How water softeners can safeguard your home

Hard water leaves limescale deposits that dull your home, damage your appliances and increase cleaning costs. We look at how you can soften your water…

By Jennifer Turner | 24 February 2020

Protect your home and appliances from the negative effects of hard water with a water softener.

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Not everyone is lucky enough to live in a soft water area. Hard water – water that has more magnesium and calcium particles in it – is in use across large parts of the UK. You might not be able to see the difference in the water itself, but you’ll certainly be familiar with its various negative effects.

Lose the limescale

The most obvious of these effects is the traces of limescale that hard water use leaves, as well as the hidden costs that it causes. Limescale deposits will appear on the heating element of your kettle, which might lead to unsightly mineral deposits in your drinks, but also means your kettle takes longer to boil and has a shorter lifespan.

You might not notice it with your eyes, but limescale is affecting other appliances in your house too, including washing machines. By using a water softener, you can say goodbye to limescale and extend the life of your products.