How to clean limescale stains from your toilet

A stained toilet bowl is unsightly and can be embarrassing when guests ask to use the loo. With this short guide on how to clean limescale stains in your toilet, all you need are a few household products and a little bit of effort and you can be left with a sparkling toilet bowl that doesn’t breed horror in the household… Read More >

How to remove hard water stains from glass shower doors

What is Hard water? Hard water is water which contains a large number of dissolved minerals. It contains these minerals because, on the water’s journey through the ground and into our water systems, it picks up minerals such as chalk, lime, calcium, and magnesium along the way… Read More >

How to clean your shower head (and why you really need to do it more)

New research from the team at Harveys has revealed that more than 20 million Brits could be at risk of illness from dirty showers. According to official advice, we should be cleaning our shower head once even three months as a minimum. But according to a survey of 2,000 homeowners… Read More >

Green cleaning tips

When trying to make the switch to natural cleaning products, it can be difficult to understand which ingredients are best for the job. We have put together a list of products to avoid when making an effort to reduce your carbon footprint, as well as instructions on how to make your own green cleaning products at home… Read More >

Winter car care: the UK's capitals of clean

As winter descends, everyone’s making sure to safeguard against the bitter cold. Whether that’s breaking out the woolly jumpers and rainbreaker jackets or cranking up the central heating, we’re all trying to stay warm and dry… Read More >

Will you spend two years of your life cleaning your home?

You could be amongst 47% of UK residents who spend 2 years of their lives cleaning, according to research from Harvey Water Softeners and TalkHealth… Read More >

Organic cleaning products

If something is considered to be organic, that means it has been made from either something living, a plant, a vegetable or a fruit. Essentially, it’s a substance that can be found to be naturally occurring on the Earth… Read More >

How to descale and clean a kettle

Noticing some limescale in your kettle? It can look pretty strange, with bits of limescale floating in the water as you fill it up – not appetising in the slightest… Read More >

How to clean a bathtub

Nobody likes having a dirty bathtub, but nobody ever seems to want to clean it out either! We’ve assembled some of the best tips and tricks for cleaning a bath to make the process as quick and easy as possible… Read More >

Chemical free cleaning

With the recent increase in awareness around the dangers of chemical cleaning products, many people are looking for ways to start a chemical-free cleaning regime… Read More >

Cost of clean: four in a bed study reveals how much more we'll pay for a "clean" stay

A new study of data from the popular TV show Four in a Bed – which celebrates its ten year anniversary this April – has shown we’re willing to spend as much as 33% more on a “clean” B&B room… Read More >

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The hidden effects of hard water on the cleanliness of your bathroom

Feb 25, 2021 by Harvey Water Softeners - Hard water is a cleaner's worst nightmare. It can leave unsightly water marks on all of your bathroom fittings and surfaces, even after it has just been cleaned. Not only that, but hard water can cause a build up of limescale, blocking your appliances and impacting their performance. You may be using more water than…

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How to remove kettle limescale

Dec 31, 2020 by Harvey Water Softeners - Limescale in a kettle is not just unsightly it also affects the taste of the water coming from your kettle, so your cups of tea or coffee can end up tasting ‘off’ if the issue isn’t dealt with. Removing limescale from your kettle is important because: Limescale makes your kettle water taste ‘funny’ Limescale affects…

How to remove hard water stains from glass shower doors

If you have ever had a new glass shower door fitted, you’ll likely relate to the fact that the shiny and new appearance does not last as long as you’d hoped, even if you regularly use bathroom cleaning products and wipe the shower units down...

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The University Clean Off

Nov 27, 2020 by Harvey Water Softeners - The University Clean Off: Five Household Chores All Students Should Complete Before Heading Home For Christmas As university students pack their bags and prepare to say goodbye to their mates before heading home for Christmas, there’s one chore many will be dreading - the end of semester clean. In a bid to make this unwanted…