How to Combat Limescale Build-Up in a Dishwasher or Washing machine

    Limescale is a common cause of dishwasher problems and it can have a lot to do with where you live. For example if you're in a hard water area it is essential to protect against limescale build up or it could significantly reduce the lifespan of the appliance.

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     mapHard water contains a larger quantity of dissolved minerals which, when heated or left to stand, form limescale. This then coats the heating element and other internal parts of your dishwasher making them work less efficiently - and an inefficient appliance hits you where it hurts, the pocket.

    In fact, the British Water Authority believes even a 1.6mm coating of limescale can make the appliance up to 12% less effective. This means you could be wasting up to £200 worth of energy each year!

    Fortunately there is a simple solution. If you use a good quality dishwasher descaler on a regular basis this will prevent limescale build up before problems start and lasting damage is done.

    On the flip side, if you live in a soft water area you need to be wary of excess detergent building up. This can clog the appliance causing it to function less effectively as well as causing stale odours and discolouring. To prevent this, a good quality detergent remover should be used regularly.

    Buyspares Limescale and Detergent Remover is a high performance formula that is effective against both limescale and detergent build up. Simply by using one sachet a month during your regular maintenance wash will:

    - Remove limescale build up from internal parts

    - Reduce energy and detergent costs

    - Eliminate powder build up and odour causing bacteria

    - Hygienically clean all internal parts

    - Maximise the efficiency of your appliance

    Professional Limescale and Detergent Remover is the most cost effective way of prolonging the life of your appliance. Unlike its competitors, it is effective regardless of your water type and removes both limescale and detergent powder build up - it does not just simply soften the water.

    This great formula offers fantastic value for money as you only need to use one sachet a month, so there's never been a better time to take care better care of your appliances.

    Remember, limescale starts to build from the very first wash!

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    Use a two-in-one product like Limescale & Detergent Remover as these are effective whatever your water type.

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    * All information provided is a guide only. BuySpares accepts no liability for any problems occurred while attempting any advice shown. If in any doubt contact a qualified repair service.