limescale


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limescale

(ˈlaɪmskeɪl)
n
(Chemistry) a flaky deposit left in containers such as kettles by the action of heat on water containing calcium salts. Often shortened to: scale
[from lime1 (sense 1) + scale1 (sense 3)]
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limescale

[ˈlaɪmskeɪl] n (= deposit) → calcaire m
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I spotted a major offender, Duck Fresh Discs, (no, me neither) in my local Sainsbury's, which, in small print, claims to "prevent limescale build-up" and then states "harmful to aquatic life with long-lasting effects".
4 5 Wear rubber gloves and get stuck in to properly clean a toilet To remove hard water and limescale toilet stains, wear rubber gloves, flush the cistern and remove a mugful of water from the bowl - I use a tin mug -so you can see the rim of the limescale line clearly.
The Orbit Softwater features a unique combination of metals which causes an electro-chemical catalytic reaction, neutralising the ability for calcium to form as limescale in your water supply.
However, yucky-looking buildup does occur, and limescale and mineral deposits can clog your showerhead and reduce the water flow.
3 KEEP THE DISHWASHER SPARKLING Empty a sachet of citric acid (available from chemists) into the detergent dispenser, then run on a hot cycle once a month to banish built-up grease and limescale.
As part of its application, the Filano drops utilises a hydrophilic film that allows water droplets to slide off surfaces without leaving limescale markings.
New types of kettles that do not fur up with limescale could be developed following research that studied how stalagmites build up in caves.
SENTINEL COMMERCIAL has developed KalGUARD, a device that is reported to be scientifically proven to prevent limescale formation without wasting water.
Cillit Bang Limescale & Shine is on offer at Sainsbury's supermarkets with 50 per cent off.
Durapipe HTA also offers a 50 year design life due to the high quality material used in the manufacturing process which remains both limescale and corrosion resistant.
Also in the spotlight is ModiSurf Clarity, which takes a new approach to modifying the nature of hard surfaces such as glass and polymerics to repel limescale and reduce their tendency to mist up.
There is a removable limescale filter, water window and capacity of 1.