Calcareous (Hard) tap water
Too much lime in the water changes its taste and makes glass, tile and sink surfaces spotty and unsightly.
Calcification costs energy
For example, a heat exchanger becomes less efficient with calcification and, over time, more and more energy is needed.
Limescale forms spots on fittings and tiles
Limescale can form white spots, sometimes even crusts on bathroom surfaces. This is not just visually unappealing, but also a hygiene issue.
Lime deposits provide an ideal breeding ground for bacteria like Legionella
Limescale is optimal for the formation of a biofilm. The risk of water system contamination increases with greater levels of calcification.
Hard water just doesn’t taste good
If the calcium content in drinking water is too high, the water has an intense flavor. Even the taste of tea and coffee will be affected.