Water naturally contains diluted minerals such as calcium carbonate and magnesium. It will depend on how much of these minerals are in our running water, to determine whether or not the water is “hard or soft”.
We all live in various areas and in actual fact over 48% of us in the United Kingdom live in hard water areas. You’re probably thinking what is hard water?
Due to water containing minerals, they then begin to slowly deposit through the running water and crystallise, which causes the white that you may see on your household taps. This then builds up and is known as Lime Scale.
Lime scale can begin to damage your water outlets and whatever is around it such as;
- It leaves a residue on sinks and baths
- It leaves an unsightly white crusting around water outlets and gradually builds up
- Leaves a cloudy residue on Shower Screens
- Inside hot water cylinders it will also gradually build up and cover things such as; the heating element and coil effecting how long it takes for the water to heat up (becomes costly on your bills).
- Blocks water outlets