Limescale Check – Some types of calcium and salts in water settle and accumulate in equipment and pipes. A factor that accelerates the accumulation of scale are changes in temperature. Scale is not harmful to health but it destroys valuable equipment and causes problems in pipes.
Scale problems are measured according to the degree of hardness in the water (a product of the calcium and magnesium in the water).
Limescale is the hard, off-white, chalky deposit found in kettles, hot-water boilers and the inside of inadequately maintained hot-water central heating systems. Also found as a similar deposit on the inner surface of old pipes and surfaces where ‘hard water’ has evaporated.
These types of limescale differ slightly due to their origins. The type found deposited on the heating elements of water heaters etc. has a main component of calcium carbonate, precipitated out of the (hot) water. Hard water contains calcium (and often magnesium) bicarbonate and/or similar salts.
Corrosion has many serious economic, health, safety, technological, and cultural consequences to our society. Get a Limescale Check if you think you have any issues with limescale in your water.