Living in a hard water area can cause limescale to build up, which can cost up to £180 a year in the replacement of damaged appliances, as well as the need for enhanced cleaning procedures.

From descaling kettles to showerheads, there are ways of cleaning the damage and residue left by limescale that won’t break the bank. We have a look at some tips.

Avoid fancy cleaning products

Before smashing out on pricey specialist cleaning products, first, try a regular limescale cleaner from your local supermarket. However, do read the label first to ensure it is appropriate for the affected area you wish to use it on.


Raid your kitchen cupboards

One of the most effective ways to remove limescale is to use natural products such as vinegar or lemon juice, both of which easily breakdown limescale deposits. Always remember to allow the affected area to soak for at least an hour, before wiping the limescale away.


Check your wine rack

White wine works wonders on limescale. It removes limescale naturally by breaking down the calcium carbonate so it can easily be cleaned. The only tricky part here comes if you are cleaning vertical glass, such as shower screens, which makes soaking the affected area difficult. Just apply a little more wine and repeat the process a few times until the stains wipe away.

Tackle it head-on

The best way to prevent limescale build-up is to prevent the hard water that causes limescale to be present in the first place. Installing water softeners in Berkshire can be a simple solution, and will prove far longer lasting than any manual cleaning method.

Visit our site today for more information about water softening solutions.