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What are some natural remedies for removing calcium build-up?

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A few simple home remedies to remove calcium or hard water stains include natural products, such as baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice or rind and white wine. Calcium deposit, which is also referred to as limescale, can build up on different kitchen and bathroom surfaces, including shower floors and doors, faucets, sinks, showerheads and toilets. Although there are many commercial calcium cleaner that can remove these stains, homeowners may choose instead to use these natural substances.

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Calcium deposits can also develop on kitchen appliances, such as dishwashers. To clean calcium deposits from these different items, use a pair of gloves, scrubber, brush, paper towels and natural ingredients found in any household.

Use either lemon rind or lemon juice to rub over chrome faucets, then pour some white vinegar on a paper towel and spread it over the faucet. Wait at least an hour before removing the paper towel and rinsing the lemon residue off the faucet with water.

Pour white vinegar in a spray bottle and spritz it on shower glass doors; wait 15 minutes and then wipe clean with water. Spray the door with one glass of white wine as an alternative cleaning method, suggests Reader's Digest. Use 3 cups of white vinegar to clean a toilet and wait an hour before flushing it.

Pour or spray white vinegar on a stubborn stain, wait 30 minutes and then pour baking soda over the vinegar. Scrub the area with a scrubber product or bristle brush and rinse with water.

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