Hard Water Costs the UK 8m Tonnes Of Carbon A Year

By converting all UK hard water homes to soft water, the country could save up to 8.24 million tonnes of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere every year, according to new research. To give it some context, it is the equivalent of taking 1.8 million cars off the...

Is Hard Water Harming Your Skin?

Different water sources have different levels of minerals in them, which can affect the water you use to shower or bathe in. If you have noticed your skin becoming more irritated or flaky, or have spotted residue on the showerhead and taps, it might be that your skin...

Repairing Hair Damaged From Hard Water

If you’ve ever washed your hands and noticed a film on your skin afterwards, this is the result of living in a hard water area. The same water will affect your skin in the shower, and unfortunately, cause damage to your hair. If you live in a hard water area, then the...

Are You Showering In Hard Water?

Most shower-related conversations tend to focus on how long you stay in there, and how hot the water is, but do you know if you’re showering in hard or soft water? According to Dermatologist Vikram Rajkomar, showering in hard water means that free radicals can be...

Natural Cleaning Hacks To Help Banish Limescale

If you’re trying to reduce your consumption of single-use plastics and are looking for natural solutions to many of the cleaning tasks in your home then the answer could be found in your fruit bowl or your fridge. Ideal Home recently shared a variety of cleaning hacks...

Pandemic Increases Risk Of Office-Bound Legionnaire’s Disease

The lockdown has forced many people to work from home to avoid the risk of contracting the coronavirus at work. But while our offices and workplaces are empty, water is sitting in the pipes, getting old and potentially dangerous. When water isn’t flowing, organisms...