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    How can I get rid of white build up on my shower head

    Bathroom Specialists

    There is an accumulation of white buildup around my shower head and bathroom taps. Do you know what might be causing this and how can it be fixed? Is it safe for me to fix it DIY?

    Asked by duncan on 15th Mar 2022
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    H20 bathrooms and plumbing

    "Good afternoon could be mineral deposit build-up or limescale best thing to do is get a bag tie it around the affected area with white vinegar ensuring all areas are covered hope this helps"

    Answered on 16th Mar 2022 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Mark Davis Installations

    "It's limescale and will eventually affect the performance of your shower. There are loads of products available which will easily and quickly remove this, try large supermarkets or DIY stores.
    If you can easily remove the showerhead, leave it overnight in the solution and it will be gone in the morning. If the showerhead is hard for you to remove, you can try rigging up a plastic bag containing the solution to the dangling showerhead and tape it up. Regarding the taps, you can get thicker gels which may help to keep the product where it's needed but you may have to get inventive. Be careful with these products as they are acidic.
    Hope that helps."

    Answered on 16th Mar 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Chadfield Property Services

    "The build-up is limescale, calcium carbonate deposits from the hard water, any bathroom cleaner that is labelled as "removing limescale" should do the job, the showerhead could be removed & left in a jug of white vinegar overnight."

    Answered on 16th Mar 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    I J Plumbing

    "You must be in a hard water area if it’s affecting all your outlets you will need to install a water softener on the incoming main there are various different ways to do this most opt for an inline softener"

    Answered on 16th Mar 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

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