We are continuing our series on comparing different types of hard water treatment options. It is important to note that an effective and ideal residential hard water solution will handle both pipe scale removal and prevention. You should not have to purchase a separate lime scale remover. Our previous article compared an electronic water descaler to whole home water filtration systems. This article will discuss water softeners.
Water softeners are another residential hard water solution some homeowners consider when researching hard water treatment options. Water softeners replace calcium with salt. This can be problematic for pets and people on salt restricted diets. Water softeners are also not effective in pipe scale removal. If you are dealing with existing pipe scale, an additional lime scale remover will be required. When it comes to hard water treatment options, a water softener is one of the most expensive to purchase and maintain. It also requires a lot of floor space, which is another reason why some eliminate it as a possible residential hard water solution. Water softeners also discharge chlorides into the waste stream and tend to increase water and sewer bills.
When it comes to hard water treatment options, an electronic water descaler has significant benefits over a water softener. The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is not only effective in pipe scale removal, but it also prevents new scale from forming. There is no need to purchase an additional lime scale remover. It is small, easily mounts on a wall, does not require any additional water, and is salt and chemical free.
If you are ready to get serious about a residential hard water solution, then look no further. The ScaleBlaster electronic water descaler is all you need. Our residential models can be purchased at Home Depot (in-store and online) and online at Lowe’s and Costco.