HOW TO PREVENT LIMESCALE BUILDUP: CALCIFICATION

Calcification in terms of hot water heating systems can be problematic. Limescale is a hard, stone-like, chalky substance which collects within hot water systems due to the presence of calcium carbonate deposits, discovered in ‘hard water’.

With British weather, it’s no secret we have a lot of rain downpour. Rain plays a major part in calcification, as it slowly percolates through the soil, continues to break-down and dissolves calcium & magnesium, which is then transported through your pressure washers hot water system.

HOW DOES CALCIFICATION AFFECT MY PRESSURE WASHER?

These deposits, if neglected, proceed to crystallise into chunks of calcite which establish on the surface of the system, causing a number of functional issues. Calcification is the accumulation of limescale that can occur on all types of pipe and tank material. The development of Limescale has a number of consequences for hot water systems:

  • Limescale within pressure washer system acts as an insulator, therefore, slows the transfer of heat from the heating element to the water. Wasting time and reducing energy efficiency.
  • Can cause heating elements to fail prematurely.
  • Calcification reduces the rate of water coming through pipe system, meaning the pressure of your machine will drop.
  • It can affect components within the unit such as; pump, valves, seals, spray nozzles. Impacting the safety performance of the machine.

HOW TO PREVENT MY PRESSURE WASHER FROM LIMESCALE AND CALCIFICATION?

Aqua Blast Systems advise and recommend to all our customer pre-sale to purchase along-side your machine Karcher RM110 Chemical, which prevents limescale deposits in hot water high-pressure cleaners. The new formula offers improved protection against the build-up of limescale in heater coil systems (up to 150 °C) as well as integral corrosion protection for all HDS machine components that come into contact with water.

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