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The best way to remove rust in your home

February 28, 2019

Tired of looking at the rust and calcium buildup on your bathroom or kitchen sink, taps, bathtub or toilet?

Here are our top tips to remove it and keep it gone for good in your home.

If your bathroom or kitchen taps and sinks are made from chrome, one of the best and most effective ways of removing rust buildup is actually with plain old aluminium foil.

First, give your chrome taps or sink a thorough clean. Then, after dipping the aluminium foil into water, rub it firmly over the rust spots stopping every so often to remove the residue from the rust. Finally, rinse! It is a very simple method and extremely effective.

If this does not work try a can of cola or even lemon or lime juice! All these common household goods contain phosphoric acid that is used to break down and remove rust without causing any damage to the chrome.

If your bathroom or kitchen sinks and taps are made from stainless steel, a great way to remove rust without harsh chemicals is baking soda. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda into a cup of water, then use a toothbrush to scrub the mix onto the rusted area. Rinse and pat dry to finish!

Baking soda is commonly used to remove the rust from steel without damaging or scratching the surface. Remember not to use a metal scourer or steel wool as it will leave scratch marks.

If you are looking to use a chemical to remove stubborn rust from your kitchen or bathroom, try a product like CLR which is designed for home use to remove any unwanted buildup on tapware, sinks and bathtubs.

For further advice on how to remove rust from your bathrooms and kitchens, give Brian and his professional team of plumbers a call today on 0410 206 134. Brian and his team have been servicing the Central Coast of NSW and beyond for over 30 years and are your local experts for all your plumbing needs.