How to combat hard water?

Hard water can damage pipes, equipment and cause other problems. Fortunately, there are ways to remove limescale from water. 

What is hard water?

If you don't know what hard water is or how to determine the amount of limescale in your tap, you don't need to worry or go to the water agency official website to find out. 

Hard water is water that contains high levels of calcium and magnesium. To measure this hardness, the French degree °F is used. Soft water has an °F close to 0. Hard water has a higher °F, around 20 °F. Hot water with a high limescale content produces limescale. This scale adheres to the walls of pipes and reduces the performance of appliances.

Water softeners as a solution

How can you combat limescale without resorting to chemical limescale control agents? Use a water softener, a more environmentally friendly and sustainable solution that uses less water and energy. Better water quality and lower bills at the end of the month!

A water softener reduces the hardness of the water, which reduces traces of limescale. To do this, the water is passed through a bottle containing a resinous medium containing sodium and other mineral salts. These salts act by reducing calcium and magnesium ions. Once this filtration is complete, there is no longer any risk of scaling in the pipes.

A cartridge holder is placed in front of this water softener to filter out sediment, contaminants and other bacteria from the water. Some filters can improve the taste of the water by reducing the amount of chlorine that may be present in the water.

Using filters to remove limescale accurately

There are two types of filters that can be used to remove limescale. These are magnetic scale filters and electronic descaling filters. They can be used to remove limescale from the water at a specific location. They can be installed in the water inlet area.