Limescale is probably one of those little things that we wish would disappear from the face of the earth… forever!
Limescale doesn’t just make your things look old, they can actually eventually ruin your things and render them useless.
Sinks, taps, shower heads, glass, kettles, washing machines, dishwashers, they all can’t escape the annoying white marks that are quite tough to remove. If it’s not you who’s bothered by it, it could well be that your dear husband (for a change! ;)) has taken it upon himself to get rid of it once and for all.
What is limescale?
Why not dazzle your friends with some chemistry trivia? It is primarily made of calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate.
But in normal speak, it is basically made of minerals, which you can find in the water. These natural minerals dry up, as a result, they form white residues that usually don’t dissolve in water.
What can get rid of limescale?
Sadly water isn’t enough to get rid of this stubborn limescale. You’ll need some potent limescale remover from the supermarket, a rough scrub and a lot of elbow grease.
These potent limescale removers work by dissolving the minerals usually with highly acidic or alkaline chemicals. Some of them also use petroleum-based chemicals that smell harsh like bleach.
What are the alternatives?
You can use good ol’ kitchen essentials like vinegar or baking soda, but if you want to save a bit of time and effort in making your own concoction, you could try our very own Nimble Sticky Stopper, which is made with great and effective ingredients derived from plants.
The best thing about it is also antibacterial – kills 99.9% of germs.
It contains lactic acid, an ingredient derived from corn, that is a natural disinfectant and also a fantastic ingredient that dissolves limescale.