If 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
– 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?
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!