If you live in Northampton then you’ll know some parts suffer from hard water and if you live in an area that doesn’t have hard water, great!

What is Hard Water?

Hard water is defined as water with high levels of calcium and magnesium ions. Usually, formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone, chalk or gypsum which are largely made up of calcium carbonate, which is the annoying hard off-white stuff that builds up around your taps, showerheads and other places that the hard water comes into contact with.

Limescale can be bad for your plumbing system and cleaning limescale can be a nightmare!

But there is a better way, a cheaper way to clean limescale…

Below we have a spray bottle, white vinegar and two lemons (I had more just in case)

simple cleaning

1, Cut the lemon and squeeze the juice out of approx two or three lemons into the spray bottle, don’t worry if you get some bibs in there…

2, Add the vinegar to the spray bottle

You’ll end up with something like this below.

lemon and vinegar

I took some before pictures of the taps which were in the bathroom, take a look…

Limescale can destroy your expensive taps if you don’t look after them.

Spray the area that needs cleaning and leave on the surface for around 2 to 3 minutes

The lemon and vinegar will slowly eat away at the limescale leaving a shine.

What else can I use lemon and vinegar on?

Lemon and vinegar is another great way to remove grease, grime, dirt, and other debris on surfaces in your kitchen.

In fact, you can use lemon and vinegar as an “All-Purpose Cleaner”. Forget all these chemical all-purpose expensive cleaners, get yourself a spray bottle some lemon and vinegar and you have yourself a cleaner that will clean anything!

Another way that vinegar can save your day is if you have clogged up plumbing in your kitchen sink, simply use vinegar as an excellent alternative to chemical drain cleaner.