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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And dissolving limescale in kettles Restaurateur Russell Norman has sobering news for fans of cheap prosecco I've been trying hard enough - I've watched every episode since it began in 1960 Tony Blackburn is desperate to be on Corrie I could never kiss anyone with a Genesis LP - and I never have Comedian Harry Enfield remembers his teenage years as a punk rocker It's an exercise in patience.
Cillit Bang Spray Limescale & Grime (750ml) is down from PS3 to PS2, Harpic Power Plus Max Toilet Cleaner (750ml) is PS1 instead of the usual PS1.75, Vanish Gold Carpet Cleaner (650g) has been reduced from PS8 to PS6, and Regina Thirst Pockets (2 Rolls) are down from PS3.25 to PS2.
Plum Bladder stones like this develop like limescale develops in a kettle.
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.
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. Alternatively, pour about 400ml white vinegar into the bottom of the dishwasher and leave for 30 minutes before running a hot cycle.
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.
Water softeners are commonly used in hard water areas to protect building services systems from limescale, however they can waste a considerable amount of water and also require a regular and costly supply of salt.
Simply pour tap water into the mop's tank (a built-in filtering system protects it from limescale) with the plastic jug provided, press the "on" button and it's ready to use in seconds - once the tank changes from red to blue, you're good to go.
Cillit Bang Limescale & Shine is on offer at Sainsbury's supermarkets with 50 per cent off.