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Do I Have Hard Water?

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How to Determine if you Need a Residential Hard Water Solution

One question homeowners often ask is if they live in an area with hard water. The calcium hardness level depends on many factors.  If you live in the continental United States, our U.S. Water Hardness Map will help you determine the hardness of the water in your area.

Many municipalities post the water hardness levels on their websites and/or make it available by calling.  You can also test the hardness of your water by using a calcium hardness test kit available at pool supply stores.

If you are on a well, it is important to note that well water is generally harder than municipal water.  You should use a calcium hardness test to determine hardness.

ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler model is the right residential hard water solution for you.  ScaleBlaster is not only effective with lime scale removal, but it will also prevent new scale from forming.  Pipe scale removal is especially important because it can adversely affect not just your pipes, but any component in your home that uses water.

Prior to ScaleBlaster, homeowners either had to use a harsh limescale remover and/or chemicals for pipe scale removal or invest in a water softener.  Chemicals are a somewhat effective hard water scale remover, but they are not healthy or environmentally friendly.  Water softeners are not only more expensive than an electronic water descaler, but they rely on ongoing maintenance and utilize salt.  ScaleBlaster is not only an eco-friendly residential hard water solution, but it requires no maintenance, filters, salt or chemicals.

If you are looking for an affordable, simple solution that can tackle water scale removal and prevent new limescale from forming, give ScaleBlaster a try today.  Our residential models are available at Home Depot (in-store and online) and Lowe’s (online).

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ScaleBlaster Electronic Water Descaler – Residential Models

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If you live in a home with hard water, then you understand why a residential hard water solution is so important.  Not only does limescale adversely affect the efficiency and longevity of appliances, but it is not ideal for washing, bathing or drinking. If you have any existing scale, then water scale removal is necessary.  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is not only an effective limescale remover, but it prevents new limescale from forming.

Our previous article discussed why ScaleBlaster is the preferred residential hard water solution.  Now, let’s take a look at the different residential models.

SB-75

This residential hard water solution is designed for homes up to 4,000 square feet and on city water with total water hardness levels of less than 19 grains per gallon or 325 parts per million.

SB-Elite

If your home is on a well or city water with hardness levels up to 35 grains per gallon or 600 parts per million, then the SB-Elite is the model for you.  The SB-Elite is effective in homes up to 5,000 square feet.

If you have a home larger than 5,000 square feet or live in an area with higher water hardness levels, then we encourage you to contact us directly so we can determine the best ScaleBlaster model for you. Remember, ScaleBlaster is not only an effective hard water scale remover, but it also prevents new limescale from forming.  The SB-75 and SB-Elite are both available at Lowe’s (online) and Home Depot (in-store and online).  Give it a try today – we promise you won’t be disappointed!

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Why is ScaleBlaster the Preferred Residential Hard Water Solution?

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ScaleBlaster was first released in 1995 and became the first and only electronic water descaler to be successful in the residential, commercial and industrial markets. Since then, there have been competitors emerge onto the scene with inferior electronic water descaler models that don’t hold a candle to the water scale removal and prevention qualities of ScaleBlaster.

ScaleBlaster underwent several years of testing and development before being released.  We knew that there were many electronic water descaler products on the market with questionable reputations.  This was something we had to overcome and we did so by first developing an effective and reliable hard water scale removal and prevention product and then building a worldwide network of dealers and major retailers that believed in ScaleBlaster.

When it comes to a residential hard water solution, ScaleBlaster is considered the industry gold standard.  Let’s take a look at some aspects that make it so appealing to homeowners.

Easy to Install

ScaleBlaster can be easily installed by homeowners and requires no additional plumbing in most cases.  Just install it on the incoming water line and it is good to go!

Maintenance Free

Water softeners require ongoing maintenance.  Any chemical limescale remover requires continual use. ScaleBlaster is completely maintenance free.

Eco-Friendly

The traditional limescale remover uses harsh chemicals that are not favorable for humans or the environment.  Water softeners also require salt which is not only harmful to pets and people on salt restricted diets but also very negative for the environment.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is an effective hard water scale remover and also prevents new scale from forming without using chemicals or salt.

If you have hard water scale removal on your mind, then ScaleBlaster is the solution. Our residential models can be purchased at Lowe’s (online) and Home Depot (in-store and online).  We are also available to answer any questions you have.  Give ScaleBlaster a try today. It will not disappoint!

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Top Reasons Dad Loves ScaleBlaster

Last month, we discussed the top reasons why mom loves the ScaleBlaster water conditioner.  This month, we will cover what makes water conditioners such an appealing hard water treatment option for fathers to consider for their family.

Easy to Install

Many hard water treatment options are difficult and time consuming to install. Some even require a plumber.  The ScaleBlaster water conditioner easily installs on the incoming water line of your home. Simply mount the water conditioner power box on a wall, wrap the signal cable around the outside of the incoming pipeline and connect it to the power box. ScaleBlaster is now ready to begin its job as an effective limescale remover and prevention tool.

