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Water Softeners and Drinking Water Filter Systems

minimaxWe have specialised in supplying and fitting Water Softeners and Drinking Water Filters to both the Domestic & Commercial market for over 40 years.
Being an independant business we are able to offer you the water softener and/or filter that is best for you.
Water Softeners have been available in this country for over 100 years, and have been used widely in industry throughout this period, however domestic water softeners have been for many years wrongly considered a luxury


How can we solve your hard water problems?

In the first instance we offer you a no-obligation demonstration of just how hard your water is, and that no matter how much detergent etc you use the problems of hard water remain just the same.
We will show you how having a water softener will save you money.
Secondly, we will show you the most advanced range of water softeners available and show you how you will benefit from having a water softener and drinking water filter installed in your home or business.

Hard water costs you hard cash!!
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Hard water is water that contains dissolved chalk, lime and other materials. Rainwater is naturally soft, but as it percolates through chalk and limestone it dissolves and collects these materials. Rainwater which falls on hard rock remains naturally soft.
More than 60% of us suffer from the effects of hard water. Due to the complexity of water supply systems, the map and notes can only give an indication of the likelyhardness of the water in different parts of the uk.
Precise information on the hardness of individual supplies is available from your local water supplier customer information service unit or helplines.
The water for some Northern cities is supplied from naturally soft water reservoirs in Wales & the Lake District

ImageMap showing the areas of Hard Water in the UK!

Northern Ireland northern division – soft to moderately soft.
Eastern division – soft to slightly hard.
Southern division – soft to very hard.
Western division – soft to moderately hard.
Scotland supplies – soft to various levels of hardness with the majority being in the soft to moderately soft category.
Precise information on the hardness of individual supplies is available from your local water supplier customer information service unit or helplines . The water for some Northern cities is supplied from naturally soft water reservoirs in Wales & the Lake District.
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Picture 7 Scale, scum and tidemarks

Scale scum and tidemarks around the baths and basins. The minerals contained in the hard water settle out as an unsightly deposit of hardness scale whenever the water is heated, or when cold standing water evaporates.
Examples of these are: Blocked shower heads, Scaled kettle elements etc and premature failure of water heaters. Water hardness also makes it difficult to get a good lather, so more detergents are required for washing. Even after washing, cloths can be left grey and dingy, and dishes and glasses dull or smeared.

Image-34Scale deposits itself on all water heating elements, causing reduced efficiency and higher fuel bills. Clogging up of pipework and premature failure of water heaters and increased maintenance costs.
Also causing unsightly “water marks” on cutlery, crockery and glasses .

Water conditioning

Image-39Water conditioning, i.e. softening and/or filtration, involves the neutralization or removal of undesired particles in the water. This provides quality water for your particular use..
This pipe fitting was only 2 years old before it became blocked with scale. An average hard water home builds up one sixteenth of an inch of scale per year!

Remember. You have to heat the scale before you can heat the water !