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Limescale, what is it and how do you get rid of it?

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We often hear about Limescale and ways to get rid of it from our water systems and appliances, but how many of us know what limescale is and the damage it can cause?

Buying a product without truly knowing its purpose can sometimes lead to even bigger bills in the future.

So, let us have a brief look at what Limescale does, its harmful effects, and the best way to prevent its build-up in your home or office.

What is Limescale?

Limescale is the white chalky stuff you may have found on your taps and sinks or inside old homes, homes that didn’t have the benefit of today’s technology.

It is Calcium carbonate which has been broken down from hard water. Hard water is that which we receive in our taps, high in salts and other minerals. Many of which are positive to us and our bodies and others which are a little nastier.

Limescale is not physically harmful to us, but it can be frustrating. 

The effects of limescale on your home

The chalky white (or brown) stains:

Limescale builds upon water resources such as taps, showers, and toilets can give your bathrooms an aged and dirty look. Discoloration can stain your sinks and toilets creating additional expenses you don’t need.

Limescale in appliances:

Warmth and hard water are a perfect combination for destroying your home appliances. Therefore, many adverts highlight the damage done to washing machines, dishwashers, and kettles. Limescale build-up can slow down the efficiency of your appliances and completely break them down over time.

Staining of clothes and dishes is another after-effect of Limescale. A slow but corrosive substance, it’s better to prevent Limescale than to deal with the after-effects.

Build up within pipes:

One of the most frustrating issues caused by limescale is its slow build-up in your water network. This can lead to complete blockages, leaks, and the waring down for your pipe network.

Appliances and bathroom features can be replaced, but calling in plumbers for bigger problems can be even more costly and time-consuming.


How to stop limescale in its tracks (We mean pipes) 

Due to the problems posed by Limescale, there have been new and emerging ways to tackle the problem over the years and we have tried and tested many of them.

Dropson Limescale Preventers are the best way to get rid of Limescale before it can cause any damage to your systems, but who are Dropson and what does a limescale preventer do?


Dropson was founded in 2001 by a team from France and Spain. Over the years they have developed numerous limescale preventers and other equipment for water treatment. They specialise in creating devices that rid water of harmful bacteria and minerals, making our water fresher, tastier, and safer. Dropson uses EMI (Electromagnetic interference) technology to suspend calcium ions in water and extract them from the water within your system.

Dopson Limescale Preventer

The limescale preventer once installed requires no maintenance and preserves your existing plumbing network. Guaranteed for 5 years the preventer uses the same power as a 40w energy-saving lightbulb. The cost of this unit easily outweighs the cost of damages that can occur due to limescale build-up.

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