24.01.2023 - 21:33 / dailyrecord.co.uk
Mrs Hinch fans have revealed the shiny solution to banishing limescale, after one struggling cleaner failed to scrub it off her shower.
The hard, chalky substance is mostly made of calcium carbonate and often appears on bathroom surfaces or any areas that moisture is regularly present. Now, enthusiasts have revealed their go to method for cleaning limescale off surfaces - and all it takes is a two pence coin.
Followers of the cleaning guru shared the hack to the Mrs Hinch cleaning tips Facebook group after one member asked: "Any tips on how to get what I think is hard limescale off my shower floor/edges? I’ve tried bicarb and vinegar, and soaking tissue with bleach but no luck."
The majority recommended gently rubbing a damp two pence or copper coin against the limescale to remove it.
"A wet 2p coin and scrap it off. You’ll be surprised how well it works," read one comment, while another highlighted to use the method with caution, advising: "Wet 2p coin and scratch it carefully."
The unsightly mineral build up is a result of "hard water" and can encrust surfaces over time if ignored. However, rubbing the coin to scrape away the limescale sparks a chemical reaction between both the copper and calcium, allowing it to break down efficiently.
Mrs Hinch, fully named Sophie Hinchcliffe, is renowned for sharing cleaning and DIY hacks on her @mrshinchhome Instagram page with her whopping 4.6 million followers.
Her fans recently shared their favourite hack for cleaning brown tea stains off mugs and flasks, which costs just nine pence a go. According to them, a dishwasher tablet and some hot water will do the trick to banish those pesky marks.
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