Calcareous tap water

Too much lime in the water changes its taste and makes tile, sink, and glass surfaces unsightly.

Calcification costs energy

For example, a heat exchanger becomes less efficient with calcification and, over time, more and more energy is needed.

Limescale forms spots on fittings and tiles

Limescale an form white spots, sometimes even crusts on bathroom surfaces. This is not just visually unappealing, but also a hygiene issue.

Lime deposits provide an ideal breeding ground for bacteria like Legionella

Limescale is optimal for the formation of a biofilm. The risk of water system contamination increases with greater levels of calcification.

Hard water doesn’t taste good

If the calcium content in drinking water is too high, the water has an intense flavor. Even the taste of tea and coffee will be affected.

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Lime stains are unsightly and hard to remove

Hard water leaves tiles, sinks, chrome fixtures, and glass shower enclosures covered in white spots that are difficult to remove with normal cleaning agents. Strong cleaning supplies are needed to attack the surface.

Many commercial lime removers contain acetic or citric acid, but these cannot be used on chrome finishes or marble tiles!

Persistent myths about hard water

Myth:
Stainless steel and plastic pipes do not calcify

Although stainless steel and plastic pipes (plastic) have a smooth surface, they still have microscopic voids which favor the formation of limescale.

Once a limescale has formed, excess lime will be shed into the water passing by.

Result: the pipes calcify.

Myth:
Corrugated tube heat exchangers have no problems with lime

ven corrugated tube heat exchangers can become clogged with lime deposits. How? The constant mechanical movement of the wave profile keeps chipping away at deposited lime. This is then picked up by passing water and flushed out.

Small lime scale deposits then find their way in the filter screens of bathroom fixtures, affecting the flow of water. Often, however, the lime deposits are relatively large and slide down to the lowest point of the heat exchanger, clogging it.

Myth: lime only leaves deposits in water > 60°C

This myth is a persistent one.

But the fact is that lime deposits can occur at much lower water temperatures. The difference is the slower speed at which this occurs.

Myth: lime causes hardening of the arteries

Lime is a mineral (calcium carbonate) and has nothing to do with arteriosclerosis, kidney stones, or gallstones.

Numerous studies have shown that the hardness of the water does not affect health.

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