Save Your Home From Limescale

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Problems with Limescale

Do You Suffer with any of these Hard Water Problems?

  • White chalky crusts on your taps & in your bathroom.
  • Bad tasting water.
  • Limescale deposits & white spots on home surfaces, glasses and silverware.
  • Visible scum on effecting your home appliances including inside your kettle and washing machine.
  • Damaged electrical appliances .
  • Blocked taps and clogged shower heads.
  • Low water pressure in your home.
  • High energy bills due to a loss of energy in your water system.
  • Spending a lot of time cleaning and money on cleaning products.
  • Skin irritation including eczema.

If you recognize any of above issues, you could have a serious problem with hard water in your home. In fact, hard water limescale can affect your home in both visible and invisible ways.

EFFECTS OF LIMESCALE

What is Limescale & Why Do You Have It?

Water scale is a result of having hard water in your home which is ultimately determined by the area in which you live. Hard water contains more calcium and magnesium mineral impurities, which dry to form white/off-white chalky deposits. These deposits are easy to spot on your taps, in the bathroom and inside home appliances such as kettles. In fact, over 60% of the UK has hard water! Which can cause a lot of problems for homes and businesses. 

How to Prevent and Remove Hard Water

If you really want to protect your home, family and investments, softening your water is the only long-term, permanent way to end the problem. To do this you need a water softener. A water softener is a water filtration system that is attached and installed to your main water supply. This means hard water is stopped and the hard-mineral impurities are filtered out before entering your home.

Is It Harmful to Health?

If left untreated, mineral impurities can result in bad tasting and smelling water. It has also been linked to bacteria growth (legionella bacteria) – which is not good for health! Not only that, but hard water can affect those with sensitive skin, causing skin irritation and eczema.

How is Water Hardness Wasting Time & Money?

Clogged Shower Heads, Blocked Taps and Stains on Your Taps & Surfaces

Limescale build up can ruin the appearance and use of your bathroom and kitchen. Not only that, it takes only 168 showers using hard water to clog your shower head. That means, showering twice a day, can cause a noticeable drop in water flow & pressure in less than three months. Replacing your shower, kitchen and bathroom is an expensive price to pay.

Low Water Pressure & High Energy Bills

Hard water mineral deposits can quickly build up in your water heating pipes, forming a rim of scale. This reduces the flow of water and means more energy is needed to heat pipes, resulting in an under performing heating system. Not only will your home feel colder, but you will also be left with a higher energy bill each month.

Radiator & Boiler Breakdowns and Repairs

Limescale can cause serious damage to the structure of your pipes and boiler. Internal working parts of your boiler that heat the water can become blocked, which eventually results in breakdowns and extensive repairs. The average boiler repair costs £235.37, while a brand new boiler will set you back between £1,800 and £3,500.

Bathroom Stain &, Constant Cleaning

Many will empathise with the constant daily battle to keep their kitchen and bathroom clean from limescale. Not only that, but even dishes and glassware can look dirty even after washing. Cleaning takes up a lot of valuable time and cupboards overflowing with scale removers & cleaning products (such as Viakal) can cost a lot of money.

Instead of tackling the problem, a water softener prevents and removes hard water for good. You'll not only save hours of time each week, but also money in the long run.

Damage to you Appliances

Limescale build up and deposits are common causes of damaged appliances such as kettles and washing machines. If that wasn’t enough, hard water can also prevent your clothes from being washed properly!

With softer water, you can use 50% less detergent at a much lower temperature to clean clothes and remove stains. That means, your appliances will last longer with less replacement and you'll save money on washing powder and energy!

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