How to remove limescale from your kitchen & bathroom

How to remove limescale from your kitchen & bathroom

Our how to remove limescale guide will help you reclaim a shiny and clean home

You may already be familiar with limescale. It’s the silent, stealthy decay that slowly degrades the look of the surfaces in your home. Shockingly, each year, more than 13kgs of limescale goes through your pipes just from your everyday water usage! Unfortunately the daily realities of limescale are unavoidable. Here is everything you need to know about how to remove limescale and how it affects your home.

What Exactly Is Limescale?
Limescale is the chalky off-white crust that lurks inside your kettle, boiler, shower, etc., and stains your surfaces. Scientifically speaking limescale is a deposit of calcium carbonate and a residue left behind by hard water

Immediately after water dries on a surface, you’ll see a pale white deposit. At first, this watermark can easily be removed, but it will quickly build up each time that water dries in the same place. Whilst the water dries the mineral deposit will mix with other dirt present on the surface, oils from bathwater for example, and form unsightly stains.

Why Should I Care About Removing Limescale?

Limescale has a very distinctive look. It appears as a hard white substance, although sometimes can turn pink or yellowish if left to build up over time. Apart from the bonus of removing this unsightly discolouration and looking as good as new, removing limescale helps preserve the overall life of taps, sinks, and surfaces and prevent structural damage. This means you save more money in the long run as you don’t have to replace those fixtures as often.

What Is the Best Way To Remove It?

Limescale is a tough structure which requires special products like Viakal to remove it. The good news is that Viakal formula is fast and effective and requires little effort form you to do its hard work. It also contains a polymer technology. This leaves a “sheet” of protection over surfaces you have treated, which resists water, helping it slide away and helping minimize new limescale build up - especially when used regularly as part of your cleaning routine.

Surface Safe
Viakal is suitable for use on porcelain, ceramic, white enamel, chrome, glass or plastic shower cubicles, stainless steel and ceramic tiles – so pretty much everywhere you will need its limescale removing qualities and benefits.

Some Tips for Taps
Viakal’s spray foam delivery system makes reaching the curves nooks and crannies around complex bath and kitchen areas, such as taps, simple and thorough. Simply apply the foam, leave it 5 minutes to act and it will flow around tricky shapes making contact with the limescale and dissolving it.

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