Limescale is a mineral deposit that builds up on sinks, faucets, shower heads, shower doors, toilets and tubs. It is a nuisance, but you can easily carry out Limescale removal and avoid further build up by purchasing an effective Limescale reomver, or by following these simple and easy steps. You will need a rubber gloves, heavy duty cleaner, washing detergent, sponge/scrubber, paper towel, white vinegar, bucket, borax, toilet brush, and a spray bottle.
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
In the context of home improvement, the term limescale refers to calcium carbonate precipitates which sticks on the surface of utensils like kettles and cooking pans. Before embarking on looking for ways to remove the precipitate, it is appropriate to understand how the compound is deposited on the surface of appliances. Most households across the UK use hard water in their kitchen and laundry rooms. In this case, hard water refers to water containing significant quantities of dissolved magnesium and calcium ions. Limescale forms whenever hard water containing calcium ions is heated above 600C. As a result, the high temperature leads to formation of solid calcium carbonate, which precipitates and sticks on metallic surfaces. Continue reading
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.