Hard Water

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  • Created on: 18-05-12 14:06

Hard Water

Hard water problems:

  • Won't easily lather with soap - you get scum, so more soap needed
  • Forms furring or scale on the insides of pipes, boilers and kettles - this can reduce efficiency of heating systems - may need to be replaced
  • Scale is a bit of a thermal insulator  - a kettle will take longer to boil, less efficient
  • It can cause scum on the surface of your tea

Why is hard water hard

  • Contains calcium and magnesium ions
  • Because of types of rocks in area…


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