Preventing Lime Scale Buildup at Home

Preventing Lime Scale Buildup at Home

Removing lime scale from appliances is not only time consuming, but it can be very costly. Preventing lime scale buildup is much more economical than actually removing the lime scale. Lime scale buildup occurs because of hard water or well water.  You will know you have lime scale buildup when you start to see a white substance develop on appliances which use hard water such as coffee makers, dishwashers and washing machines. Let’s look at some water pipe descaler and hard water scale remover options:

Water Softeners

Water softeners work by bonding together with elements that make water hard. The downside of water softeners is they require salt to function. The salt is deposited in the water used for drinking, cleaning and bathing. People on salt restricted diets should be aware of this before consuming water softened by a water softener.  Water softeners can be expensive to purchase and maintain, require a lot of regular maintenance, result in increased water and sewer bills and discharge chlorides into waste stream.

Electronic Water Descaler

Using a water softener alternative such an electronic water descaler – also known as an electronic water conditioner – is the safest, most economical way to tackle hard water problems. ScaleBlaster is an example of a salt free water conditioner that can be easily installed on the incoming water pipe of your home. If you already have buildup, ScaleBlaster is an effective hard water scale remover, as it works to both remove and prevent lime scale. It is also an excellent water pipe descaler.

Many people are torn between whether a water softener or a salt-free water conditioner such as ScaleBlaster is the more effective and economical. ScaleBlaster acts as a water pipe descaler and hard water scale remover, requires no chemical and is maintenance free.  Review this comparison chart to see how ScaleBlaster compares to traditional water softeners.