Lime in the shower cubicle - what to do?


Removing lime is an annoying task. This is particularly tedious, especially in the shower cubicle. Which resources are best suited and what you should always pay attention to, read in this post.

Lime deposits in the shower

Lime separates from the tap water and settles in many places in the shower. From there, limescale is difficult to remove. Once dried, these mineral deposits are no longer water-soluble, but can only be removed with acids.

Particularly affected are always:

  • Edges of the shower tray
  • shower walls
  • fittings
  • Shower head (by calcification also decreases the amount of water with the time that runs through the shower head)

Suitable means of removal

In addition to the usual cleaners from the drugstore or the supermarket (Antikal, etc.) you can also use home remedies. Above all, vinegar essence and citric acid have proved their worth.

Vinegar essence - diluted with water - can also be used for regular cleaning to prevent limescale deposits from forming. An alternative is vinegar cleaner.

Larger deposits

If more deposits are present in some places, you can remove them well by prolonged exposure to vinegar essence. In some places it will be necessary to drip the vinegar essence on a kitchen towel and cover the affected area with it.

Especially with shower walls, regular cleaning is essential. The rinsing of the shower walls with clear, cold water after showering should of course be followed by drying the shower wall with a towel. So stubborn deposits are already avoided from the outset. When cleaning you can then simply use vinegar cleaner or lime cleaner.

Tips & Tricks

The easiest way to clean a calcified shower head is to simply fill a balloon with vinegar essence and place it over the shower head. After a few hours of exposure, the limescale has usually dissolved.


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