August 29th, 2019
Here we carried out a commercial water softener installation in a printing business premises for a client in Ringwood, Hampshire. Typically, the south of England has hard water and is greatly helped by water softeners, an example of which is in the images below!
Hard water is water that has high mineral content. Hard water often contains deposits of limestone, chalk or gypsum which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates, bicarbonates and sulphates. Hard drinking water may have moderate health benefits, but can pose critical problems in industrial settings, where water hardness is monitored to avoid costly breakdowns and other equipment that handles water.
Soft water is treated water with few or no extra elements. The only ion it contains is sodium and this is because it goes through devices that remove hardness elements such as calcium and magnesium. Soft water is also naturally occurring, such as rainwater.
When hard water is heated it can form limescale and other scum deposits in your pipes and appliances. Scale build up from hard water can clog pipes and reduce water flow which means your shower and other appliances susceptible to limescale may require more thorough and frequent cleaning.
Appliances such as your dishwasher, washing machine and water heater may ultimately have a shorter life span due to higher amounts of limescale. Limescale also makes these appliances less efficient, less environmentally friendly, and more expensive to run. This is a prime example of why it might be necessary to installer a water softener!
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to talk through water softener options, we’ll be happy to help!Request Quote