I'm a big fan of cleaning with white vinegar. Since I have two kids I'm wary about filling my home with chemicals anyway, but mostly I love white vinegar because it does a far better job than chemical cleaners. Plus it is really cheap!
Today I'm sharing some before (yuck) and after pictures of cleaning my taps with white vinegar, since I'm not sure how many people are familiar with vinegar's amazing cleaning properties. This is what I had to work with:
We live in a hard water area so limescale build up is inevitable. I've tried "proper" limescale remover in the past and haven't been too impressed, (not to mention the fact limescale remover is highly corrosive and you have to go through the faff of putting on gloves to use it). But a bit of white vinegar will take the limescale right off with no elbow grease...
I soak a ball of cotton wool with white vinegar, place it over the affected area and wrap the tap with a bit of clingfilm to keep it in place. If the limescale is quite bad it is best to leave it over night, but I got impatient and whipped the clingfilm and cotton wool off after a couple of hours. Which still left me with nice sparkly taps:
No scrubbing necessary! I also used it to clean the shower because it is the only thing that gets my shower head looking like new again.
Anyone else rate natural products like white vinegar and bicarb over chemical cleaning products?