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.