WATER TREATMENT

White marks on dishes

White marks on dishes

Mineral salts in hard water turn into limescale when they are heated or when they come into contact with an alkaline substance...

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My skin is dry

My skin is dry

Showering with hard water can result in tight and itchy skin, especially for children and people with sensitive skin...

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My laundry is getting rough

My laundry is getting rough

Washing laundry with hard water ages the textile prematurely. The limescale settles between the fibres...

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Limescale in appliances

Limescale in appliances

According to a study conducted by the Water Quality Association (an international body representing water treatment professionals...

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My water is cloudy

My water is cloudy

Turbidity indicates the more or less transparent colour of the water: it is due to the presence of suspended mineral...

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Rust-coloured water

Rust-coloured water

Is there iron in your water?In some cases, tap water may contain iron residues from rust in the metal pipes...

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DO THESE PROBLEMS HAPPEN TO YOU OFTEN?

Hard water might explain it:

Dry hair

Dry hair

Do you have dry and brittle hair? Washing your hair with hard water attacks the scalp and dries it out, causing itchiness of the scalp. At the same time, your hair becomes rough, dull, and brittle.

Clogged pipes

Clogged pipes

Having problems with water leaks? Hard water causes damage to your piping: the limescale is slowly deposited on the walls, forming a layer of scale that progressively clogs the pipes, very much in the same way cholesterol can clog someone’s arteries. As a result, the rate at which the water flows slows down and the plumbing is damaged, eventually causing the pipes to burst.

A kettle that heats too slowly

A kettle that heats too slowly

Excessive energy consumption? The scaling that occurs on your household appliances acts like a heat insulator: therefore, the power efficiency of a scaled heating element is considerably reduced. It follows that the limescale can raise energy consumption by up to 64%, leading to higher bills.

The water has a bad taste

The water has a bad taste

Too much chlorine in your water? The bad taste and smell of tap water are often due to chlorine, a powerful disinfectant used in water treatment plants to prevent the water from becoming contaminated by micro-organisms on its way to our taps. While there is no consensus about the impact of chlorine on our health, it is known to give water a bad taste.

Inefficient household products

Inefficient household products

Why doesn’t my soap lather? Hard water reduces the effectiveness of soap, detergents and cleaning products. It prevents them from lathering properly, which forces an increased consumption. Manufacturers of laundry products, for example, indicate how much you need to use according to the hardness of the water.

WHAT DOES MY TAP WATER CONTAIN?

Discover the many components that you might find in your water:

TOO MUCH LIMESCALE IN YOUR WATER?

Hard water causes many undesirable effects that are felt and seen in everyday life.The calcium and magnesium in water react with alkaline substances such as soap and precipitate when the water is boiled or evaporated. They turn into limestone, which leads to scaling.

* Water is said to be hard when its degree of hardness is greater than 15 French degrees of hardness (°f), noting that 1°f corresponds to 10 milligrams of limestone.

INVISIBLE IN YOUR WATER... BUT NOT HARMLESS!

These elements can be present in your water and have consequences on your organism.

TWO WAYS TO RESOLVE THESE ISSUES

FILTERING AND SOFTENING THE WATER

These two methods are the be-all and end-all of water purification. Watch our videos explaining more about these two areas to help you find the water treatment solution that you need.

Water filtration

In view of groundwater pollution, what kind of water are we drinking from our taps? Although it is treated bacteriologically by the treatment plants in order to make it drinkable, it often still contains many undesirable elements.

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Water softening

Water softener systems are a simple and reliable solution for removing mineral salts from water, eliminating the limescale deposits that block pipes, make linen rough and damage household appliances. A softener system is an apparatus which, by means of a resin, causes particles of magnesium and calcium in the water to be exchanged for sodium. By doing so, the softener system provides the entire home with soft water which, contrary to popular belief, is perfectly drinkable and does not taste salty.

Installing a softener system is a lasting solution that can work for many years, as long as it is serviced once a year by a specialist.

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