We refer to water as “hard” if it contains a lot of calcium or magnesium dissolved in it. Hard water can cause “scale” to form on the inside of pipes, water heaters, electric kettles and so on. The calcium and magnesium precipitate out of the water and cling to the inside of the appliances. This scale or limescale is the hard, off-white, chalky deposit found inside kettles, hot-water boilers, immersion heaters and the inside of hot-water central heating systems. It is also often found deposited on the inner surface of old pipes. Other than being unsightly and harder to clean, limescale seriously impairs the operation of the equipment and damages their various components. Hard water problems are costly for many Irish homes and businesses.
Hard water also interacts with soap to form a sticky scum, and also reduces the soap’s ability to lather. Since most of us like to wash with soap, hard water makes a bath or shower less productive.
Left untreated, hard water will eventually clog your water pipes with scale build up, resulting in restricted water flow and inefficient plumbing leading to costly heating bills. Hard water damages your household appliances like washing machines, dishwashers and kettles causing them to require repair or replacement more frequently. Hard water also leaves unsightly scum deposits on your bathroom tiles, sinks, surfaces, bathroom showers, baths which means more time cleaning and scrubbing. Hard water and limescale cause you to spend more on cleaning products, detergents, heating oil and electric bills.
For many people hard water also aggravates skin conditions like eczema and dry skin.
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