Dealing With Hard Water:
Solutions and Treatments

Lime scale and water hardness are highly undesirable, which is why many homeowners rely on Groupe Ilqueau to tackle the negative effects of hard water in their everyday lives. With a 99% satisfaction rate, you can be confident you won't be disappointed!

The Consequences of
Hard Water

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Hard water presents numerous issues. First, it leaves an unwelcome metallic taste in the mouth. People with sensitive skin will also be impacted by limescale in the water, as hard water is less effective at hydrating the skin, leading to itching and other irritations.

Household appliances, too, suffer from hard water, which can shorten their lifespan. Calcium carbonate deposits affect the efficiency of hot water supply systems, resulting in increased energy consumption, which is never ideal. Additionally, hard water requires a higher consumption of detergents, affecting both your budget and the environment. Plumbing can also be damaged by hard water, with some pipes becoming clogged over time.
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Hard Water Treatment:
A Solution for Water Hardness

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Thankfully, Groupe Ilqueau has a solution to eliminate hard water in your home: the Kinetico water softener. Why is this system the best choice? For one, its non-programmable operation prevents water waste and the unnecessary use of regenerating salt.

That’s not all! The Kinetico system’s high flow rate enables multiple appliances to be used simultaneously. Equipped with Overdrive Technology, it ensures superior treatment capacity. Need to do laundry while someone is showering? No problem, and no time wasted!

Always striving to provide a service tailored to our clients’ needs, the system is adapted according to the specific characteristics of the water, resulting in an even more satisfactory performance that consumers appreciate.

Furthermore, as hard water is a persistent issue, the Kinetico system is always in service, thanks to its two tanks.

Get in Touch with a
Groupe Ilqueau Specialist

How can you permanently resolve your hard water issue? The answer is simple: contact a water treatment specialist at Groupe Ilqueau. They will use their expertise to find a solution tailored to your needs and budget, including understanding the water hardness scale and providing the best hard water treatment for you.

FAQ about Hard Water Problems

Hard water is water with a high concentration of minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium. It typically happens when water flows through limestone, chalk, or gypsum beds, picking up these minerals. You’ll often find hard water in areas with high mineral content in the soil and bedrock. While it’s not a health hazard, hard water can be a nuisance in daily life, like making it tough for soap to lather and leaving scale buildup on your fixtures and appliances.

Look out for telltale signs of hard water, like white scale deposits on your faucets and in your tub or shower. If your soap doesn’t lather well or your dishes come out of the dishwasher spotty, those are clues too. For a surefire way to tell, a hard water test kit from your local hardware store will do the trick. It measures the mineral concentration in your water.

Drinking hard water is generally safe. It can actually be a source of essential minerals like calcium and magnesium. But, if you have sensitive skin or hair, hard water might irritate it. Some folks also notice a different taste when drinking hard water, but it comes down to personal preference.

Hard water can be tough on your home appliances and plumbing. The minerals in the water build up inside pipes, decreasing flow and putting extra pressure on your plumbing. In appliances like water heaters and dishwashers, this buildup reduces efficiency and shortens their lifespan, leading to more frequent repairs and replacements.

You’ve got a few choices when it comes to handling hard water. A popular one is a water softener, which uses an ion exchange process to remove calcium and magnesium. If you’re looking for something different, there are magnetic or electronic conditioners that change the minerals’ structure, making them less likely to cause buildup. The best option depends on how severe your hard water issue is and your preferences regarding upkeep and cost.

Maintaining a water softener is pretty straightforward but necessary for it to work well. You’ll need to regularly refill the salt for ion exchange and clean the tank now and then. Following the manufacturer’s maintenance guidelines is key, and it’s a good idea to have a professional check it out periodically to make sure everything’s running smoothly.

Softened water brings several perks. It can extend the life of your appliances by preventing scale buildup. It’s also better for cleaning, allowing soaps and detergents to lather up and rinse off more easily, which can be great for your skin and hair. Plus, softened water can cut down on your energy bills by making water heaters more efficient and reducing the cost of heating water.

Groupe Ilqueau has a variety of solutions for hard water problems. We start by testing the water in your home to figure out how hard it is and then recommend the best approach. Our lineup includes top-notch water softeners and alternative systems for those looking for a salt-free option. Plus, we provide expert installation and maintenance services to keep your systems in tip-top shape, ensuring your appliances and plumbing last longer and perform better. Contact us today!

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