Limescale is a common problem in homes. Caused by the build up of minerals in hard water, it is a white powdery residue which is undesirable in the home for a number of reasons.
Limescale is caused by the calcium and magnesium in hard water, which builds up over time and can clog shower heads, make surfaces appear dirty and, when left untreated, turn to a pink deposit which becomes slippery.
Limescale is undesirable in your home for many reasons. Its build up over time not only looks unappealing, it can also reduce the efficiency of your appliances and clog things like your shower head, making them less effective too.
Limescale is easily reduced or even eradicated by the introduction of a water softener. Plumbed into your water supply, the water softener removes the mineral deposits from your water, leaving pure, soft water which is much kinder to your home.
Limescale is bad for your home for a variety of reasons. All of these reasons are treated by the introduction of a water softener.
The most visual impact of limescale in the home is the white powdery build up you may have noticed, particularly on chrome appliances and shower doors. This can be difficult to remove without harsh cleaning chemicals and looks unappealing. When left untreated, the limescale turns pink in colour and this is when it becomes slippery and can become a home to germs and disease.
Limescale can also clog your shower head. If you live in a hard water area, you may notice the efficiency of your shower degrades over time and is only improved through the use of harsh cleaning chemicals or specially designed products for shower heads. With soft water, this issue is alleviated and your shower works more effectively.
Your household appliances and pipes and also harmed by limescale. As it builds up over time, limescale causes corrosion and degradation to your heating pipes, kettle heating elements, washing machine internal workings and more. By removing the limescale, you protect your appliances from these harmful effects. They then work better, live longer and therefore, cost you less money over their lifetime.
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