Remove limescale from bathroom tiles, kettle, showerhead, toilet bowl – Everyone has to deal with it, sooner or later: limescale! Because where there is water, there is also lime. Especially in the bathroom, but also in the toilet or near the countertop can form. We give you several useful tips to prevent and remove limescale deposits.
Why does limescale occur?
Limescale deposits form when calcium and magnesium ions deposit on the walls, taps, etc. Calcium and magnesium are naturally present in water, but this differs per area.
How to remove limescale | How do you remove extreme lime, among other things?
It is possible that scale particles can also form in areas with soft water. This is because the pipes through which the water flows before it reaches your home may consist of calcareous parts. These lime particles can end up in your drinking water through a natural process.
Remove extreme lime
Removing the limescale Extreme limescale is a common problem. Lime is formed when the water dries up. Limescale deposits are therefore common on surfaces where a lot of water passes, such as in bathrooms, toilets, and in the kitchen.
At first glance, limescale appears relatively harmless. But the build-up of this innocent-looking attack sometimes suddenly causes extreme limescale.
The surface feels rough and is dull. Sometimes the extreme lime is even discolored. Annoying, because the attack is unsightly and removal is difficult. If you want to remove heavy limescale, you can try different tricks for this. All tips for removing extreme scale can be found on our tip page.
Do you want to do it well and effectively in one go? Then you can easily remove stubborn limescale on glass, shower doors, tiles, or in the bathroom and toilet with our HG scale away foam spray 3x stronger.
Remove limescale in the bathroom
Lime in the bathroom is unfortunately nothing new under the sun. Do you suffer from limescale in your bathroom and do you want to remove limescale from the bathroom floor or do you want to remove limescale from other surfaces in the bathroom? This is easy with our tips and HG products.
We wrote a page with tips on how to remove limescale in the bathroom. If you are looking for a ready-to-use product, we recommend our HG scale away foam spray with a powerful green scent. HG scale away foam spray with a powerful green scent removes limescale deposits quickly and safely, and has a fresh green scent.
Remove limescale in the kettle and clean the kettle
When using your kettle, limescale deposits form on the inside of the kettle. How quickly this happens depends on how intensively you use the kettle. The amount of limescale deposits in the kettle also depends on the type of tap water: hard or soft.
If you want to enjoy your kettle for a long time, good maintenance is important. Lime can cause your kettle to malfunction. You can clean your kettle in several ways. On our tip page, we discuss tips for easily removing lime in the kettle, and we recommend the right products for a lime-free kettle.
Descale the coffee maker
A cup of coffee is of course delicious. But in order to maintain the pleasant taste of your coffee, it is important to descale your coffee maker regularly. Because limescale can affect the taste of your coffee. Besides, limescale builds up for colder coffee, and your appliance makes more noise during use.
But how often do you have to descale the coffee machine? And with what should you descale the coffee machine? We figured it out for you.
Depending on the use and water hardness, we recommend descaling your coffee maker every three months. It is best to clean the coffee machine with our HG quick descaler. You can find more about descaling your coffee maker on our product and tip pages.
Descaling the espresso machine
Cleaning and descaling your espresso machine may seem like a daunting task. But that is not too bad, especially if you use the right product. Depending on the use of your espresso machine, it is recommended to clean and descale the machine at least four times a year. This ensures that your espresso machine lasts longer and that your coffee retains the right taste.
One of the culprits that can shorten the life of your appliance is limescale build-up. When cleaning your espresso machine, it is therefore important to use a product to descale the machine. We made a step-by-step plan for you so that you can easily remove lime from your espresso machine.
Clean Nespresso and make it lime-free
Preventing limescale in your Nespresso machine is actually impossible. Tap water contains lime, which leaves a trace in your machine. The inside and lose parts of your Nespresso machine are thus covered with a layer of lime.
Limescale build-up can shorten the life of your appliance. Also, limescale build-up changes the taste of your Nespresso coffee. That is why it is important to clean your Nespresso machine regularly. You can descale the Nespresso machine in various ways. On our page, we tell you what you should and should not do when descaling your Nespresso.
Remove limescale in Senseo
Would you like to enjoy a cup of Senseo coffee? To ensure that the coffee continues to taste great, you must regularly descale your Senseo machine.
