Hard water - disadvantages in the household

Jan 31, 2024, 14:48:45

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The hardness of the domestic water plays a major role in many areas of the household. Among other things, when washing, in the bathroom or in the kitchen. We would like to show you the disadvantages caused by hard water and what you can do to combat hard water.

Limescale deposits are negative consequences that arise from a high lime content in the water. The disadvantages of limescale deposits in the home are obvious.

  • Household appliances need to be descaled
  • The bathroom needs to be carefully descaled
  • Limescale deposits in the bathroom and kitchen look ugly
  • Energy consumption of hot water boilers is increasing sharply
  • Domestic water pipes become unusable after a few years due to limescale deposits

This list can be continued indefinitely. Limescale deposits are particularly noticeable in places that come into contact with hot water (see kettle). How can the high lime content in water be removed and what are the advantages?

Benefits of soft water

Soft water is not only better for the household because there are no more limescale deposits. Using soft water allows you to save large amounts of cleaning products and detergents, as hardly any lime soap is produced. You are welcome to look at the dosage suggestions on your detergent and calculate how much money you could save by using soft water.

Coffee and tea taste

When brewing coffee, a low lime content in the water is better for the taste. The coffee aromas develop better with soft water than with very hard water.

Coffee

Tea drinkers know the effect that a high lime content has in water. The white lime film on the tea is well known. For this reason, coffee and tea experts recommend using water that has a low lime content. It is difficult to say how high the lime content should be; there is often talk of a water hardness in the range of 4¬į - 8¬į dH.

Regulate the lime content in the water yourself

The owner of a descaling system has the great advantage that he can regulate the lime content in the water himself. When installing a decalcification system, it is decided what residual hardness should remain in the water, e.g. 5¬į dH. This enables the descaling system to be operated economically and you can still enjoy lime-free water.

Wash with hard water

When washing, so-called lime soaps are created due to the hardness that forms in hard water. These reduce the washing power and as a result more detergent has to be used. Further disadvantages in the household arise from hard water in the kitchen and bathroom. Limescale builds up here and requires great effort to remove.

The solution for soft water

The best way to prevent problems caused by hard water in the home is to use a water softening system . This reduces the water hardness of the entire house water to a pleasant value, for example 4¬į dH. The soft water solves all limescale problems in one fell swoop. A water softening system is worthwhile from a water hardness of 14¬į dH, or the ‚Äúhard‚ÄĚ water hardness range.

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