affects around 60 per cent of homes in England and Wales.
It can damage household appliances,
add to heating bills and increase the cost of soap and
washing powders, as well as leaving unsightly scale
and scum throughout the house.
We can deal with hard water and the
effect it has on our day-to-day lives in a number of
different ways. But before we can decide which one of
these is best for any given situation, we need to understand
what hard water is, why it occurs and what can be done
to neutralise it.