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How do Liquid Water Softeners Work?

Dealing with hard water issues day in and day out can be a real hassle. Annoying strange stains on glass surfaces, a destroyed washing machine, the need to replace plumbing pipes – we have all experienced smaller or bigger annoyances caused by water hardness at some point in our lives.

Unfortunately, in areas where water hardness levels are through the roof, these annoyances are a daily occurrence with often costly consequences.

Thankfully, solutions to these problems exist, and among these solutions a new generation of liquid water softeners can help you easily overcome the challenges associated with hard water.

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Why Use a Limescale Inhibitor?

A limescale inhibitor is a water treatment solution that prevents limescale from forming in your pipes, washing machines, boilers, and other home appliances.

Limescale is a deposit or residue of hard water and appears as an off-white, chalk-like substance on most surfaces that hard water touches.

In the UK, as many as 13 million households are affected by the numerous consequences of limescale deposits – clogging, energy and detergent inefficiencies, frequent breakdowns, changes in water pressure, etc.

Fortunately, there are ways to deal with water hardness, and one simple way is to use a limescale inhibitor. 

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Do Magnetic Water Softeners Really Work?

Magnetic Water Softeners – Reliable?


If you’re in the market for a water softening system, you may notice that magnetic water softeners are quite popular thanks to their low price range, zero maintenance, and ease of use. It’s no wonder then that when it comes to choosing between traditional salt-based water softeners and magnetic scale treatment systems, many will choose the latter.

Given that there is a significant price difference between the two softening systems, it begs the question whether magnetic water softeners are comparable to salt water softeners in terms of efficiency, and whether magnetic softeners really work?

To answer these questions, let’s see how these two scale treatment systems operate and how they compare to each other.

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Why Hard Water Is a Problem You Must Address

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What Can You Do About Hard Water?

Many areas in the United Kingdom are affected by hard water problems. Hard water is water that is abundant in dissolved mineral deposits. When calcium and magnesium ions dissolve in water, hard water is formed.

Despite the healing properties of mineral-rich springs, hard water does not enjoy the same popularity in households. When hard water is heated or left to stand, dissolved calcium and magnesium ions solidify as moisture evaporates. This leads to limescale formation, which has many unwanted side-effects.

Once limescale builds up, it becomes very difficult to remove, which is why hard water problems are always easier to prevent than to later deal with its consequences.

Continue reading our article to learn about the damage hard water can cause, and how to prevent it.

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What Is Hard Water and Is It Safe to Drink?

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Hard Water – Should You Drink It?

Hard water is a major issue in most parts of the United Kingdom, and many homeowners struggle to curb the harmful effects of it, which may appear as rings of insoluble soap scum on your bathroom sink and tub, or mineral deposits in kettles and dishes. While these may at first may seem the marks of poor housekeeping, there are in fact, some of the harmful effects of hard water.

Hard water can damage household appliances like water heaters, washing machines, coffee makers, etc., but is it safe to drink? In this article, we deal with the effects of hard water on your health, household appliances, and the easiest ways to get rid of hard water and limescale.

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