No Maintenance Required

Other hard water treatment options such as water softeners and filters require ongoing maintenance.  Water conditioners are maintenance free!

Saves Money Over the Long Term

The fact that the ScaleBlaster water conditioner is a limescale remover that also prevents new limescale from forming is a big plus.  Limescale wreaks havoc on appliances and fixtures, causing them to not work efficiently or break down all together.  Limescale is also harmful to pipes.  Having one unit that is a limescale remover and also prevents new limescale from forming can save thousands of dollars in appliance and equipment repair and replacement.

Do you have a dad who seems to have everything?  Are you often at a loss of what to buy him? Whether you are looking for a gift for Father’s Day, birthday or another holiday, a ScaleBlaster water conditioner makes a perfect gift for dad!

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Top Three Reasons Mom Loves ScaleBlaster

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  Instead of candy or flowers, why not consider a gift that mom will benefit from for years to come?  The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is a hard water scale remover and limescale prevention product that will definitely make your mom smile.  Let’s take a look at the top three reasons why moms throughout the world love having the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler installed in their homes.

Reduces Soap Scum

Soap scum is ugly and it stains sinks and toilets. With ScaleBlaster, you have less soap scum, which allows soap, shampoo and detergents to work better.  Everyone’s skin is smoother and hair is more manageable.

Less Scrubbing of Faucets and Sinks

Hard water causes limescale buildup on faucets and sinks.  Water scale removal often requires lots of scrubbing and harsh or abrasive chemicals.  ScaleBlaster is not only an effective hard water scale remover, but it prevents new scale from forming. Say goodbye to chemicals and  hard scrubbing!

Brighter, Whiter Laundry

Hard water wreaks havoc on laundry and diminishes the longevity of clothing, towels and sheets. The ScaleBlaster electronic decscaler helps laundry be softer, brighter, whiter and last longer!

If you want to give mom a Mother’s Day gift that she can enjoy for years to come, then consider the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler.  It is easy to install, requires no maintenance, is eco-friendly and will make a tremendous difference in the water quality of her home.  Pick up one in-store at Home Depot or online at Home Depot or Lowe’s today!

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The Affordable, DIY Solution to the Common Question of How to Soften Water at Home

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Regardless of where you live, the question of how to soften water at home will likely cross your mind at some point.  There are many methods to consider, including water filtration systems and a water softener.  However, neither of these options are a hard water scale remover to deal with lime scale that is already present.  They both require ongoing maintenance and purchases (i.e. filters, salt, etc.).  And, in the case of water softeners, they put sodium in the water, which is not good for humans, pets or the environment.

The most affordable, do-it-yourself (DIY) solution for how to soften water at home is the ScaleBlaster electronic descaler.  Here’s why:

  1. Easy to install

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is easy to install (induction coil wraps externally around the pipe on the incoming water line) and requires no additional plumbing work in most cases.

  1. Requires No Ongoing Maintenance

Once you install the ScaleBlaster electronic descaler your job is done.  There is nothing more to buy and no additional maintenance required.

  1. Hard Water Scale Remover and Prevents New Lime Scale from Forming

The benefits of an electronic descaler are two-fold.  ScaleBlaster actually starts working on water scale removal the minute it is installed.  And, of course, there is nothing better when it comes to keeping lime scale from forming.

If you are tired of hard water scale wreaking havoc on your pipes and appliances, then consider ScaleBlaster.  Our homeowner models are available at Home Depot (online and in store) and Lowe’s (online).

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How an Electronic Descaler Can Reduce the Need for Cooling Tower Biocide

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A Cooling tower biocide is used to kill harmful algae and bacteria and eliminate limescale that eventually leads to corrosion.  The problem with cooling tower biocide is that it is comprised of chemicals and requires the expense of staff to maintain.  The costs of cooling tower biocide adds up over time, and, depending on the chemicals used, could actually be harmful to humans and the environment.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler not only controls algae, bacteria and limescale, but it is also effective in pipe scale removal. Best of all, it requires NO chemicals and little maintenance.  An electronic descaler is easy to install and does not come into contact with the water.  It works by emitting sonic waves which naturally elevates and stabilizes the PH of the circulating water. Once the PH is stabilized, existing limescale is removed and the corrosive properties of the water is significantly reduced.

In a nutshell, the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler operates using sonic waves. A cooling tower biocide, on the other hand, adds chemicals to the water. An electronic descaler raises the PH balance of the water, which increases cycles of concentration, thus saving water and reducing utility costs.  Best of all, it is a one-time investment vs. cooling tower biocide which needs to be purchased on a regular basis to effectively  control algae and bacteria.

