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  • Writer's pictureGeraldine Solabi

How to tackle the limescale in your kettle!

Have you ever pored freshly boiled water into a mug, ready to infuse some herbal tea and noticed a white foreign substance floating around? at first glance, it could be mistake for a n old, hardened skin of milk from a poorly washed mug but when you investigate a little closer the image grows more horrific. In a panic, you dash the water away, prepared to start over because the only thing that can calm your nerves now, is that cup of tea. You start over. It happens again! You now have no doubt, the substance is coming from the kettle. This was our dramatic, and hopefully effective way to remind you to clean your kettle!

The story maybe a little exaggerated, but limescale is a sore sight in any drink and if you haven’t already looked inside your kettle (especially a metallic kettle) it may be a little shocking when you do.

Fret not, limescale isn’t harmful so no need to alarm any folks that have been using your kettle at home, at work or at a property you manage. It is also very common, so no, you’re not an unclean person if it’s flown under the radar. However, if not dealt with consistently, you may find that you need to buy a new kettle sooner than you would hope, due to the damage it causes.

In today’s blog, we are going to outline the 5 steps you need to follow to descale a kettle.

Ready? Let's go!

1. Firstly, we are going to need 2 major ingredients. Don’t worry these are household items that you probably already have. Since limescale dissolves more easily with acidic solutions, you will need white distilled vinegar (you can purchase this from any supermarket) and some tap water.

2. For step two, you will need to create your vinegar-water solution combined 1 part water and 1 part vinegar and filling your kettle up three quarters of the way with the solution.

3. Next you will need to switch on your kettle and boil the solution. We suggest boiling it 3 times to really loosen up the limescale around the kettle. Leave to cool don completely.

4. Once cooled, drain the water from the kettle and rinse it out thoroughly. You may need to do this a few times to get all flakes of limescale out of every nook and cranny.

5. Finally, fill the kettle with fresh and boil it. Once boiled drain the water and repeat this step 2 more times to ensure your vinegar solution and limescale flakes are completely gone.

That’s all for this week’s blog, for any of your cleaning needs, contact us at to book or you can call us on, 02081232055 or email We look forward to hearing from you!

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