner, cleaning expert Kerry Hale at Mira Showers recommends a “tried and tested” item that works “the best”.

She said: “You can try several products and methods to remove watermarks from shower screens, but before reaching for harsh cleaning chemicals, use white vinegar. 

“This tried-and-tested household product is the best way to clean a shower screen and is highly effective at removing limescale”. 

The expert recommends households always use distilled white vinegar as malt or cider vinegar “won’t clean as thoroughly and may stain” surfaces.

To get your shower screen “sparkling” in five minutes, households will need: a spray bottle, distilled white vinegar, water, gloves, a cotton cloth, a microfibre cloth and a squeegee.

Start by mixing equal parts of water and white vinegar, then add the mixture to a spray bottle before spraying the affected area with the mixture, ensuring all glass surfaces are entirely covered.

Next, use a cotton cloth to wipe down the glass. If any “stubborn stains won’t come off”, pour the mixture onto a cloth and scrub the affected area, taking care not to damage the screen.

Squeegee the area to remove excess water, then gently buff with a microfibre cloth to make the screen shine.

Cleaning experts at Ashworth Group also recommend using vinegar to remove shower screen limescale but recommend pairing it with dish soap and baking soda.

The baking soda and dish soap are included to help tackle the soap scrub as vinegar alone may not get the job done.

To prevent limescale from returning, Kerry claims that every household needs a squeegee.

She said: “A squeegee is one of the most practical and affordable items that can prevent watermarks and limescale from reappearing on your shower doors.”


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