Many people here in Arizona have suffered from the consequences of limescale. While it occurs in water supplies across the country, there are some areas around here where it is even more common. Limescale is an off-white, chalky, hard deposit that can be found in the hot water pipes, in hot water boilers, hot water heaters, and in kettles. It is sometimes found as a similar deposit inside old pipes and on other surfaces where there has been an evaporation of what is called “hard water.” It is a major plumbing problem that thousands of people must face every year.
We often say that limescale is caused by hard water. Hard water contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals, such as magnesium and calcium. When the water evaporates, it leaves behind deposits of calcium carbonate, which we call limescale. Deposits of limescale can build up on the different surfaces that the hard water touches and accumulates rather rapidly. The unsightly limescale deposits are often difficult to remove. There are many places where limescale can be found, both very visible areas and some spots that are hidden away. It is inside water pipes, in sinks and toilets, in the boiler heating elements, and anywhere else where hard water has been then evaporated. Where hard water has evaporated, you will find limescale.
As previously mentioned, limescale can be found anywhere hard water has been and then evaporated. Of course, there are some more common places where limescale can be found. Often, limescale is found in kitchens and bathrooms, here are some of the more conspicuous areas of the kitchen and bathroom where limescale is much more likely to be found:
Limescale can be problematic on different levels. It is much more than just an unsightly problem that makes your appliances and fixtures unattractive. Depending on where it is located, it can vary from a very minor issue to a superficial problem or it can be even a major problem. The scientific community continues to debate the negative effects of limescale on one’s health, or if it is harmful at all. But, we can confirm there are some common problems that limescale causes in a home or business:
While these are some visible damages, there are hidden damages caused by limescale that can be costly for homeowners. Here are some of the more expensive problems faced by homeowners who encounter limescale from hard water on a regular basis:
Now you have heard all the bad things about limescale, you are probably wondering is there a way that you can prevent these problems and avoid the damaging results altogether. A water purification system can effectively prevent limescale. A quality water purification system can soften your water supply, taking out the minerals that cause unsightly limescale. Many homes in Arizona benefit from having a water purification system installed. That puts all the problems caused by limescale to rest. If you would like to learn how to get rid of limescale, improve your water supply and save yourself a lot of money and avoid the headaches caused by the damages resulting from limescale, Just Contact Us for 24/7 service and professional certified plumbers who are happy to help.