How to Clean Limescale and Mold

Limescale is a white chalky deposit which appears due to hard water. Although it is not a hazard for our health it does not look good. While limescale is just hard on the eyes, mold however can become a health issue. The gravity of the situation depends on the type of mold.

Mold is a type of fungus made of microorganisms that feed on dead cells. This means that it may appear on meat, vegetables or fruits if not kept or washed properly. Also it can appear in areas such as the bathroom, especially the shower area due to the fact that it loves water and moisture. Without water, it cannot exist.

Therefore, if your bathroom doesn’t have a window and if you do not ventilate the bathroom after taking a shower, it is quite possible that you will find yourself in the position to have to get rid of mold.

Here’s one way to get rid of mold: vinegar and tea tree essential oil. For easy use, buy a glass spray bottle or just borrow one from another product in the house which is about to end. It is best to use distilled white vinegar, but, regular vinegar will have to do.

Here’s how to make the mold spray: Fill the spray bottle 50/50 with water and vinegar. Add a teaspoon of tea tree essential oil for every cup of solution. Shake the bottle. Generously spray the affected area and leave it to do its job. At first the smell may be strong, but it will reduce in intensity as it sits.

To get rid of limescale, here’s one suggestion: limescale is a calcium deposit, meaning that you need an acidic cleaner to get the job done. Distilled white vinegar is a great option. Just rub it on all the affected items using a sponge or piece of cloth, and you’ll be done in minutes.