Steam irons are real assets when it comes to the chore of ironing. Unfortunately, this appliance may break down, and limescale is usually the cause. This is why we encourage you to maintain your steam iron regularly by descaling it with the appropriate products.
If you ever encounter any issues where your steam iron heats up less than it used to do, or if it seems to be leaking and releasing water, then you need to check various different parts such as whether the heating element is working properly or whether the cap or seal around it is still waterproof. You should also consider regularly replacing the filters if your appliance has them.