Are you seeking to save money and/or reduce downtime and maintenance?  If so, consider the ScaleBlaster industrial electronic water descaler as an alternative to cooling tower biocide.  Our industrial specialists stand ready to help!!

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Basic Principles of Water Scale Elimination

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In answering the question of how to soften water at home, we have been covering the basic principles of water scale formation and elimination.  As a follow-on to our previous article discussing water scale formation, we will now cover the theory behind why the ScaleBlaster electronic descaler is an effective hard water scale remover and eliminator.

The theory behind ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler

When it comes to pipe scale removal and overall water scale removal, the ScaleBlaster electronic descaler is the most safe, effective and affordable option on the market today.   The ScaleBlaster unit itself is comprised of a signal cable wrapped around a pipe. The unit sends out a complex, dynamic current to produce oscillating fields inside the pipe.  This causes molecular agitation which ultimately results in water scale removal and prevention.

Induced Molecular Agitation (IMA)

ScaleBlaster’s frequency modulation signal produces an IMA inside the pipe.  When water and water scale causing ions are treated by the IMA, suspensions of soft and less-adherent calcium carbonate crystals are formed, thus removing the dissolved calcium and bicarbonate ions from a supersaturated solution. This is known as hard water scale removal.  The IMA also breaks hydrogen bonds in an aggregate of liquid water, freeing water molecules from the aggregate and increasing the solubility of water.  The unstable supersaturated calcium carbonate solution become stable, thus resulting in the prevention of water scale buildup.

Overall water scale removal, including pipe scale removal, can be easily and effectively accomplished by the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler. If you are looking for how to soften water at home, look no further.  The ScaleBlaster is not only an effective hard water scale remover, but also a powerful when it comes to preventing water scale from forming.

Interested in learning more about the science behind ScaleBlaster’s water scale removal and prevention capabilities?  Read our detailed brochure Principles of Scale Formation Elimination.

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Basic Principles of Water Scale Formation

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How to soften water at home is a question often asked by homeowners who are concerned about the health of their family and integrity of their pipes and appliances.  ScaleBlaster is an electronic water descaler/hard water scale remover that can be easily installed on the incoming water pipe of your home.  However, to understand how this electronic descaler is effective in pipe scale removal and overall water scale removal, it would be helpful to know how water scale forms in the first place.

There is a lot of science behind scale formation, but here are the basics:

  1. When it rains, water absorbs the CO2 gas in the air and becomes acidic.
  2. The acidic rain water then passes over and permeates through rocks such as limestone, seashells and marble and forms soluble calcium ions and bicarbonate ions.
  3. Then, any condition which alters the solubility of calcium bicarbonate will result in the precipitation of calcium carbonate – a.k.a. scale.
  4. When hard water comes in contact with metal, the electrostatic attraction between the metal surface and scale-causing materials causes it to stick to surfaces.

If you would like to learn more about how to soften water at home, consider reading our follow-on article discussing the Basic Principle of Scale Elimination.  We will discuss in depth how an electronic descaler is effective when it comes to water scale removal.  In fact, it is a safe, cost-effective and environmentally friendly option pipe scale remover and overall hard water scale remover compared to other water scale removal options such as water softeners.

Interested in learning more about the science of water scale formation?  Read our detailed brochure Principles of Scale Formation Elimination.

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Hard Water Solutions for Home

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Many homeowners are unsure if they live in an area with hard water.  There are some classic signs of hard water you can watch for, including water that smells or tastes bad, clogged pipes, water heater continually failing, laundry not getting clean, rust like stains on toilets and sidewalks. Our U.S. Water Hardness Map can also help you determine the calcium hardness level of your water. Hard water, whether it comes from a municipal water system or well, causes damaging limescale.  Lime scale removal is important for hard water because when deposits start building up that is when problems arise.

Solving the Hard Water Problem

Treating hard water can be handled in numerous ways. However, some of the traditional hard water treatment options are not the most healthy or effective. Water softeners are popular when it comes to treating hard water, however, they are expensive to maintain. They also require salt, which is not ideal to people on a salt-restricted diet. It is also not the best option for pets.

Electronic Water Descaler

One of the most effective and safest products for lime scale removal is an electronic water descaler. An electronic descaler is not only efficient as a lime scale remover, but it also helps prevent new deposits from forming.  It is also inexpensive, eco-friendly and requires no maintenance.

ScaleBlaster was first electronic water descaler in the world to perform as advertised, with the first model being released in early 1995. Other companies have tried to copy our electronic descaler, but when it comes to lime scale removal, nothing compares to ScaleBlaster.  ScaleBlaster easily attaches to the main water pipe and uses a signal to cause calcium carbonate molecules to lose their adhesive properties.

Are you ready to stop using hard water?  If so, give one of our residential experts a call to learn more about how the ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler can work for you!

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