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How to get rid of lime-scale – permanently!

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.

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Can I drink London tap water?

We all understand the importance of consuming plenty of liquids and staying well hydrated at all times. When it comes to drinking water, various options are available to us: bottled, tap, filtered, alkaline, etc. Of all these options, tap water is undoubtedly the most convenient and cheapest, but is it safe for drinking purposes? Scientists at the UK Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) say it is, and that London tap water is the safest in the country.

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The DWI carries out reports each year about the quality of the municipal water in the United Kingdom, ensuring that the water supplied by water providers meets the standards imposed by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the standards set out in the EU Drinking Water Directive.

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Can I drink UK tap water?

Drinking tap water would reduce a significant amount of plastic waste that is caused by the bottled water industry. However, many consumers in the United Kingdom are concerned about the safety of UK tap water.

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Tap water in the UK is held to high standards and millions of test are carried out annually to make sure that the water that reaches consumers is of the best possible quality. A report commissioned each year by the Consumer Council for Water has found that 94% of the population in the United Kingdom is satisfied with the quality of the tap water.

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Is tap water safe to drink in London?

This question is often on the minds of Londoners and tourists visiting the city. Tap water is convenient, accessible and much cheaper than bottled water; however, when it comes to water no one wants to compromise on safety and healthiness. Water safety is a common concern, which is not taken lightly by water regulators and water companies. The UK Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) carries out assessments each year regarding the quality of tap water in the UK, identifying and addressing any potential problems. On several occasions, London tap water has been found to be the best and safest in the country and in compliance with drinking water standards.

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The public water source is tested with respect to microbiological, physical, and chemical parameters to comprehensively identify any threats to public health and remedy any problems that may pose a potential threat. Thames Water carries out half a million tests on tap water each year, thus, ensuring that the water it provides meets all drinking water standards.

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Can I drink softened water?

Hard water is a problem in many areas, causing damage to the kitchen appliances of several consumers. It is understandable then that many homeowners use water softeners to prevent scale build-up and enjoy the benefits of softened water. However, consumers are not always sure about whether soft water is safe to drink.

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Considering that in the process of softening water, calcium ions are replaced with sodium ions, those who, for medical reasons, are concerned about the level of sodium in their water are advised not to drink artificially softened water. The water softening process forms sodium bicarbonate, which should not be confused with sodium chloride (salt). As a result, softened water is not salty as many would think.

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