Lime-scale can be very stubborn and makes its presence felt on all your domestic appliances that enter into contact with water. The milky white deposits that appear on taps, tiles, your bath, in your coffee machine, washing machine or dishwasher are all the result of hard water. If left to build up for a long time, removing it can be a very unrewarding task. There are many practices, tips and life hacks for getting rid of lime-scale. Some methods are better than others are. Most methods are temporary and address only the effects of lime-scale. Other methods, however, are able to solve the issue permanently by addressing the very source of the problem: hard water.

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Lime-scale removal has become part of our weekly cleaning habits, and it is something that we have to do regularly, otherwise lime-scale deposits can wreak havoc in our kitchen appliances.

Usually, people use different kinds of cleaning products to crack lime-scale on bathroom sanitary ware. No surface that enters into contact with hard water is able to escape the wrath of lime-scale – whether it’s the glass door of your shower cabin or the tap in your kitchen, the white-yellowish chalky substance will appear just about anywhere. Those who are not a fan of chemical-based cleaning products, often opt for homemade solutions. These homemade practices usually use some variation of lemon acid or lemon juice, vinegar, and baking soda. The instructions are always the same: apply, soak, rinse and repeat. While all these solutions work in some way or another, they are only a quick fix that you will have to repeat time and time again. A permanent solution is to deal directly with the cause of lime-scale, that is, to treat hard water in order to inhibit lime-scale formation.

Water softeners are the fail-safe way to permanently get rid of lime-scale, and stop having to worry about the damage hard water may cause in your home. Investing in a water softener for your kitchen utilities will make sure that you won’t ever have to experience coffee machine or dishwasher breakdowns due to mineral deposits. A water softener lowers the levels of calcium and magnesium in your water through a process called ion exchange, which replaces calcium and magnesium with sodium, thus, preventing deposits and stains.

Water softener systems are available in liquid or powder form, and there are even electrical water softeners such as the Scalemaster Softline 100 10 Litre Electric Metered Water Softener. On WaterFilterShop.co.uk you will find all types of water softeners whether for domestic or industrial needs.

To achieve best results, in domestic settings, we recommend using a water softener in combination with a water filter system, as water softeners are designed solely to counter the effects of hard water and are not efficient against other contaminants present in tap water.