Home Cheats: 9 Cleaning Hacks to Remove Limescale

2. Remove Limescale from Coffee Makers and Tea Kettle
First of all, it is important to know that it is not bad for your health to ingest limescale. The calcium and magnesium in drinking water are both healthy minerals; we actually need them. The main reason why a kettle has a filter is to keep limescale bits from ending up in your tea or coffee. Fill the kettle with a solution consisting of equal parts water and vinegar, and leave it overnight. The limescale will be easy to remove in the morning. Make sure to rinse it thoroughly to remove any vinegar-like odours. For the coffee maker, pour the vinegar solution into the water compartment and have the machine carry out its normal process (without coffee), then repeat this twice more with just water.

You can also clean your coffee maker by filling the water tank with hot water and two denture cleanser tablets or antacids. Leave them to fizz, run a full cycle, rinse, and run another full cycle using only water. Descale regularly so your appliances remain free of limescale.

3. Remove Limescale from Shower Head
Fill a glass bowl with white vinegar. Remove the showerhead, place it in the bowl and leave it to soak overnight. Rinse with clean water. If the showerhead is not removable, fill a plastic bag halfway with vinegar, submerge the showerhead and tie it off with a rubber band to keep the bag in place. Use a needle to remove any remaining limescale from the spray holes.

4. Remove Limescale from Your Bath
If there is limescale on the side of your tub, soak some kitchen paper in lemon juice and stick it to the side of your tub (vinegar works just as well). Then use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe it clean as soon as the limescale has dissolved. Rinse with clean water, and repeat if necessary.

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