who doesn’t have that problem? I sure do, cleaning
and working away every Sunday and apart from that it’s also really bad for your energy bill, but Gulio from
waterontharder.com has the solution. So, that’s where I’m going. Gulio tell me, why is lime bad? Yes, hard water
is water that holds a lot of lime. So, every area where hard water flows gets lime scale, especially with hot water, it’s a big problem. Think, heating units of warm water appliances, like your washing machine, dishwasher, the faucets, the shower, the toilet, in the kitchen. Also with cold water, it is a problem: for example the water pipes can over the time, lose throughput capacity due to lime scale and also lime scale is hard to remove, because once there is lime
in your pipes it will mean
a much higher energy bill. -Right?
-Yes, lime scale insulates hard water and that results in the
buildup of lime scale on the heating elements. A layer of lime scale results in diminished efficiency of your elements and that is why your appliances will use more energy. Is lime bad for your health? No, lime is not bad as such. Just people with a skin condition such as psoriasis and eczema can be affected in a big way because lime dries out the skin. Yes, because you can scrub and clean very hard to get rid of that. But there is another way? You could just install
a water softener to prevent the beginning and buildup of lime scale
without taking vital substances out of the water, you have to adjust the structure of the minerals. The water softener improves this structure and takes care of this issue
with lime scale. And it that hard to install or… No! It’s very easy to do yourself in five minutes. Awesome, can we go do that now? Yes, good idea. Well, here are the controls and this is the water main and it’s installed directly after
the water main. The module goes over it, the disk behind it,
and then you pull the tie-wrap. -That’s it.
-That is all you need to do? No, it works with magnetism. So there’s no need to plug it in. Now, it will decalcify but what
happens with the lime scale in there? Because as of now,
softened water will flow through, the existing lime scale will dissolve. And, Gulio, do you have
another piece of advice? Yes, the solution for lime scale does not have to be expensive or complicated and you will also save on energy, so after a year,
you’ll have a return on your investment.
It can save up to 1000 Euros a year. So, okay. Sounds like good advice but I sure want a taste. Well, tastes just fine. Sure does.