Break Out Your Rubber Gloves: Here’s How to Banish Calcium Build-Up From Your Home at Rivercrest Apartments

August 29, 2016 | western

Crusty, grimy, and chalky, mineral deposits are a little tricky to clean. Regular household cleaners can't quite tackle the build-up, and the deposits can really compromise the functionality of your faucets. And moreover, those deposits are just unsightly! Break out those rubber gloves — here's how to banish calcium build-up from your home at Rivercrest Apartments!

1) Assemble your arsenal. To complete this dirty job, you'll need rubber gloves, a plastic baggie, a rubber band, and CLR, a household cleaner that removes calcium, lime, and rust from surfaces.

2) If you're cleaning a faucet or showerhead, you'll want to pour a 50/50 mix of CLR and water into the baggie (put on your gloves first!). Then, affix the baggie to the faucet or showerhead using the rubber band (make sure that the faucet or showerhead is submerged in the solution).

3) Allow the solution to sit for a few hours to dissolve the mineral deposits, then carefully remove the baggie. Rinse the faucet or showerhead using a damp towel or rag.

Tip: To clean deposits from hard-to-reach places, like the space behind a sink faucet, use a toothbrush dipped into the CLR solution, then brush away! You can also use a paper towel dipped in CLR to clean deposits from shower doors.

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