Lime Stone dissolves naturally in water and is termed as making the water ‘Hard’. When washing clothes in ‘hard’ or unsoftened water the rough particles will slowly affect the fibres of the clothes and towels leaving them feeling coarse and flat. Washing in softened water with the lime scale removed means that your fabrics and towels feel softer, last longer and have ‘extra body.’
Soft water can also have a positive effect on your hair and skin. Skin pores release oils which act as a natural protective barrier of the skin. Lime scale particles in tap water are small enough to nestle in skin pores and prevent these oils from working properly which can result in dry skin, itchiness and irritated skin.
Soft water is not a proven solution for skin problems such as psoriasis or eczema. However, many of our customers that are suffering with these problems have, after having purchased a water softener, noticed significant improvements.
Soft water eliminates spotting and cloudiness on crockery, glass ware and dishes. Windows, tiles and shower screens in the bathroom will dry spotlessly and require less effort and time to clean
Your sanitary ware, grouting and taps will no longer be affected by unpleasant scale residue. As your pipes, taps and shower heads will remain clean and clear there will no reduction in water flow. Your thermostat controls and ceramic taps will continue running smoothly. In short, you will spend less time cleaning, save on cleaning products and get the most from you shower and bathing installations.
Hard water causes scale residue on heating elements of central heating boilers, dishwashers, washing machines, etc. This residue manifests itself in an insulating layer around these heating elements, causing a loss of efficiency that could raise your energy bills significantly.
As soft water dissolves the existing lime scale, heating elements will over time return to being free of lime scale improving efficiency. This advantage will quickly add up to savings of potentially up to 10%. It’s worth calculating the difference this could make to you!
With softened water soap and other detergents can be used to their full potential. Therefore soft water leads to significantly less use of these products. This is not only good for your wallet, but also for the environment. Soft water can save you over a third of the cost of soap and other cleaning products.