The best way to remove limescale from your loo bowl

If you live in a hard water area, you’re probably plagued with limescale deposits on the loo bowl, enamel bath and sink. If, like me, you’d rather not use expensive strong chemicals to deal with this, here’s the alternative (and a lot cheaper too).

Take a pumice stone – the sort that deals with the hard skin on heels – dampen it, and rub, rub, rub until it’s all gone. It won’t scratch the surface, because the pumice is harder than the scale yet softer than either the porcelain of the bowl and sink or the enamel of the bath.