The water in Sussex and Surrey is hard water. This water has a high mineral content due to the limestone and chalk the water has gone through during the water cycle.
Hard water causes limescale deposits which you may notice in your kettle as it becomes clogged up or you can see the white stains on your taps which are hard to remove. Left untreated these deposits accumulate and result in appliances working inefficiently and perhaps even prevent them from functioning at all.
It is not just household appliances however which suffer from limescale build up. The hard water passing through the pipework and drains in your property or business also deposits limescale as it flows through. These hard deposits build up over time and cause a narrowing in the pipes meaning flow is reduced. This build up of limescale may result in blockages and flooding if left untreated. The limescale deposits are incredibly hard and difficult to remove, becoming as hard as cement over time.
Help is hand. If your supply is affected by limescale deposits, Drainflow Solutions can carry out a pipe de-scaling process to remove the build up from the pipes and drains ensuring your water is free flowing again. We do this using a specialised cutting head which protects the pipe whilst scraping off the limescale deposits from the inside of the pipe. This removes the build up and we then flush the system through to remove all the debris and ensure it is completely clear.
Doing a thorough job with the jetting tool results in clean drains and pipes with reduced risk of blockages and damage to pipework. This method also lasts a long time as the deposits will take a number of years to build to this level again.