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Protect your boiler from Limescale

Protect your boiler from Limescale 0

How limescale damages your Boiler

Calcium and magnesium minerals in hard water clump together when heated and attach themselves to surfaces in the form of limescale. These deposits quickly build up in your water heating pipes, forming a rim of limescale. Not only does this inhibit the flow of water, but it also means a lot more energy is needed to heat pipes as the limescale layers have to be heated first.

Aside from increasing your energy bills and making your heating system less efficient, limescale can cause serious damage to the entire structure. Internal working parts of your boiler that heat the water can become blocked, requiring more energy to work normally – something that eventually results in breakdowns and extensive repairs.

Your home is probably the biggest investment you’ll ever make and problems with your heating system can threaten that. You need to safeguard your assets today.

Homeowners living in hard water areas often suffer from underperforming heating systems, although many don’t even realise it.

Water takes more time to heat up and the house remains chilly for longer than it should on cold winter evenings.
Most people assume it’s just how the system is, but often it’s the result of hard water reducing its efficiency.

Protect your investment with a water softener

The average boiler repair costs £235.37, while a brand new boiler will set you back between £1,800 and £3,500. Not dealing with your hard water problem is a big risk to take, considering a water softener can stop damage from happening in the first place.

Our range of water softeners will help maintain the original efficiency of your boiler, preventing limescale build-up and saving you money on your energy bill.

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How to keep your shower looking new

How to keep your shower looking new 0

Did you know?
On average, it takes around 168 showers to clog your showerhead with limescale if you have hard water. If you shower twice a day, you’ll notice the flow of water drop in less than three months. And if you have a new shower, it won’t stay new for long!

If you really want to protect the investments you’re making in your home, softening your water is the only long-term, permanent way to end your limescale problem. It really doesn’t make sense to spend hundreds or even thousands of pounds revamping a new kitchen or bathroom, only for it to be ruined a few months later by damaging limescale.
Water softeners stop the problem before it happens. They remove those limescale-causing minerals from hard water at the entry point to your house. This means you’ll have soft water running through your home, ensuring your bathroom and kitchen continue to look like new
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How Hard Water is Wasting your Time and Money

How Hard Water is Wasting your Time and Money 0

How hard water is wasting your time (and money)

Many will empathise with the constant daily battle to keep their kitchen and bathroom clean and free from the dreaded limescale.
Cupboards overflowing with countless limescale cleaning products and spray on limescale removers. Just think of the hours you’d save and the money you could put back in your pocket if you didn’t have a daily battle with limescale – something that soft water users just don’t have to worry about.
On average the time spent cleaning your bathroom equates to around 10 days every year, time that I'm sure you’ll agree could be better spent. The constant drudgery of scrubbing away limescale is an endless and thankless task and our biggest bugbear to keep clean…the shower screen.
Just think of all the money you also spend on tactical cleaning products such as Viakal which will only tackle the problem short-term and then the dreaded limescale returns.

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How to Get Beautiful Skin and Hair and save £250.00

How to Get Beautiful Skin and Hair and save £250.00 0

Beautiful skin and hair

Your every day beauty regime starts with water and cleansing – this is why the type of water you have in your home can massively affect the feel and balance of your hair and skin.

If you have ever washed your face and its left feeling taught and stripped of moisture, this is often a consequence of washing in hard water. You then reach for your array of face and body creams to reinstate the natural moisture balance in your skin. Something many women spend hundreds of pounds on each year on – sound familiar?!

When you look back in the bath after you’ve stepped out, you’ll see another unpleasant consequence of living with hard water.

You’ve used half a bottle of bubble bath just to work up foam, but minutes later all the bubbles have dissipated and you’re left with a flat, murky coloured bath with scum on the top – that’s the effect of hard water. Not a very nice thought to think you’ve been washing in that is it?!

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How to save money on everyday cleaning products and detergents

How to save money on everyday cleaning products and detergents 0

How to save money on your detergents. 

When you have hard water in your home you’ll notice the vast amount of detergent you have to use to get any sort of foaming suds – whether that’s bubbles in your bath, washing-up liquid in yours sink, detergent in your washing machine or shampoo for washing your hair.

The presence of calcium and magnesium ions in hard water react with the detergents, not to form luxuriously soft foaming bubbles, but scum. Hard water prevents detergents from foaming which is why you’ll notice you need to use a great deal more soap and detergent to achieve any sort of suds.

Just look back in the bath – you probably used half a bottle of bubble bath and enjoyed the bubbles for a few minutes before they quickly dissipated to leave a murky looking bath with a film of unsightly scum on the top – not a nice thought to think you bathed in that, is it?!

In contrast soft water omitted from a water softener readily forms lather with soap and bubble bath giving you masses of luxuriously soft, creamy bubbles from just a very small amount of foam bath.

You can save significant money on your laundry detergents and bubble baths. It’s proven that in soft water we use up to 75% less detergents and toiletries as we need to use lesser amounts for them to form suds in soft water. So you’ll see benefits to your wallet too!

Did you know?
Even when 50% less detergent is used at a much lower temperature setting, soft water is still highly effective at removing stains. Just think of the detergent and energy you'll save!

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How to relieve and improve Eczema and Dry Skin Conditions

How to relieve and improve Eczema and Dry Skin Conditions 0

Did you know?

Dry skin, itchiness, red blotches – the effects of eczema can range from the uncomfortable to the unbearable for the 1 in 5 children and 1 in 12 adults who suffer from the condition in the UK. While there are many causes for this and other dry skin conditions, the water we use to wash ourselves, our clothes and our houses with is often overlooked. If your skin condition worsens after showering, or if you’ve seen an increase in dry and itchy patches since moving house, it may be due to the hardness of your water. 

Your skin loses moisture

The minerals in hard water, and the resulting soap scum they cause, can absorb the natural oils and moisture in your skin and aggravate eczema by drying it out. 

Your skin forms cracks

Without the natural barrier that oils create, your skin is more vulnerable to germs, allergens and bacteria, which can enter in the cracks caused by dryness.

You use more soap

The fattyacids in soap products react with the minerals in hard water to form insoluble soap scum. If you live in a hard water area, you're likely to use more soap when showering to clean more effectively, and this excess product can futher irritate dry and sensitive skin.

It affects your skin in unexpected ways

Even if you choose your cosmetics carefully, washing clothes in hard water areas also requires extra detergent. This can leave a residue on clothing, towels and ben linen that aggravate underlying skin conditions.

    If you would like to try soft water for yourself then contact us for more information about our 12 week Free Trial money back guarantee on all our water softeners. 

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