Hard Water or lime in water is a common problem and present in water sources throughout the counties of Cork, Limerick, Tipperary, Clare and Kerry. Installing a water softener, will solve all lime problems which in turn will protect your plumbing and appliances from expensive repairs and damage.
How Does a Water Softener Work?
The Limescale Problem
Water contains hundreds of different, natural constituents which have been dissolved while the water has travelled through various routes to your homes or premises.
Calcium bicarbonate (lime) and magnesium salts are some of these constituents and when their concentration is greater than 100 parts over million; the water is said to be hard.
When these salts are heated they are converted to insoluble salts which appear as rock-like solid deposits on kettle elements, pipes, boilers and heating systems – or more commonly known as limescale.
Limescale is the hard, off-white, chalky deposit you can see in kettles, hot-water boilers and the inside of hot-water central heating systems that have not been maintained as well as they should be. It is also often found as a caked deposit on the inner surface of old pipes and other surfaces where “hard water” has evaporated as in this picture on the left. Other than being unsightly and harder to clean, limescale seriously impairs the operation or can eventually damage various components of the heating system.
These deposits act as a kind of internal insulation on your pipe work; reducing their efficiency and can eventually lead to serious damage of piping systems.
By installing a water softener, an average family of four can save upwards of €534 per annum. Maintenance of your water softener is as simple as adding softener salt once a month to the system.
Re-discover the simple pleasures of soft water:
- no scale formations on your electrical and water appliances
- softer on your skin and hair
- softer on your clothing
- your heating system will be 40% more effective
- no ‘water-marks’ on your sinks, baths or toilets
- no scum forming on hot drinks; with a noticeable taste difference
- lower detergent costs due to the easier formation of lather
Check out the SAVINGS!
Water Softeners do not “add” salt to the water, they simply use a salt water solution, in order to back-wash the filter, which is then rinsed with fresh water. Lime removal gives peace of mind and results in great cost savings. We will be happy to look after your sales and service requirements.
Although we have installed many different water softeners over the years, Kinetico water softeners have consistently proven to be the most reliable and efficient. Kinetico use an ingenious non-electric, twin-tank system to ensure a continuous supply of soft water. Non electric water softeners have the added benefit of being easy to install plus there are no timers or computers to set, adjust, repair or replace!
A quality Water Softener like the Kinetico Premier Compact will ensure your appliances are not damaged by lime as well as ensure no lime builds up in pipe-work, cylinder’s, radiators, boilers, and other parts of your water system.
And you don’t have to worry about electricity power outages as all Kinetico Water Softeners are non-electric. Cheaper competition may offer a 1 year guarantee but Perfect Water offer a 5 year guarantee plus all Kinetico units are covered for 10 years.
Our Sales department can advise on the Water Softener that best suits your requirements. Water softener sales and servicing, makes up a considerable part of our business, and we have 3 highly experienced technicians, who install, service, and repair most makes of water softener.
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