Causes of Limescale Problems
Heating systems such as hot-water boilers and kettles always develop a hard and chalky deposit on their heating surfaces. This deposit is referred to as Limescale, and is formed by calcium carbonate present in the water. The amount of deposition is normally directly proportional to the concentration of the calcium carbonate.
The direct effects of Limescale problems include; damage to the system’s components and general reduction in operation levels. Heating systems should therefore be well maintained to prevent this deposition. You can find further information at the Water Guide website
Limescale is a problem faced by every household. Hard water which is heated past 55 degree Celsius and left to stand forms into solids when the moisture evaporates and these solids is what makes up limescale. They cause a serious problem to our general appliances, pipe lines, boilers, taps and shower heads. The visible effects are nothing compared to the ones that can’t be seen. Limescale stays trapped in most of our heating systems and appliances making it difficult to maintain and operate. Continue reading
When it comes to cleaning the kitchen, including the surfaces, floor and appliances, one of the toughest tasks is removing limescale deposits from the insides of appliances. The task itself can be a tough one if not done properly, but can easily be done by following simple guides from the Internet or from the back of a branded limescale remover and descaler. The main cause of the build up is water which is used in your appliances. Continue reading
Thinking of Descaling Your Coffee Maker
Having a nice cup of coffee is what the majority of us do on a daily basis, whether it is a ‘wake me up’ coffee in the morning, an afternoon coffee with your neighbour or a relaxing coffee after a hard days work. But have you made yourself a coffee using your coffee maker and realised that it doesn’t taste quite right? The reason for that could be down to your coffee maker, if you take a look inside your coffee maker you may find deposits, which are off-white and chalky in appearance. These deposits are limescale deposits. If you have limescale deposits in your coffee maker or kettle, then it is time to use a descaling solution to clean your appliances and get them to fully working order again.
Prolonging the Life of your Coffee Maker by using Decalcifiers and a Descaler
Kitchen appliances such as your coffee maker are used on a regular basis during your daily routine. Whether it is a morning coffee before work or an afternoon coffee with some friends, over time, the performance levels of your coffee maker will begin to decrease. One of the most common causes of coffe makers to under perform is down to the build up of limescale deposits within the appliance. Limescale is formed due to calcium and minerals in hardwater , and with the 60% of the UK being hard water areas, it is inevitable that appliances will become affected by limescale over time. This article will give you a guide on one method to cleaning your coffee maker, using a vinegar solution. Which will rid your appliance of limescale deposits.