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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The Common Causes of Degradation: Water, Soap Scum, Limescale, Chemical Attack, Humidity, Cleaning & Scrubbing
It produces both shine and hygienic cleanliness by removing surface residues like calcium, limescale, dirt deposits, and soap scum.
Karen Jackson, by email: Try two cupfuls in the drawer on a hot wash once a month to clean your machine and prevent a build-up of limescale.
Included in the range is the CitroClean all purpose cleaner for walls, floors, pots and pans; the Citro Gel oven cleaner and degreaser for ovens, grills, and greasy floors; Citro Lime limescale remover for dishwashing machines, heating elements and rust stains; and the CitroBac multipurpose sanitizer to kill bacteria and prevent cross contamination.
And do you think they're as easy to keep clean what with white limescale marks?
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.
They go through loads of kettles as well because they get choked up with limescale.
Red ants sting victims with a droplet of burning formic acid - the same ingredient used in limescale remover.
Not only that, the Pure Pulse also offers a revolutionary lifetime guarantee against limescale clogging - for a healthier, hygienic bathroom.