Limescale is probably the worst enemy of cleanliness in the bathroom and toilet, with tiles and smooth surfaces. But what is it exactly? Limescale is a deposit of calcium carbonate. The fact that this chalky off-white crust deposits in our bathrooms has a simple reason: it is a part of our drinking water.
After all, the water that runs out of our taps is not one hundred percent pure, but contains a variety of solutes. In addition to calcite, these are magnesium or calcium carbonate. It is these substances that characterize what we call “water hardness”. The harder the water, the greater the concentration of dissolved substances in the water.
This also means that the harder the water, the more calcium carbonate deposits are left behind when the water evaporates. It is best to fight against this deposits when cleaning, preferably with suitable cleaning agents, such as our descaler, which not only removes deposits (from all surfaces), but also prevents limescale forming over a long period of time.
But why is it so important to get rid of the limescale?
Why does limescale have to be removed?
The first reason why we want to avoid limescale in bathrooms, sinks and on tiles is an aesthetic one. Limescale stains are not exactly nice to look at.
In addition, limescale deposits can attack the surfaces of our bathrooms and sanitary facilities and also accumulate in the water pipes, which in turn can lead to blockages. We do not need to tell you what the consequences are.
So: To stop limescale is necessary and worthwhile. And with the help of the right cleaning agents, you can master it as well.
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