How to Prevent Limescale by Treating Hard Water in Your Home

How to Prevent Limescale by Treating Hard Water in Your Home

Hard water is caused in part by calcium deposits. As calcium travels, its ions break down and stick to the insides of pipes, shower fixtures, large appliances, and anything the water touches. This causes limescale buildup which can negatively impact the internal parts of your appliances, pipes, and water systems. Luckily, we offer an eco-friendly, hard water descaling product that not only helps with hard water scale prevention, but removal as well. ScaleBlaster – the industry’s preferred hard water descaler – is easy to install and available worldwide.

It’s important to consider the ScaleBlaster hard water descaling system because hard water wreaks havoc on the pipes and large appliances in your home. When hard water enters these areas, it causes limescale buildup that can shorten the lives of pipes and appliances, cause clogs, and stain kettles, bathtubs, and sinks. Hard water scale prevention will save you time and money in the long run.

Do I Have Hard Water?

If you are on a well, or use city water, chances are you do have hard water.  There are some easy ways to determine the extent of its hardness.  One way is to simply look at your faucets and showerheads.  Do you see any white residue?  You can also go to your local pool supply store and purchase a hard water testing kit.  And, if you are on city water, you can request a hard water report. Some municipalities even post these reports on their websites.

Hard Water Treatment Options

There are both chemical and eco-friendly ways to handle hard water prevention. Some treatment options use toxic chemicals and water softeners, which release chlorides into water. These can be harmful to the environment.  And, if you already have a limescale problem, they are not as effective when it comes to hard water scale removal.

Hard water descaling systems such as ScaleBlaster are very eco-friendly and effective in both hard water scale removal and prevention. In addition to their ability to prevent limescale, ScaleBlaster eliminates limescale in your pipes by using electromagnetic waves that alter calcium molecules, in size, shape, and charge. The changes make the molecules lose their adhesive property to prevent limescale buildup and lower the saturation level of hard water.

Want to eliminate hard water problems?  Contact us today!

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal

Considering Cooling Tower Limescale Removal?

Cooling towers experience limescale buildup because as water is re-used, pure water evaporates leaving behind impurities. Limescale removal is important because the buildup can result in less efficiency and eventually corrosion.  Cooling tower biocides are commonly used to help combat limescale and other problems that result. However, these are very costly and use harmful chemicals which are not eco-friendly.

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal Without Harmful Chemicals

Ideally, you need a limescale removal system that is environmentally friendly. An electronic water conditioner operates using oscillating electronic fields that change the charge, size and shape of the calcium molecule. The surface tension of the water is decreased, which removes existing scale and prevents new limescale from forming.

Water Conditioners Do Not Require Constant Maintenance

Your cooling tower already requires ongoing maintenance. Why add to the list? A water conditioning system such as ScaleBlaster is easy to install and requires no regular check-ups.

Cooling Tower Limescale Removal Doesn’t Have to Cost a Fortune

The cooling tower is an important part of your infrastructure. Don’t let the pipes corrode or lessen the efficiency of your system. ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner is an inexpensive option to help prevent the costly effects of limescale buildup. We have authorized dealers throughout the United States and internationally who are well-versed in helping companies determine the best ScaleBlaster water conditioner model to fit their needs.

Industrial Water Limescale Removal

Trends in Industrial Water Limescale Removal

Industrial facilities are especially prone to the negative effects of limescale deposits. Over time, limescale compromises the efficiency of operations and even causes damage to existing infrastructure.  It is crucial to assess whether your piping already has limescale buildup to prevent further issues and damage.  Some “symptoms” of excessive limescale buildup include:

  1. Higher Electricity Bills

Are your power bills are running higher? Clogged pipes cause the water to flow slower, thus requiring more energy to operate.

  1. Reduced Efficiency

If you notice reduced production, it’s time to check whether blocked water pipes could be a contributing factor.

Industrial water limescale removal traditionally utilizes acids and harsh chemicals that pollute the environment.  Some of these solutions are banned in certain regions. An electronic water descaler offers a simple, affordable and eco-friendly solution to your industrial water problems.

The ScaleBlaster electronic water conditioner uses a signal cable to deliver frequencies from a computerized control box.  These cause ions to collide with each other.  Calcium crystal grow until there are no more surface charges left to stick to the walls of the pipe, or any other surface for that matter. No harsh chemicals, no maintenance, no salt, no filters.  It’s really that simple!

Electronic descaling systems have been hailed as an answer to industrial descaling because it not only protects the environment, but also works with minimal efficiency. And, let’s not forget the fact that they are affordable and do not require costly ongoing maintenance.

Looking for reliable limescale prevention and removal?  ScaleBlaster offers a variety of industrial models to suit the specific needs of your plant.  Contact one of our industrial specialists to learn more. We have experienced dealers throughout the United States and abroad.


Salt Free Water Conditioners VS ScaleBlaster Lime Scale Remover

Salt Free Water Conditioners VS ScaleBlaster Lime Scale Remover

While hard water is not bad for your health, it can wreak havoc on the internal parts of water cooling towers, large and small appliances, and even your pipelines. Hard water contains calcium that is naturally found in the water supply of some cities. This calcium molecules breakdown into calcium carbonate, which sticks to the internal parts of pipelines, appliances, and water cooling towers. These calcium deposits are known as limescale. Managing limescale is critical to prevention of corrosion, improvement of cooling tower and appliance efficiency, and reducing the risk of clogs in your pipelines. Two common options for hard water treatment include salt free water conditioners and our electronic descaling equipment, ScaleBlaster lime scale remover.

Salt Free Water Conditioners

There is some disagreement about the effectiveness of salt free water conditioners. It is the salt in hard water treatments that effectively manages that calcium levels in your water. While conditioners work to reduce the hardness levels in your water, they do not eliminate it. This is the reason it is often sold under the phrase “hardness inhibitor” or “anti-scaling.” It can effectively reduce the hardness of your water by up to 90%. However, this 90% is not enough to remove the any of the existing limescale buildup. This is a crucial area where our electronic descaler and salt free water conditioners differ.

There are some benefits to salt free water conditioners. They do effectively prevent the buildup of calcium that causes limescale in your pipelines, water cooling towers, and large and small appliances. They also effectively remove odors, sediment, and select chemicals from your water supply. However, the long-term benefits of water softeners are not seen when using salt free water conditioners. While they may be better for the environment, they are not necessarily quite as effective.

Electronic Descalers

Electronic descalers such as ScaleBlaster work by using electromagnetic waves to treat hard water. The frequencies of the waves that pass through your water supply change the physical size and shape of calcium molecules, as well as their chemical properties. Our technology allows this alteration to prevent calcium molecules from sticking to the sides of your appliances, pipelines, or water-cooling tower.

Our electronic descaler effectively treats water hardness long-term by changing the chemical and physical properties of calcium that causes hard water. Overtime, the breakdown of calcium molecules causes a lower level of hardness saturation in your water supply. Once the saturation level is lowered, electronic descalers are able to reduce and eventually eliminate the existing limescale deposits found in your pipes, water-cooling tower, and appliances. This differs from salt free water conditioners because while conditioners can remove up to 90% of hardness, they cannot effectively eliminate existing limescale buildup.

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