When you experience plumbing problems like blockages, backups and slow running or draining water, scale build-up isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. Many areas in Australia, however, rely on hard water for everyday use in homes and businesses. Without the right water conditioning treatment, hard water can have a range of negative effects, including damage to your plumbing. Hydrosmart specialises in scale removal treatment systems that resolve and prevent issues related to hard water. Read on as we explore the ins and outs of hard water treatment.
What is Hard Water?
Hard water is any water with a particularly high mineral content. Water classified as ‘hard’ has over 60 milligrams of minerals per litre. These minerals include calcium, magnesium and iron. A high volume of these minerals in water causes limescale to build up in plumbing systems, fixtures, fittings and appliances like hot water systems and pool pumps.
You can often tell that you have hard water if you spot soapy or chalky residue on dishes, glass, washed clothes, sinks and tiling in wet areas. You may see a visible white coating on appliances and plumbing fixtures like taps and showerheads, or find that it’s hard to lather up soap in the shower.
What Untreated Scale Deposits Can Do
Scale deposits from hard water build up in the pipes, taps, shower heads and appliances, eventually causing blockages, corrosion and rust. This in turn can result in leaks and flooding from broken pipes and damaged washing machines, hot water systems and dishwashers.
Heated hard water also causes calcium deposits that damage kettles and coffee machines. Hard water also inhibits the lathering of soap and detergents, making it harder to clean clothes and ourselves. This can often result in issues like skin irritation, eczema, scalp dryness and hair dryness.
Scale Removal Solutions
Hydrosmart technology offers reliable, long lasting and low maintenance scale removal by dissolving existing minerals in water so they pass through plumbing, fixtures and appliances without building up. Our products are designed to manage a range of issues such as corrosion, high salinity, algae and iron scale removal.
Contact the Scale Removal Specialists in Australia
Get in touch to find out more about Hydrosmart’s calcium, magnesium and iron scale removal solutions. Call 08 8357 3334 or contact us online.