Hard water has negative effects on all aspects of the home

WASH BASIN

Sometimes we are so used to the negative effects of hard water that we forget the frequent presence of unsightly scum in the wash basin. With an increased need to use more soap just to create a small lather, hard water contributes to irritation and dry, itchy skin.

Empty basin with hard water
Full basin with hard water
Empty basin with softened water
Full basin with softened water

HEAT EXCHANGER AND HOT WATER CYLINDER

It is clear to see the lasting damage that hard water can have on a heat exchanger or hot water cylinder.  The limescale gradually builds up, making them work harder, reducing the lifetime of your appliances and increasing your bills.

Heat exchanger with hard water
Hot water cylinder with hard water
Heat exchanger with softened water
Hot water cylinder with softened water

KITCHEN SINK AND TAPS

Water will always rest in the once shiny surfaces of a stainless steel sink and sit in the grooves of taps. As the hard water dries, limescale forms in these difficult to clean places, forcing over-use of advanced cleaning products to bring them back to a reasonable shine.

Kitchen sink with hard water
Taps with hard water
Kitchen sink with softened water
Taps with softened water

SHOWER ROSE AND SHOWER SCREEN

As you step into the shower, you may see an unsightly, white-streaked shower screen and a shower rose that is blocked and has an inconsistent spray. These effects are brought on by hard water residues and limescale deposits.

Shower rose with hard water
Shower screen with hard water
Shower panel with hard water
Shower rose  with softened water
Shower screen with softened water
Shower panel with softened water