How To Get Rid Of Lime Scale

Lime scale 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.

Lime scale is a chemical – calcium carbonate, this chemical is naturally occurring and usually changes in how much there is by local region.

For example York has very ‘hard’ or lime scale rich water whilst London typically has low concentration.

This chalky material clings to most surfaces reducing the shine of glass, steel and other materials found in bathrooms, kitchens and other items with water.

The best way to remove Lime scale 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 lime scale from your premises its 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 lime scale 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 I would suggest using a food based acid like lemon juice or vinegar – pour until it covers the bottom and most of the lime scale, leave this for 10 minutes check to see if the lime scale 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.

I recommend cleaning a kettle once a month, this will allow your kettle to work more efficiently saving you slightly on your monthly electricity bills as lime scale acts as a heat insulator.


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