Woman reveals genius 2p trick to making sure taps are always clean and limescale-free

Limescale can be a right pain to get rid of.
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When it comes to the taps in your home, limescale can be a real nuisance, and getting rid of the grimy deposits often requires considerable elbow grease.

But now, you can set aside those pricey cleaning products and potent stain removers, as a thrifty and straightforward solution has been discovered.

A savvy woman has shared a cost-effective and simple method for banishing grime and limescale from your taps using just a one pence coin. The Mrs Hinch enthusiast took to TikTok to reveal her cleaning secret, which appears to be quite effective.

She uploaded a video showing the sorry state of her brass taps upon moving into her new abode. It was evident that the previous owner had allowed the limescale to build up, resulting in taps that were encrusted and tarnished with the unsightly deposits.

The social media user expressed her dismay, saying: "They are awful. Embarrassingly awful. I tried all the different lotions and potions and all the different chemicals and I thought they were beyond saving."

However, when she decided to try the widely acclaimed one pence technique, she experienced a breakthrough. She exclaimed: "Tonight however, I thought I'd give the magic 2p trick. BOOM."

Following her success, she posted footage of the now-sparkling tap, explaining that she had simply scraped off the limescale using a one pence coin.

Remarkably, this method doesn't require any cleaning agents to help loosen the dirt. Her video amazed TikTok viewers, many of whom were eager to test out the tip themselves.

One impressed viewer commented: "Cleaning is well cheap. Well done." Another confirmed the method's effectiveness, stating: "It worked!" With one questioning: "Wait, so you just scrapped it off?"

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