How do you remove limescale? Everyone has a point of view on the subject. But you’re not going to waste your time on weighing the pros and cons of every single advice… So here are a couple of simple and easy tips on how to remove limescale.
1. Keep on top of limescale
Limescale is caused when naturally occurring minerals that are diluted in water deposit around your home. As these minerals crystallize they tend to form a white crusty layer, and that’s the nasty limescale you see around your sinks, taps and shower. Limescale is pretty stubborn and the longer you leave it the more it will build up, so it’s best to stay on top of it and remove it as often as you can, to prevent having a big limescale removal job on your hands.
2. Don’t just scrub at limescale
Of course, you can remove some limescale by scrubbing. But by doing this, you’re also likely to damage the finish of your stainless steel sink or shower screen underneath. To avoid spoiling the look of your lovely kitchen or bathroom you’re best to stick to using limescale removal and descaler products, such as Viakal that gently gets rid of the mineral deposits.
3. Leave it to soak
If you’re keeping on top of your limescale (see tip number 1), removing any new limescale is merely a matter of spraying the affected area with limescale treatment, wiping it off with a dry or damp cloth, and finishing with a rinse of water. More stubborn areas are going to need a longer treatment. For any areas of limescale where it’s difficult to leave a treatment soaking eg the undersides of taps, Viakal Limescale Remover’s thick formula is designed to cling for longer to vertical surfaces. Alternatively, pop some of your limescale remover into a plastic cup and attach the cup to your tap with string, then leave to soak.
4. Stop your limescale from coming back
Get into the habit of wiping down your shower, taps and shower screen after use and doing the same in your kitchen. By getting rid of water, you’ll stop the limescale from building up so quickly.
When it comes to limescale, the best solution is prevention. The earlier you stop it from building up, the easier it will be to remove it!