Did you know that around 60% of the UK has hard water? The South and East of England have the hardest water in the UK. Hard water contains high levels of calcium and magnesium salts which form an essential part of our diet. However, calcium and magnesium break down when water is heated, whether in a kettle, tap, shower, or boiler. Together, they accelerate to form limescale.

Limescale is an appliance’s worst enemy as it affects the heating elements, pumps, and interior parts that carry water. It can cause the fixtures and fittings in your shower room to break down and, in some cases, leave irreversible damage if not managed correctly. In actual fact, 90% of the reason we have to make deposit deductions (which fortunately is not very often) is due to the mismanagement of limescale.

The Rooms in Kent Team have compiled a list of tried and tested tips and products to maintain the health and lifespan of your shower room and keep them looking spic and span! 

 

A SPRAY A DAY KEEPS THE PLUMBER AWAY!

Prevention is the best defence and never a more accurate saying when it comes to limescale. There are products out there that allow you to prevent limescale build-up with just a few simple sprays. Once you are finished in the shower, give the glass and fixtures a few simple blasts with the spray and leave it to do its thing.

THE PRODUCT WE LOVE: 

  • Method Daily Shower Spray Passion Fruit – Free from chemicals and nasty toxins, this daily shower spray is ideal for keeping your shower sparkling clean after use. It has a fresh and fruity passionfruit fragrance that will make your shower room smell AMAZING!

 

24 HOURS IN A DAY, BUT ONLY 5 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME

No matter how hard you try, limescale will always find a way of clinging to surfaces in your shower room. Fear not; if you have a bit of a build-up, there are products to help you re-set and get them gleaming again. All you need is 5 minutes of your time and a bit of elbow grease!

THE PRODUCT WE LOVE: 

  • Cif Perfect Finish Limescale, 100% Limescale Remover: This is the ideal cleaning product for your shower room. It quickly gets to work breaking down limescale, allowing it to be easily washed or wiped away. Give it a try, and see for yourself why it’s one of the nation’s favourite cleaning products.
  • Viakal Limescale Remover Spray: This product is ideal for removing even the toughest limescale and cleaning soapscum and watermarks in your shower room. When used regularly, Viakal limescale remover will provide clean and shiny surfaces every day. Its unique formula respects your surfaces and helps prevent limescale return, winner!
  • Kilrock Descaler Gel: Kilrock Gel is a specialist descaler with a powerful non-drip formula designed to cling to smooth surfaces. The unique brush applicator makes it ideal for small areas like water drip stains, limescale build-up around taps, shower surrounds, tiles and showerheads.

 

TAKE THAT GERMS!

Now more than ever, we are aware of the positive impact of keeping our living spaces clean and sanitised. Antibacterial surface cleaners are fantastic for this! But, it doesn’t need to break the bank. Concentrated disinfectants are best for diluting, so whether you pop it in a spray bottle to tackle your toilet or need masses to mop the floor, these tiny heroes are here to help!

THE PRODUCT WE LOVE: 

  • Zoflora honeysuckle and jasmine: This powerful Zoflora Concentrated Disinfectant kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and contains a strong odour elimination ingredient. With a beautiful array of long-lasting fragrances, your shower room will be left spotlessly clean and smelling fresh. As if this product couldn’t be better, one little 250ml bottle makes 4.8 litres… and it smells ‘bloomin’ lovely!

 

OMG, IT BLOCKED ME!

Think about what gets washed down your drain; hair, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, shaving cream, but to name a few. Its inevitable drains can get clogged up! Offensive smells from your plughole are caused by the build-up of bacteria and grime. These bacteria multiply to create foul odours and potentially harmful germs. The bits you cants see need to be cleaned just as much as the bits you can.

THE PRODUCT WE LOVE: 

  • Buster Bathroom Plughole Unblocker: Buster Bathroom Plughole Unblocker has a unique formulation that tackles the problem of hair, soap and sludge, which are the leading causes for bathroom blockages & build up. Whether it’s a full blockage or slow draining water, Buster gets to work quickly, dissolving hair and clearing sludge to keep water.
  • Buster Citrus Clean & Fresh Plughole Gel: Buster Citrus Plughole Sanitiser Gel cleans the plughole and surrounding area to freshen, kill germs and banish bad smells. Buster Citrus Plughole Sanitiser Gel works to coat the pipe to kill the bacteria, banish nasty odours and tackle stains in sinks and overflows.

 

FLUSH YOUR WORRIES AWAY

Wouldn’t it be great if there was a product that just cleaned your toilet every time you used it…well, guess what, THERE IS!! Cistern blocks are a fantastic and often inexpensive solution that works every time you flush the loo. They help to prevent dirt and limescale, kill germs and some even release amazing scents at the push of a button

THE PRODUCT WE LOVE: 

  • Bloo In Cistern Twin Blocks Bleach with Long Lasting Anti-Limescale Cleaning, Foaming & Clear Water: A hygienically clean and fresh toilet with clear water with every flush! An intense foaming action to prevent dirt and 100% anti-limescale plus germ-kill bleach blend preventing dirt and grime. This cistern block produces clear and foamy water in your toilet when you flush. Each cistern pack has up to 8 weeks of cleaning and foaming for an everlasting enjoyable toilet moment. Just pop the block in your toilet cistern to clean from the cistern to the bowl every time you flush