How do I know if I have limescale?
The hardness of the water in your home is dependent on where you live. Minerals in the water cling to surfaces including metal, ceramic and glass and heating elements in water using appliances and household plumbing. The result is unsightly white deposits in your kettle, stains and scale on sinks, toilet bowls, around the base of taps and nasty brown deposits that come out of your iron. All ot this means reduced efficiency for your household appliances and taps and showers.
Can limescale damage my appliance?
Yes, it can .Scale builds up in layers around heating elements providing a barrier between the element and water.This means that more energy is required to heat water. Over time the extra heat damages the element, shortening its life and resulting in the appliance breaking down.
Does limescale reduce efficiency of my appliances?
Yes, it does. Scale builds up in layers around heating elements providing a barrier between the element and water.This means that more energy is required to heat the water - reducing the efficiency of appliance and making it more costly to run. It is worth considering that just 1.5mm of scale on an element results in 15% more energy being required to hea tthe surrounding water. This could mean 15% more on your bill.
Will OUST Desclaer damage my appliances?
No. Severely scaled appliances may need a second treatment and in some cases the build up of limescale can cause damage to the lining of your appliance. The removal of the limescale may reveal this damage but it will not have been caused by action of OUST Descaler.