Eco Friendly Shower Limescale Removal Methods

Limescale is a problem in many areas of the country. It is caused by mineral deposits like lime and calcium that are contained in the water in so-called hard water areas.

These minerals are harmless to our health (and can even be beneficial – it is also the reason mineral water is called such) but they can not only damage our water based appliances such as kettles, dishwashers and washing machine but hard water also creates a limescale scum line around sinks and baths.checkĀ read more here.

Removing limescale in hard water areas is often tasked to chemical limescale removers that we insert with our wash in the washing machine or dishwasher. Chemicals are also used to de-scale kettles and remove the scum line in baths, showers and sinks.

However, many of the chemicals that are contained in these products are damaging to the environment and eco system. And the damage they can cause is often amplified by the fact they enter the water table directly through our plugs holes and washing machine soil pipes.

But there are alternatives to using harsh chemicals that are equally effective and can also be used time and time again, saving you money in both the costs of chemicals and the damage caused to your appliances by limescale build-up.

One of the simplest and cheapest method of removing limescale from washing machines and dishwashers is to use a limescale removing magnetic ball. These magnoballs use magnetic power to crystallise limescale particles which prevents them from settling on clothes or clogging up the heating elements. You can also get these magnetic devices for toilets which prevents unsightly limescale build up in the bowl.

It is also possible to remove the limescale deposits at source by fitting simple electronic water conditioners that descale your system and prevent new limescale forming. These are surprisingly inexpensive and easy to fit – without the need of a plumber.