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Removing Limescale & Softening Hard Water

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Over 70% of the water supply in Ireland is hard water, so dealing with limescale is an issue in many Irish homes. Here we explain how you can easily remove and prevent limescale in your home and deal with hard water problems.

What is Limescale?

LLimescale on tapimescale is a hard white crust that forms inside kettles or on taps in hard water areas. This residue is left behind when hard water is left to stand and evaporate. Soft water contains fewer impurities than hard water because it runs through rock such as granite or slate, while hard water runs through porous rock such as chalk and limestone, picking up minerals that form limescale. When hard water is heated or left to stand, the dissolved minerals in the water solidify and form limescale.

Shower headWhy You Should Remove Limescale

Limescale can cause problems in a number of areas in your home, from minor to major issues.

Here are a few typical problems caused by hard water and limescale:
  • Blocked heating pipes, shower heads and taps.
  • Loss of water pressure due to reduced pipe diameter.
  • Bacterial growth in drinking water pipes.
  • Frequent repairs or replacement of household appliances such as kettles and washing machines.
  • Replacement of heating pipes.
  • Irritation of sensitive skin.
  • Dry and dull hair.
  • Loss of energy in the hot water systems and increased heating costs.
  • Less effective detergents, resulting in clothes that look dirty even after being washed.
  • White residue and dull surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen.

Cleaning with lemonHow to Remove & Prevent Limescale

Limescale can be stubborn to remove but with our tips and a little elbow grease, it can be done. We’ve also included some prevention tips below, because dealing with hard water before limescale becomes an issue is the best option.
  • Limescale can be dissolved with a range of mildly acidic items you can find in your home, such as lemon juice and vinegar. Use lemon juice to remove limescale from a shower head, taps, tiles and smooth surfaces. Not only will this remove the limescale but it will also leave your bathroom or kitchen smelling fresh and clean.
  • Remove limescale from your kettle by using a half cup of white vinegar and a half cup of water. Bring the solution to a boil and leave it to sit in the kettle overnight. The next morning, the limescale will rinse away. Depending on the hardness of your water, this may need to be done once a week to keep your kettle running efficiently.
  • For your washing machine, use a non-precipitating softener tablet. This will prevent limescale blocking the internal workings of your machine. It will also help the detergent clean clothes more efficiently.
  • For your pipes you can use a magnetic descaler, which is a clever device that clamps onto the outside of pipework. The magnetic field alters the characteristics of the minerals in the water, making them lose their ability to adhere to pipes and form limescale.
  • Water softenerCarbon water filters in taps and jugs use carbon to soften water. Tap filters can be fitted directly under a tap to supply fresh, clean drinking water.
  • For central heating systems, the addition of a chemical inhibitor specially designed for central heating systems will prevent limescale.
  • For a more permanent solution to hard water problems and limescale, consider purchasing a water softener. These softeners do not remove the minerals that cause hardness in water but do prevent them from adhering to surfaces. These softeners can be installed in the main water supply, therefore protecting your whole home.

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Why all Cafes, Restaurants and Bars need RObust


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The Importance of Water Quality in the HoReCa Industry

If you own a cafe, restaurant or bar, then the quality of your water is paramount. It’s involved in just about every aspect of your business. Obviously, water is used for creating beverages; coffee, tea, soda or just a simple glass of water. It’s used for cooking, involved in numerous dishes to one degree or another. Water is also a necessity for cleaning glassware, crockery and cooking equipment. It’s even used in less obvious applications such as creating ice for drinks.

For bars, restaurants and cafes, you have no business without water.

Why all Cafes, Restaurants and Bars need RObust

Does Water Taste Really Matter?

There are two major factors that will effect any HoReCa business when it comes to water. The first and most obvious, is taste.

Cup of CoffeeIt would be fair to assume that the taste of water is not strictly that important. After all, you’re likely to not be serving simply “a glass of water” as your main offering. Instead, you’ll be using water for an array of different beverages, from hot drinks such as tea and coffee, to cold drinks such as soda. Water is often used in cocktails and other alcoholic drinks as well. All of these examples tend to be adding their own flavours, so you would be forgiven for thinking that ultimately, a little taste to the water will easily be disguised by whatever it is you’re creating with it. Even a simple cordial will mostly taste of the flavour it’s supposed to be.

Of course, that’s not the case. If your business is a bar, a cafe, a restaurant, a juice bar, a dessert shop, or whatever it may be, it is safe to assume that you have some pride in the products that you sell. If you are going to serve someone a drink, surely you’ll want it to be the best it can be. Not only will it help with customer satisfaction, it will give you an edge over your competitors and their (dare we say, inferior?) product. It may not seem it, but the quality of your water can have a very large impact on the quality of your final product.

If that’s not convincing enough, let’s take one of the most popular drinks in the world and dig a little deeper.

The Science behind a Cup of Coffee

We’re going to concentrate on the effects of water on the brewing of a cup of coffee. There is a lot of thought and research put into the roasting of the beans themselves, however we’re mainly interested in what happens in the final stages of preparing a cup of coffee.

A coffee bean has various characteristics depending on the roasting level and type of coffee bean. However, what you ultimately want is to extract all the best parts of the coffee bean for maximum flavour. There are three important components within water that have a direct effect on this. They are;

>> Magnesium

>> Calcium

>> Hydro-Carbonates.

These, at the correct levels in water, can mean the difference between a bland and forgettable cup of coffee, and the best coffee in town.

