Can Hard Water Affect Your Skin?

In Stansted, Essex a public health investigation was recently carried out to uncover whether the area’s hard water could be responsible for an anecdotal increase in the number of local people suffering from flare-ups of painful, dry and itchy skin. The Bishop’s...

Salt-Free Water Softeners Are Not What You Think

If you’ve heard of ‘salt-free water softeners’, and think it sounds like a great solution, then you might want to be made aware that all is not as it seems. These systems do not soften water, and it is, in fact, very difficult to soften water without salt. There is a...

Buckinghamshire Among Hardest Water Areas

Buckinghamshire has been confirmed as one of the areas of the UK with the hardest water, a new survey has shown. A new chart published by Homecure Plumbers has given a breakdown of where the softest and hardest tap water is to be found in England and Wales, although...

How To Remove Limescale From Your Taps

Depending on where you live, the water that comes from your tap may be hard or soft. Both are different, and hard water can cause some issues for your home. Because hard water has travelled through layers of minerals, it can sometimes cause problems for your taps....

Is Hard Water Better For You Than Soft Water?

As rainwater falls from the sky and lands on the ground, it soaks into the soil, slowly seeping down to the water table. On its journey, it absorbs minerals as they dissolve in the water, meaning that this high mineral content water has can potentially reach our...

How To Tackle Limescale In The Home

Living in a hard water area can cause limescale to build up, which can cost up to £180 a year in the replacement of damaged appliances, as well as the need for enhanced cleaning procedures. From descaling kettles to showerheads, there are ways of cleaning the damage...

How To Get Rid Of Limescale

If you live in an area that has hard water coming out of the taps, you may well find that you have to deal with limescale, a buildup of calcium and magnesium minerals, at some point in the future.  Limescale can affect the taste of your water, so it’s important to...

Hard Water Can Add £180 A Year To Your Heating Bill

If you live in a hard water area it could be costing your household an extra £180 a year on your heating bills, according to new research. 13 million households suffer from hard water, and it can cause 1.5mm of limescale to accumulate within internal plumbing over the...

The Different Types of Water Softeners

When it comes to choosing a water softener for your home or your business, the wide variety can be overwhelming. Hard water can affect many households, and cause damage due to limescale build-up to domestic appliances, and showering in a hard water area can dehydrate...

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...