Rich in calcium and magnesium, the limestone naturally present in the water you drink every day is beneficial for your health. But having too much of it in the water you use every day in your home can have some downsides. This is why there are different ways to filter limestone, adapted to your needs and which do not require major plumbing work.
What is the advantage and inconvenient of limestone?
The limestone present in the water you drink provides your body with an important supply of mineral salts, in particular calcium and magnesium. This essential contribution is beneficial for both bones and joints. Drinking calcium-rich water allows you to cover most of your daily needs. Regardless of the hardness of the water you consume, your body retains only the necessary amount of limescale and naturally eliminates the excess.
But if it is good for your body, limestone is less so for your home, your hair and your skin. Water that is too hard, i.e. with too high a concentration of limestone, can indeed have bothersome effects. Over time, limestone settles in your pipes, causing sometimes significant scale deposits. These deposits can hinder the flow of water in your pipes, sometimes going so far as to cause blockages and malfunctions.
Similarly, water that is too hard can scale your household appliances such as your water heater, your washing machine, your dishwasher, or your coffee maker, for example. The effects of too hard water are also felt on the skin and hair. Shower after shower, unfiltered water can irritate skin and make hair dry and dull.
Filtering lime from your water: different systems for different uses
Fortunately, to eliminate the inconvenience associated with the use of water that is too rich in limestone, there are various filtering systems that are simple to install and use on a daily basis and adapted to your needs. It's up to you to choose the system that's right for you!
Limescale filters for the shower and bath
This type of filter combines the action of 6 natural filtering and purifying compounds for water free of 99% of its impurities and limestone. Designed to adapt to all types of bathroom, this anti-limescale shower filter is installed in a few moments, and requires no tools or special plumbing work. For lasting effectiveness shower after shower, it is advisable to change your filter once a year.
• Limescale filters for household appliances
It is under the effect of heat that limestone turns into scale which gradually clogs your pipes and pipes. This type of filter therefore eliminates limescale from the water circulating in your pipes and used in your household appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, water heater, etc.). This limescale filter is contained in a simple cartridge with standard dimensions and suitable for all types of household appliances. And to make your machines with complete peace of mind, all you have to do is change your cartridge every year.
• Anti-limestone filters under the sink
To benefit from lime-free water directly at the tap, simply install a filter under your sink. This will prevent the formation of limescale deposits on your pans, coffee makers, kettles, etc. This system is also ideal if you want to drink lime-free and purified water directly from the tap. For optimal efficiency, remember to change your cartridge at least once a year.
• Domestic reverse osmosis
It is the most complete water purification and filtering system available. With 3, 5 or even 6 levels of filtration, the reverse osmosis unit consists of several filters whose specific and targeted actions are natural and complementary. In addition to eliminating impurities, pollution, chemicals and various and varied contaminants, the reverse osmosis unit therefore has an anti-limestone filter specially designed to eliminate limescale and thus avoid problems related to too hard water. Easy to install, it requires little maintenance. All you have to do is change the different filters according to the frequency recommended for each type of filter (every year for the anti-limestone filter).
• The water softener- Pre-treatment of whole house water filter
This water treatment system uses a natural process based on an ion exchange resin. Such as r. The resin targets the calcium and magnesium ions contained in the water passing through it and transforms them into sodium ions. The softener thus makes it possible to transform hard water, that is to say water with a high concentration of limestone, into so-called soft water before it comes out of your taps. An annual maintenance allows you to change the filter and disinfect the resin if necessary.
• The domestic water distiller
The home water distiller effectively purifies water by bringing it to a boil quickly. Under the heat, the water evaporates leaving the impurities in the tank and is then collected by condensation. Once cooled, it can be used and eaten. To ensure the proper functioning of the device and its lifespan, it should be cleaned regularly, depending on the frequency of use. However, this process does not allow water treatment in large quantities. Due to the small size of the domestic distillers available on the market, their use is ultimately quite limited on a daily basis.
• The filter carafe
Equipped with an integrated filter, the filter jug allows you to filter the water you pour into it before serving. Like the home water distiller, however, it only offers limited use for water consumption and only treats a small volume of water at a time. And just like the distiller, it must be cleaned regularly and its filter must be changed at regular intervals depending on how you use your carafe (the frequency may vary from one model to another).