‘My kitchen tap was covered in crusty limescale but age-old hack removed it instantly’

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Fans of cleaning guru Mrs Hinch are raving about a cheap hack to lift stubborn limescale and leave your taps and shower heads looking brand new again in just 10 minutes…

A cleaning whizz has shared her 50-year-old secret to transforming limescale-ridden taps in no time.

Although unharmful to your health, nobody likes the look of limescale on our once-shiny taps and shower heads – caused by a buildup of minerals like calcium and magnesium found in our water. But it can reduce the efficiency and lifespan of our appliances, so it’s always best to tackle it before it gets worse.

If you don’t want to spend a small fortune and fancy cleaning products and aren’t afraid to put in a little elbow grease, there’s one hack that avid cleaners can’t stop raving about.

Taking to the Mrs Hinch Cleaning Tips and Tricks Facebook group, one woman shared a photo of the taps in her new rented home – which were covered in crusty limescale. “Can anyone help me clean this tap? What would I use and how?” she captioned the post.

Many users suggested soaking the limescale in Kilrock Big K Descaler – which you can pick up from a slew of retailers. The Range is currently selling a 400ml bottle for just £2.99 – and has a five-star rating. Then, once the product has had time to start softening the mineral buildup, use a wet 2p coin to remove the gunk without creating any damage.

“That’s what I do. I’ve been doing it for 50 years with different taps,” one user raved. Another agreed, commenting: “Klrock gel! Leave [it on] for five-10 minutes and then chip off with a copper coin.” A third recommended using lemons and then removing the limescale with a ‘dampened’ 2p coin.

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Lynsey Crombie, aka the Queen of Clean, also says lemon is ‘great’ for tackling limescale and hard water marks. The expert, who has featured on ITV’s This Morning, says the cheap fruit has ‘antiseptic properties’ and a ‘sweet scent’ – making it the perfect cleaning product.

For limescale that is on your taps, very simply cut your lemon in half and run the lemon all over the tap where the limescale is present,” she said. “Leave the lemon on the tap for a while so that it can get to work and then rinse away. You may need to repeat this process.”

What’s your tried and tested hack to get rid of limescale? Let us know in the comments section below

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