How Hard is the Water Where You Live, and What Damage is it Doing?

Limescale and Detergent Remover combats the effects of Hard WaterIf you live in an area of hard water you need to take action to keep your appliances protected from the effects of limescale. Using a limescale and detergent remover can drastically reduce the detrimental effects that hard water can have on your appliances and on you.

“Hard” water is water that contains a high dissolved mineral content. When the water is heated or left to stand these minerals begins to form limescale. In the home the most common place you may see a coating of limescale is on the element inside your kettle, but your washing machine and dishwasher will also be hard hit.

These minerals also prevent soap from lathering properly and reduce the effectiveness of detergents, which means that hard water is more difficult to wash in. Your clothes may still seem dirty after being washed, and you might find residue on your plates and glasses when they come out of the dishwasher.

How hard water and limescale can affect your appliances

– Limescale build-up clogs pipes, reducing the water flow to your washing machine or dishwasher which means they need to work harder.- It coats the heating elements in your appliances, causing them to overheat and fail.- It makes your home appliances less energy efficient.- The lifespan of your washing machine or dishwasher could be significantly shortened.

– Washing clothes in hard water can cause sensitive skin to become dry and irritated.

In fact, even a coating of limescale as small as 1.6mm can make an appliance up to 12% less effective. This means you could be wasting up to £200 worth of energy each year.

How can a Limescale and Detergent Remover help to reduce these effects in my washing machine or dishwasher?

– It will help to remove limescale build-up from internal parts of your appliances- It eradicates powder build-up and odour-causing bacteria- It will hygienically clean all internal parts- It can help to maximise the efficiency of your appliances

Water Hardness UK MapWhat about Soft Water?

Even those who live in soft water areas aren’t safe; In soft water detergent often leaves behind sediment which can build up and clog your appliance, causing it to function less effectively. One of the biggest problems with detergent build-up is that it’s the perfect home for bacteria, which causes stale odours and discolouring.

Limescale and Detergent Remover can help here too, as it destroys the build-up of washing powders in addition to softening the water.

Breakdowns caused by a build up of limescale or lack of maintenance may not be covered by your warranty, so it’s important to keep your appliances protected!

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One Comment

  1. HomeAppliancesHelp

    January 16, 2013 | 18:32 - Reply

    Hardwater destroys home appliances such as the washing machine, causing it not to work. Unfortunately home appliances are very overpriced so limescale is a total threat to money spending. Using A detergent for your home appliance is very good. It destroys all particles of limescale and germs.

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