Here in our part of England we live in an area with extremely hard water. This means that we struggle with the effects of limescale on our appliances. Limescale leaves a thin whitish film on the interior surfaces of baths, sinks, and drainage pipes. More importantly, it clogs up appliances like washing machines, dishwashers, kettles etc. and seriously reduces their lifespan (we are on our 3rd washing machine in 13 years).
This week two of our appliances decided to pack it in (funny how these things happen at the same time!).
The kettle has served us well for several years and was of a type with a Brita water filter in (I HATE the taste of limescale in my tea/coffee). I was disappointed to see that there was almost no choice in finding a new one that also has this extra filter in it, but a new red one from Morphy Richard's found it's way to our kitchen. It looks kind of funky when it lights up in blue when you turn it on!
The bigger appliance that needed replacing was our electric shower. It was making some worrying noises and I thought it was a good idea to have it replaced before our guests from Norway are coming over for Easter. My night mare scenario is a house full of people and no shower... But that is no longer an issue as the new shower was installed yesterday and is humming softly. And yes, the installation man agreed that it did need replacing - it was only a matter of time before it would pack it in...
Now I just wonder what the third thing to break down will be...
these things tend to come in threes
- don't they?