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The Problem with White Scale and Buildup

Hard water is a common problem in homes from coast to coast, no matter where your water originates. Your water may even differ from your next-door neighbour’s water and your friend’s down the street. So, if you’ve been seeing white scale and buildup appear around your home, it’s likely due to hard water minerals in your water.

Hard Water Problems: White Scale and Buildup

Although there are a few problems you may notice in your home as a result of hard water, we’re focusing on one in particular – white scale, which can slow down your appliances, clog pipes, and breed bacteria.

Hard water is chock-full of minerals like calcium and magnesium, causing a crusty, white foam (white scale) to form on faucets, tubs, toilets, and appliances. Over time, these hard water deposits lead to excessive soap scum and buildup that are tough to clean – and even tougher on your appliances.

When mineral residue builds up in appliances, they are forced to work harder, requiring more soap to get the job done (oftentimes using more energy, leading to higher utility bills), until they become increasingly sluggish and eventually lose function altogether.

White scale buildup is also a breeding ground for bacteria, which may make your water taste or smell bad, and possibly even harmful to drink.

Solving the White Scale Problem

Even though there are ways to defeat white scale and buildup with a few cleaning tricks, the best and longest-lasting solution to get rid of white scale altogether is to get a water softener. A water softening system will treat the water in your entire home, so you can enjoy cleaner drinking water and better working water.

Contact your local Culligan Man to have your water tested and to find the best water softening solution for your home. 

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If you are dissatisfied with your Culligan product for any reason within 30 days of your purchase, Culligan will remove the product and refund the purchase price.

 
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