To help you, we have gathered four great top tips to remove limescale from your taps in your home. Our tips cover tackling and preventing limescale!
1. Keep on top of limescale
Limescale is caused when naturally occurring minerals that are diluted in water deposit around your home. As these minerals crystallize they tend to form a white crusty layer, and that's the nasty limescale you see around your sinks, taps and shower. Limescale is pretty stubborn and the longer you leave it the more it will build up, so it's best to stay on top of it and remove it as often as you can, to prevent having a big limescale removal job on your hands.
2. Don't just scrub at limescale
Of course, you can remove some limescale by scrubbing. But by doing this, you're also likely to damage the finish of your stainless steel sink or shower screen underneath. To avoid spoiling the look of your lovely kitchen or bathroom you're best to stick to using limescale removal and descaler products.
3. Leave it to soak
If you're keeping on top of your limescale (see tip number 1), removing any new limescale is merely a matter of spraying the affected area with limescale treatment, wiping it off with a dry or damp cloth, and finishing with a rinse of water.
More stubborn areas are going to need a longer treatment. For any areas of limescale where it's difficult to leave a treatment soaking, pop some of your limescale remover into a plastic cup and attach the cup to your tap with string, then leave to soak.
4. Stop your limescale from coming back
Get into the habit of wiping down your shower, taps and shower screen after use and doing the same in your kitchen. By getting rid of water, you'll stop the limescale from building up so quickly.
When it comes to limescale, the best solution is prevention. The earlier you stop it from building up, the easier it will be to remove it!
What are the effects of limescale on your life?
Limescale also has other negative effects. It can really spoil your overall home look. The effects of this enemy are:
- Obstruction and oxidation of pipes
- Opacity on all types of surfaces including silverware and glassware
- Difficulties with the washing machine
- Increase in consumption of cleaning products
- Shorter lifetime for electrical appliances
Limescale and your skin
Overall limescale can dry up your skin! If you live in the arab peninsula you know what we are talking about. So if you live in a hard water area, remember to regularly use a good hand & body cream. Ideally twice a day on areas like elbows, knees and hands.