Besides, limescale deposits in your Senseo ensure that the appliance lasts less and the coffee does not get hot. Limescale is produced by water and is therefore unavoidable when using your Senseo machine.
Senseo descaling may seem like a big job because the scale is even on the smallest parts. But with the right products, you can quickly and easily descale your Senseo machine. You can discover how to do this on our tip page.
Descaling the washing machine
A washing machine is almost indispensable in every household. That is why it is important to maintain your washing machine as well as possible. This way your washing machine will last many washes longer and you will avoid expensive repair costs.
A common problem is a limescale in the washing machine. This sometimes causes limescale deposits on your clothing. Also, lime can cause the washing machine parts to break and the washing machine takes longer to heat up.
Descaling your washing machine is therefore very important. But how often should you descale the washing machine? And can you descale the washing machine with vinegar, soda or cleaning vinegar? On our tip page, we give you tips on descaling the washing machine. Besides, we discuss the advantages of HG quick descaler to descale your washing machine quickly and efficiently.
Remove limescale from the showerhead
Clogged showerhead holes, or jets of water spraying in all directions, you probably know it. The showerhead that was once so nice looks to be replaced. But before purchasing a new shower head, check the old one for limescale build-up first.
Limescale deposits on the showerhead cause clogged spray holes. These cause the aforementioned problems. Fortunately, you can easily fix this problem. Descaling your shower head is very simple and gives immediate results. You don’t even have to disassemble the showerhead for this. You can easily remove the limescale on your shower head with HG scale away foam spray.
3 Ways to remove lime
Various do-it-yourself remedies for limescale removal are described on various blogs. We have selected a number of them.
Cola – All kinds of special properties are attributed to cola, including descaling. For example, cola would be suitable for descaling the toilet bowl. Throw cola in the toilet bowl and then let it sit overnight. Flush the toilet the next day.
Remove limescale Buttermilk – Soak a tea towel with buttermilk and then place it on the spot where the lime deposits are. Leave it overnight and then you should be able to easily rinse it away.
Fabric softener – You can also use fabric softener to remove limescale from bathroom tiles. Pour a capful of fabric softener into half a bucket of warm water and then wipe the tiles with it. Let it take effect for a while and finally rinse thoroughly with hot water.
Have you tried the above methods and it doesn’t seem to work? Then try the HG solutions that have been specially developed to remove lime thoroughly and safely.
Remove limescale effectively with HG
HG has various solutions for removing limescale, such as HG professional limescale remover. This is a highly concentrated agent for remove limescale from bathroom tiles.
The product is suitable for taps, bathtubs, toilets, and shower walls and can also be used, for example, for descaling your shower head. This concentrated limescale remover also removes rust stains, urine stone, and copper green. HG professional limescale remover is available in a 500ml and a 1L variant.
HG scale away foam spray, but also the HG scale away foam spray with a powerful green scent removes limescale deposits thoroughly and quickly and leaves a radiant shine and a nice scent.
These products are suitable for removing limescale, which gives a dull haze, from tiles, shower cubicles, plastic baths, washbasins, taps, showerheads, and worktops. The products provide a full foam that ensures a longer exposure time and does not affect chrome, glaze, and grout.
In addition to HG scale away foam spray and HG scale away foam spray with a powerful green scent, HG scale away foam spray 3x stronger is also available to remove stubborn lime.
Tips to prevent limescale build-up
Of course, you would prefer to avoid having to remove lime. The following tips can help:
1. Preventively clean with a cleaning agent
To prevent limescale deposits in the shower, sink, or bath, we recommend that you bring a cloth with a cleaning agent with you when you take a shower.
This way you can keep the shower walls clean while showering. Then rinse the walls with hot water after showering and dry the shower cabin. HG shower & washbasin spray is the ideal everyday cleaner for this because it not only removes light limescale deposits, but also skin fats and soap residues.
2. Water softener
You can also connect a water softener to your water supply, which you then connect as close as possible behind your water meter. Thanks to this water softener (and the built-in scale filter), the water becomes softer and you now have water with less scale. Unfortunately, this is an expensive solution and not financially feasible for everyone.