If you have hard water, unattractive deposits can appear on china, porcelain, enamel, tile, stainless steel, fiberglass, chrome, and glass surfaces. Calcium and magnesium in water leave hard deposits called lime scale. Manganese leaves brownish or blackish stains. Bacteria that thrive in water with a high iron content leave a reddish or white slime. Brass and copper content in water are the result of acidic water, which can corrode plumbing and fixtures. If you have brass or copper fittings, you may end up with blue or green stains on fixtures.
NORWEX Descaler is effective in removing soap scum, lime build-up, scale and other stains in your bathrooms and kitchens! Simply spray on the surface and let sit for about 5-10 minutes. Wipe off with a moist Enviro Cloth before the surface dries. See the before and after pictures below as just one example what this great product can do!
Before: Whirlpool / Spa Jets coated in orange / rust colored lime build-up
After: Cleaned by spraying Norwex DeScaler, letting it sit for five minutes, and lightly brushing away the lime scale.
The Norwex DeScaler contains the same basic ingredients it always has: Water, orange extract, sodium gluconate, glutamic acid, and glucuronic acid*. It works quickly and does an amazing job. Our DeScaler is amazing at removing scale from toilet, showers, tubs and more! Some spots may take more than one treatment, but you will find that there is improvement after each use, and it takes longer for scale to build up after using the descaler.
Scale is a mineral deposit of calcium and/or magnesium that can leave white spots, and/or result in a whitish crust forming on shower, bath, sink, toilet and tap surfaces etc (this buildup may appear orange in color if the water is also high in iron). Scale is not black in color and is not another word for mold – so no, this product will not likely be effective to kill or remove mold from surfaces.
[The Norwex DeScaler is NOT for use in coffee pots or other food-ware products due to possible after-taste if not rinsed off adequately.]
Wondering about using a non-Norwex brand commercial lime remover? The most important thing to remember in using any product, especially a harsh chemical, is to read the instructions on the container carefully and follow all directions to protect your health.
*Please consult Norwex corporate office or contact me for a MSDS sheet if you have any questions about a specific ingredient in any of our products.
My family eats a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. My husband takes a few pieces of fresh fruit to work every day, and my children each take a fruit item (usually an apple) to school for their mid-morning snack each day.
Prior to Norwex, I did give some thought to cleaning our produce. We ran everything under some hot water and considered it adequate. I’ve since learned that many of our fruits and vegetables come home from the grocery store with nasty companions…pesticide residue and bacteria! Yuck!!
The “Dirty Dozen”; the foods with most pesticide residue include:
It scared me to see this list; these are items that we eat every day! Luckily; Norwex has an amazing Norwex Fresh Wash to clean our produce. The Norwex Fresh Wash is an all-natural solution specifically designed to wash produce. It will rid vegetables of pesticides, fungicides and herbicide residues, chemical contaminants, waxes, oils, animal wastes, dirt and increases the shelf life 2-3 times!! It is great for delicate fruit.
The first time I really noticed the impact that the Fresh Wash had on the shelf life of our produce was Christmas a few years ago. My mother-in-law had brought strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries to our house. We washed them with the Norwex Fresh Wash and served them to our guests. After dinner, we put the leftovers in the fridge. We then forgot about those yummy berries stashed on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator. More than eight days went by before we noticed that dish again. I took it out of the refrigerator, hesitant, and opened it slowly. I expected to find mushy, moldy berries. Instead…we found firm, delicious berries; they tasted just like they had eight days earlier! Yeah Fresh Wash!!
As I mentioned, my children take apples to school almost every day. I love the fact that my nine-year-old considers it important enough to stop at the sink on the way from the fruit bowl to his backpack to grab the Norwex Veggie and Fruit Scrub Cloth to wash his apple. Even a child can tell the difference between an apple straight from the store and one that has been quickly cleaned with our Norwex Veggie & Fruit Scrub Cloth!
The Norwex Fruit & Veggie Scrub Cloth cleans dirt and debris off fruits and veggies. It has a rough side for scrubbing and a soft side for polishing. We use it for apples, oranges, bananas, grapefruit, melons, plums, tomatoes and anything else that is firm and more easily scrubbed than soaked in the Norwex Fresh Wash.
I love using, and also selling Norwex for our cleaning company. We have cut back on “supplies” such as window cleaner, dusting polish etc. because we are only using the antibac cloths. We are also going “outside the box” and using the mattress cleaner on customers beds when we change the sheets (once every four months) as a special touch. We also sell the Norwex products to our customers, which brings in extra income.
Jacklyn Christian, In The Pink Cleaning