Mrs Hinch fans share 2p trick to get rid of limescale on taps – ‘works brilliant!’


Mrs Hinch is a cleaning influencer with over four million followers on Instagram – and counting. She often shares her cleaning tips and advice with other cleaning enthusiasts.

Mrs Hinch is so popular that she has motivated fans to create Facebook pages in her honour.

These pages are used by cleaning enthusiasts to share tips with one another.

On one such page, with more than 100,000 members, one Mrs Hinch fan wanted to know how to get rid of – or avoid – limescale.

Kate Girvan-Merryweather wrote: “Good evening all. I wondered if someone can help me and give me some ideas. How do I get the limescale build up off around the bottom of the taps and in the shower head? I don’t know where to start.”

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Some tricks were cheap, while others were more expensive.

But one tip stood out from the rest: using a 2p coin to get rid of the limescale.

Julie Moxon wrote: “2p coin for the tap wet the coin rub over the tap shower head place in a bag with white vinegar let it soak for a few hours.”

Allyson McGregor agreed. She said: “Yep 2p coin works brilliant.”

Lin Ingram wrote: “Lemon and salt, rub it around then rinse off.”

Donna Crane added: “Lemon juice.”

As for chemical methods, Carole Allen recommended: “Viakal spray.”

Kimberley Permial wrote: “I use 100 percent limescale toilet bleach if really bad, but you can put what you normally use in a bag and tie around taps and shower head and leave for a few hours or overnight.”


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