Magnets and hard water…
11 Jul 2019
I recently wrote about the advantage of adding vinegar to your washing up liquid if you really want your glassware to look cleaner (►►►). But since writing I have found out a little more about how hard water can affect the things that we use it for. From what I understand the minerals in the water that come through our taps has a harsh effect when it gets into our boilers, washing machines and dishwashers, resulting in the demise of such appliances occurring a lot sooner .
Apparently, Lewisham and London in general, have a real hard water problem and there are two significant ways of dealing with it.
The first is to get a bit of equipment which will soften the water chemically, while the second is all about magnets. I cannot say that I know exactly how it all works but I spent about £60.00 on a water descaling magnet and there is a definite difference when I wash up these days. I then began to look for a way to work out if the device I bought is really working well and found the video that I have asked LPG to add to my post, and having tried the test I have to say magnets appear to be the way forward.
Please find a link to the video that GD was referring to below
LPG has also found some related information