How Water Softeners Help
Water softeners replace the hardness minerals in water which cause limescale with sodium, this is done through a process of ion exchange. As water is passed through the ion exchange resin in the softener, it captures the calcium and magnesium ions as they pass and releases the sodium ions.
Softened water will remove all the existing built up scale from your plumbing work and keep it that way, which leaves you to enjoy the saving on your heating bills.
The benefits of scale free water are most obvious in the kitchen with hard work and harsh cleaning products a thing of the past. A quick wipe over will leave your kitchen sparkling and any existing lime scale build-up on your kitchen appliances will be removed for good and the elements in your kettle and dishwasher will shining like new for years longer.