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Thursday, August 04, 2005

NEWS: Limescale be gone!

Just moved into a new house and the kettle is all limescaled up. Yeuch. We instantly thought about getting some limescale cleaner to sort out the problem. There are some standard products that look very chemical. There are other greener options involving citric acid. We searched on Google and found a great tip on the Friends of the Earth site:

A mixture of water and distilled white vinegar boiled in a kettle will get rid of limescale as effectively as any chemical remover. To remove the unpleasant odour afterwards, boil fresh water in the kettle a few times. Let this water cool down and you can use it to water the plants.

Will give it a go and report back.

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At 8:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey City Hippy

A lemon cut in half then rubbed on taps, sinks, showers heads etc,
works better than any chemical rubbish I know.

And for lime scale in the loo use white vignear, boiling water and
bicarb of soda, cos the fizz help eat the limescale away.


Hippy Cleaner


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