Waterside is a brand of Culligan a company that has led the world in water treatment technology supplying safe quality water for drinking, cooking, cleaning, bathing and manufacturing. The Waterside brand is an extension of that commitment to water and technology following on from their sixty years already in water.
Effects of Hard Water
Heated hard water can cause deposits of scale to be left behind clinging to pipes, boilers, heat exchangers and hot water tanks affecting flow rates, efficiency and capacity. Government statistics show that just 6mm of scale can be enough to reduce the efficiency of the average heating systems by up to 38%.
Hard water also makes cleaning around the home more difficult, when combined with soap, hard water produces difficult to remove scum that adheres to baths, tiles and taps.
For hard water to lather well, it requires the use of more soap, shampoo and detergent than with soft water, making clothes more difficult to rinse. The small deposits of scum left behind can affect modern and traditional fabrics alike, making them feel harsh to the skin, while hair and skin can suffer too and may appear dull and dry to the touch.
Cost of Hard Water
The cost of scale to a family with an average sized boiler could cost more than £1,000 to replace. Your washing machine may need around five times as much soap and up to 30 percent more detergent to be effective in comparison to soft water areas. In addition, the cost of limescale removers, fabric softeners and detergents can add up to around £200 per year to your household budget.