Water softeners are special pieces of equipment that help to soften water, and are especially useful in hard water areas. If you live in a hard water area and go on holiday to an area with softened water, you will notice a significant difference. Softened water makes it easier to shampoo your hair – with very little shampoo needed. It creates lots of bubbles in your bath, with very little bubble bath added. You’ll also notice far less scale in your kettle and in taps and pipework.
The problems caused by limescale, or hard water scale are all too familiar to most of us who live and work in hard water areas.
Limescale is that chalky off-white coating of calcium carbonate that irritatingly builds-up on taps, shower heads, inside kettles and coats the internal surfaces of pipes, boilers, radiators and the like.