Category: DIY

5 Easy Tips For Removing Scale Buildup

Posted on April 12, 2019

Hard water is neither tasty nor its effects on plumbing system are good. So, how to get rid of nasty stains and stubborn limescale…

Limescale escalates worse problems one can think of. It damages household large water-based appliances from heaters to dishwashers as well as plumbing system both costs high. If you live in the United States or the United Kingdom you might be aware of the consequences of hard water that is never-ending.

Those scaly whitish casts on faucets, taps, sink, bathtubs and on the inner and outer corner of pipes. Oh, wait! Inside your heaters, dishwashers, electric kettle, coffee maker and many more is limescale that has deposited when hard water has evaporated. Hard water contains concentrated minerals that when heated water evaporates leaving minerals behind. This with time gets firm and bulky that decreases the efficiency of appliances and also causes a breakdown. Also, high utility bills are the reason following limescale.

Boiling water is one method that could be applied in a small amount but to eradicate this issue permanently on a large scale you need a water softener. If you are looking for one check reviews of salt free water softeners for the right decision.

Now, let us move on to the key segment of our article i.e. tips to remove limescale. Hence we bring you to the top 5 prevention methods to get rid of limescale:

  1. Washing Machine: You can add powdered water softeners or liquid to prevent scaling. There are many products that are available in the market.
  2. Taps and Showers: Apply carbon filters so that water hardness passes through it.
  3. Pipes: Outside pipes magnetic descaler can be clamped. It prevents minerals from sticking to the inner side of the pipes. 
  4. Appliances: People in many areas use bottled water in electric kettles or coffee makers to prevent limescale.
  5. Water Supply: Well, the only permanent and cost-effective way is to install a water softener that will prevent water hardness and you will be saved from every hassle caused as you will be using water for cleaning, washing, and drinking. The same water will be used in appliances too so no stains and no scales.

DIY Limescale Removers:

Lemon and Vinegar: When lemon and vinegar is mixed in equal amount and poured directly on faucets of sunk it removes limescale completely. You can even fill it in a bottle and spray this solution, let it sit for 30 minutes and wash it with normal tap water and your taps are shiny as before.

Vinegar: If scaling is at its first level you can put vinegar only as it contains acetic acid which attacks limescale.

Coke: yes, you heard it right. Coke is not just for drinking. It contains phosphoric acid which prevents rust and limescale.

Major areas where limescale settles is showerheads, faucets, toilet bowl, sink and bathtubs, kettle, iron, washing machine, and dishwasher. The entire above DIY mentioned can be applied but on the kettle, dishwasher, and iron only vinegar solution is safe. For this dilute a part of vinegar in 2 parts of water directly apply on the affected area and leave for 30 minutes. Once it is completed, clean with hot water.

Conclusion:

Thank me later! First, try the DIY methods stated above. Who knew getting rid of limescale could be so easy? With all natural and safe products, you can get your home safe with simple kitchen products.

Let us know which one is your favorite in the comment box below.

5 COOL DIY TO UPDATE YOUR BEDROOM

Posted on February 14, 2019

The bedroom is a place of rest. It is like a sacred place where one would go to rest and rejuvenate. Most people want to retreat to a very relaxing space especially at the end of their hectic and tiring days. Making this space comfortable, organized and good looking is a talent. Upgrading the bedroom helps to achieve that calming environment for good relaxation and energizing nights. There are very many simple and very cheap ways of achieving exactly that. Ways that you can do yourself.

One of the ways to do these is repainting the room. Paint is one of the best ways to refresh a room. It can be done cheaply since almost everyone can paint. It is good to consider the matching colors for different parts of the walls. If the room has a dresser, it can also be painted to match the overall theme created by the painting. In some cases, it might be impossible to repaint or paint the floor, but in cases where it is possible to do so, it
should also match the overall theme of the bedroom.

Another way I consider good for upgrading a bedroom is the use of artwork and wallpapers. Using artwork, drawings or paintings add flavor to the walls and makes them look alive. A good example is a good painting fitting the wall behind the bed. You can also have a gallery wall. Choose a wall and hang up the best of your pictures, decors or even paintings making sure that you mix and match each to the other to create a beautiful pattern. Patterns can be different like dotted, striped or mixed pattern.

One can also do a rearrangement of the room. A clumsy, untidy and an ever-full room will undoubtedly require a rearrangement. To stand with, it is not a must for bed o always be at the corner of the room. No one said that a bed couldn’t be in the middle of a wall, or in front of a window. It is very reasonable for a bed to be any way in the room. It is also good to organize your clothing. Have a very organized dresser. Put away things that are not fit
for a bedroom like utensils.

Updating the furniture, curtains, and beddings is also a great way of upgrading your bedroom. It is not a must to buy new things for this. You can do this by having beddings matching with the color theme of the room. Use of the right furniture is also a great way of upgrading the room. For example, it is good to have a pin storage banner to showcase all your favorite pins and brooches.

A room will never look right or upgraded in any way if it is dirty. Make a habit to make sure that the bedroom is always tidy. To start with, throw away the useless thing taking up space in the bedroom like unused backpacks. Figure out what is keeping the room untidy and deal with it. Keep a clean bedroom.

There many more ways of upgrading any bedroom to suit your preferences and liking and make it a resting place. A place to energize and rejuvenate your body.