Water hardness is a double-edged sword. Our bodies depend on it for proper bone formation, among other benefits. However, the effects of hard water on equipment and the piping system can be debilitating.
Professionals recommend that you retain the compounds of calcium/magnesium below 120mg/L. This way, you can enjoy the benefits of hard water as you keep the undesirable effects at bay. So how do you meet this threshold?
The simplest way would be to turn to commercial water treatment. Don’t worry if you are unfamiliar with it.
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One of the most common tell-tale signs is a drop in the pressure in your system. This will manifest itself in a variety of ways. For instance, you start noticing that you can't run multiple taps and appliances simultaneously.
Hard water deposits limescale within the piping system. The deposits drag the flow of water inside the pipes, reducing pressure. If the situation escalates, the limescale buildup will block the entire system, leading to expensive repairs.
A sudden jump in your energy bills could also result from limescale buildup in your heating system. The buildup forms an insulation layer between the heating elements and water. This forces the system to work harder and longer to heat your water.
The above two signs are leading indicators of the need for a water treatment process. Yet, it's easy to miss them, especially if you aren't a professional. However, ignoring the visible deposits on various items is almost impossible.
The deposits stain faucets, sinks, shower heads, and other equipment that interact with the hard water. Your water is moderately hard at best if you start seeing these deposits. They are the strongest indicator that you need to consider water cleaning requirements.
Many options are available to treat water hardness on a commercial scale. The Ion exchange technique relies on sodium or potassium to soften the water. During the process, the potassium or sodium ions replace the ions in magnesium or calcium.
The resulting compound is insoluble. Thus, it's possible to remove it by a physical means to make the water soft. If you don't want to soften the water, you can use a water conditioner.
The former has a conditioning media for changing the composition of the hardness mineral ions. Doing so averts the formation of limescale in your system.
Hard water can destroy your piping system and equipment when the limescale gets out of control. Imagine the cost you'll have to shoulder when replacing these items. Perhaps it's time to ask a commercial water treatment professional for help.
Aqualite will send a technician to test the water at your premises. Then the technician will discuss the results with you to find the solution that matches your needs. Contact us today for your custom commercial hard water treatment solution.
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