limescale in a coffeemaker

How limescale ends up in a coffeemaker

The heat which is required for the coffee machines is in reality the actual power behind it which pushes all the minerals out from the h2o – I am pretty sure you must have experienced this in your home.

The limescale cannot be termed dangerous but it should be noted that if you allow it build up then it can clog your machines making it unusable in the long run or deteriorate the taste of your coffee.

The problem is that whilst limescale on taps is easy to spot and clean it is far more difficult inside many machines that rely on water – such as washing machines and dishwashers. Here limescale can build up pretty easily (both require hot water) and without detection.

Similarly limescale can start to coat the inside of your hot water pipes, reducing the heat (because of an insulating layer) and the amount of hot water that moves around the house – as well as the water pressure.

Limescale is a major issue in the home, and it is important that you are aware of it so you can beat it.

The main reason why limescale ends up in the coffeemaker is the heat – Limescale tends to form up whenever there is heating of hard water and the hard water has high amount of calcium & magnesium salts which is a very important part of the diet. When this water in the coffeemaker is heated up the dissolved calcium & magnesium salts break into a less soluble form.

The best solution for this is the use of limescale removal or descalers. The descalers fight with the calcium and magnesium salts which are the main components of the limescale by forming water soluble salts that will not form up and can easily be washed out.

Limescale can present itself as:

Deposits and formation on deposits from hard water which is usually white in color but in longer duration it can be colored because of many metals and minerals which interacts with it. For example a little amount of copper from parts of plumbing materials can make it grey in color or even rusty, green or blue in color initially and after a while changing it to dark orange, brown or black.

It is important that although it is easy for the limescale to end up in a coffeemaker, an attempt should be made on regular intervals to check the cleanliness of your coffee machines so that you keep getting your hot cuppa coffee everyday :)

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