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How to Remove Limescale

How do you remove limescale?

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4/12/2017
How to Remove Limescale

How does Clarity Cleans Remove Limescale?

What is limescale? How do you remove limescale? Limescale is a build up of minerals in the water on surfaces such as your sink, taps or even in your kettle. It builds where it’s hot enough or left long enough to evaporate off the water and leave the minerals behind. It is annoying and can be unsightly, so let us help!

What is Limescale?

Limescale is a chemical – calcium carbonate, this chemical is naturally occurring. This chalky material clings to most surfaces reducing the shine of glass, steel and other materials found mainly in bathrooms and kitchens . It usually changes in how much there is by local region. For example York has very ‘hard’ or limescale rich water whilst London typically has low concentration.

How to Remove Limescale?

The best way to remove Limescale is to use a low concentration acid, something as simple as lemon juice or vinegar will (with time) dissolve and remove this pest.

Clarity Cleans uses a simple acidic solution to remove limescale from your premises. It is slightly more acidic than vinegar and lemons, but safe enough to be handled regularly on your surfaces and taps. Using this chemical we can bathe limescale to remove buildup, spray regularly to reduce the build up in the first place and using the microfiber system scrub hard to reach spots like under your taps.

If you’re using it yourself and want to ‘descale’ a kettle for example, we would suggest using a food based acid like lemon juice or vinegar. Pour until it covers the bottom and most of the limescale, leave this for 10 minutes and then check to see if the limescale is coming away from the surfaces or ‘melting’. If not, add some water and heat the kettle then pour the contents down your sink, rinse thoroughly and you should have a much cleaner kettle to use.

We recommend cleaning a kettle once a month, this will allow your kettle to work more efficiently. This can save you slightly on your monthly electricity bills as limescale acts as a heat insulator.

Ann Mary
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