Removing limescale from your home

CombimateUnlike dust and dirt which can easily be cleaned away, limescale is a persistent household annoyance, bothering homeowners everywhere. A hard white substance made mainly of calcium carbonate, it clings to our pipes, kettles, taps and more. Worse still, it can be incredibly difficult to clean away. Here’s everything you need to know:

How does limescale form?

Limescale forms as a result of hard water. This type of water contains dissolved calcium and magnesium crystals. When this water evaporates, calcium carbonate — or limescale — is left behind.

What does limescale do?

In terms of health, limescale is pretty harmless, with its effects lying in other areas. When left to build up, limescale can cause surfaces to become unsightly. When allowed to build up in kettles, pipes and taps, it can reduce the efficiency of the appliance, so it should always be prevented to keep your household costs down.

Where will limescale develop?

LimescaleLimescale can develop on any surface that hard water comes into contact with. This could be any of the following:

  • Taps
  • Pipes
  • Shower heads
  • Toilets
  • Tiles
  • Washing machines
  • Dishwashers

How to clean limescale?

If you do have limescale in the areas mentioned above, the good news is you won’t need to invest in expensive cleaning materials. Lemon juice or strong vinegar will usually do the trick, as they’re acidic enough to remove the deposits.

Never scratch away the limescale, as doing so can cause damage to the affected surfaces.

How to prevent limescale?

Once you’ve cleaned the deposits away, many people struggle with how to prevent limescale. Thankfully, technology like Combimate is available to help you keep the deposits at bay. The easy to install gadget contains Combiphos, a natural material that prevents the build-up of limescale in crucial areas of your home, like your taps, boilers and appliances.

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