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Limescale and…AQUA

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Let’s talk about limescale… Probably it is the number one enemy of sanitary ware, sinks, pipes and various surfaces. But what exactly is it? From a scientific point of view, limestone is a sedimentary rock. It is found dissolved in water in the form of calcium bicarbonate and arrives in our homes along with running water.

The water we use is not 100 per cent pure, it contains many diluted minerals (e.g. calcium carbonate, commonly called limestone, magnesium and others). Some are useful from a biological point of view, others are not. Or rather, they are if they remain in a small part. There is a special unit of measurement for determining the amount of limescale per litre: this is the so-called ‘hardness’ of water.

The more limescale there is, the ‘harder’ the water can be said to be. If the water evaporates, we will see a white powder deposited on the surfaces, which can be removed using special cleaning agents, e.g. limescale remover spray, which removes the residue.

Limescale is not only unsightly, but it is also capable of damaging surfaces; in addition, it has the tendency to accumulate inside pipes, clogging them and preventing the normal flow of water. This causes a decrease in efficiency and therefore an increase in energy costs, as well as an increase in maintenance and a reduction in the life of the device itself or the pipework.

To this must be added the fact that the water used for washing or drinking, once it has been treated, may contain traces of the descaling agent used.

Can limescale be removed without using chemicals? Yes, it can.

AQUA devices have the ability to permanently remove not only limescale, but sometimes also iron oxide, both of which are present in water systems. All without ever interrupting their normal operation. Consumption of detergents, acid descaling agents, soaps or shampoos is considerably reduced, as well as the costs of maintaining the systems.

AQUA also has the ability to break down biofilm and bacterial charges in the systems (e.g. legionella); the water becomes purer with organoleptic characteristics close to those of the source.

The device acts on all the water in the environment, i.e. that which passes through the pipes, but also on that present in the air in the form of water vapour. In this case there is an increase in negative ionisation which creates a healthier environment for people and also serves to eliminate odours in rooms.

It is very useful in agriculture because it makes water bioavailable to plants, thus implementing the metabolic efficiency of cultivated plants and their growth, while also increasing their pest and fungicide resistance. The physical, chemical and organoleptic characteristics of fruit and vegetables are improved, as is their post-harvest shelf life.

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