How to get rid of limescale

How to remove limescale

Limescale can be an absolute nightmare to get rid of, especially if you want to avoid harsh chemicals for cleaning. Luckily for you, there is a range of home remedies that will get rid of limescale without potentially damaging your taps with chemicals. Here are a few easy ways to clean your taps free of limescale so your sink can look shiny all round again.

One of the most popular ways is using white vinegar and lemon juice…

For a regular, general clean, fill up a spray bottle of half water and half white vinegar and spray on tiles, baths and sinks regularly. Make sure you always wash it afterwards with plain water, this should keep limescale at bay.
If you have a bigger build up of limescale, soak a cloth or tea towel in the water and vinegar solution, then leave it for a couple hours or overnight if need be. Then remove at the end of this time period, you may need to scrub it a little to remove all of the limescale but it should come off with no issue.
Another popular solution is to halve a lemon, squeeze out the juice on to a cloth and put the half lemons on the tap spouts. Then wrap the cloth around the rest of the tap. You can leave this for a few hours or overnight if needed, then scrub it off afterwards.

Kettles and coffee machines also build up a lot of lime scale overtime which can affect the flavour of your coffee/tea, but don’t worry we have got your back on that too…

For kettles, fill the kettle with half water and half vinegar and leave it overnight. In the morning tip out the solution and the limescale should come out easily. Make sure you remember to throughly wash it afterwards to get rid of any lingering vinegar odours.

For coffee machines, add the vinegar and water solution and run the machine through (with no coffee of course) then repeat twice with plain water. This method is also just great general maintenance of your coffee machine to prevent the build up of limescale in the first place.

These are the best methods for getting rid of pesky limescale without any harsh chemicals. Of course, there is nothing wrong with branded limescale removers but these methods are far more eco-friendly and cheap too.