Magnesium extracts the substances from a coffee bean that give the coffee it’s taste characteristics. It is seven times better than Calcium at doing this, and added bonus; it doesn’t cause “scale.” You know when people refer to the “fruity notes” in a cup of coffee? It’s the Magnesium that brings those “notes” out.

Calcium aids in the extraction process, but it also helps with the sweetness and density (or “body”) of the coffee. You want to keep the levels of calcium low however, as at higher concentration, it can cause scale.

Finally, Hydro-Carbonates balance the acidity of the coffee and help to neutralise the bitterness caused by the unwanted acids in a coffee bean.

Cup of Coffee and Coffee Beans

Unsurprisingly, mains water hasn’t really considered the perfect blend of these components within the water supply in order to create a perfect cup of coffee. The main focus of mains water is to ensure the water is safe to consume. That’s why water has chlorine in it; to help fight off bacteria. Otherwise, all other components (magnesium, nitrates, calcium, sodium, etc.) are simply kept to acceptable levels.

If Magnesium, Calcium and Hydro-Carbonates are having such a significant effect on brewing a cup of coffee, imagine what everything else in your water supply is doing to it. Imagine just how detrimental it can be to the process and how drastically it can effect the taste of the final product.

The Persistent Curse of Water Hardness

Limescale on GlassThe second most important aspect of water for HoReCa businesses is the hardness. Water hardness is a persistent problem that can cause all kinds of problems.

The first and most well known issue of water hardness is that it causes limescale. If you have particularly hard water (sorry, all you folks down in the south of England. The water basically comes out the tap as a wet rock down there!), expect to see hard, crusty white/green build-up around your faucets, sinkholes and anywhere else water touches. This also has the added unwanted effect of dulling glassware, causing scratches and build-up. Any pots, pans, kettles, and metal utensils such as spatulas and mixers will also suffer the same fate. Chances are you use some form of glass wash, or dishwasher. If you’re a coffee shop, you undoubtedly have some very sophisticated coffee making appliances too. Limescale will ruin those too, resulting in maintenance call outs, repairs and eventual replacements.

Let’s not get started on what it does to your pipes!

Limescale also has a nasty habit of turning up in beverages. Have you ever had a cup of tea or perhaps even a simple glass of water and noticed that floating on the top are tiny bits of, what seems like, film? Semi-translucent, unsightly little “bits” floating on the surface. That’s scale.

So, if you’re not treating your water properly, you now have sub-par tasting food and drink, that might have off-putting contaminants floating in them and all your equipment, machinery and utensils are getting ruined.

How to Treat Water for Cafes, Bars & Restaurants

Ideally, you want the best quality water for taste, making sure it’s still safe to consume and no hardness.

The RObust range from Ecosoft does all of this. They were specifically designed with the HoReCa industry in mind. The RObust models are Reverse Osmosis units, which means the water is essentially forced through a filter, removing all the unwanted contaminants from the water. This leaves you with purified water that’s safe to drink. The RObust units also have pre-treatment and post-treatment in the form of various filters that help balance the other components in the water that you want.

Most other forms of purifying water tend to add sodium to the water. This is due to the way most medias work (through something called ion-exchange). The bad news for HoReCa businesses of course, is that adding sodium to your water is really not something you want at all. The other alternative requires a sacrificial media which you have to continually pay to have replaced. Again, not ideal.

RObust reverse osmosis units don’t add any sodium at all and have no sacrificial media. In the case of the RObust Pro, it’s even capable of balancing the exact levels of various water components so that it is within the margin for producing ideal beverages (remember the magnesium, calcium and hydro-carbonate from earlier?)

RObust is made for restaurants, kitchens, bars, cafes and hotels. Even its size has been considered, packing a powerful bit of water treatment kit into a compact space. It will fit under kitchen sinks, slip into gaps near other plumbing, nestle in besides coffee machines, and the design is such that it won’t look out of place even if it’s in view of your customers.

Indeed, in the case of one such cafe, they back-lit it and made it pride of place!

Robust Pro BacklitRobust Pro Backlit in Counter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only upkeep costs to the RObust range is the need to replace the membranes in the filters as and when that occurs, the cost of which is negligible. The RObust units are able to tell you when their membranes are due to be changed and in the case of the RObust 1500, a built in LED light display will change colour to make it clear that you need to do something.

Demand for RObust is Growing

RObust has been steadily making its way into coffee houses, restaurants, pubs and kitchens all over Europe. In fact, it’s highly likely you’ve been to a restaurant or cafe and had a drink using water from a RObust. As mentioned, they are perfect for the HoReCa industry and if you have a restaurant, bar or cafe without one installed, then you definitely should give us a call. You’re missing out.

Here’s a whole gallery of HoReCa businesses who have RObust units installed.

First, a coffee shop kitchen with a RObust 1000 providing water for coffee production. The unit is easily installed and nestled nicely under the sink.

Coffee shop under sink RObust 1000 Coffee shop under sink RObust 1000

 

A RObust 1500 installed in a restaurant kitchen. The water is used for producing food and beverages. Note the LED light showing that the RObust 1500 is functioning normally. When this light changes colour, it becomes obvious that attention is needed.

Restaurant Kitchen RObust 1500 for beverages and cooking Restaurant Kitchen RObust 1500 for beverages and cooking

 

A RObust 1000 installed next to a coffee machine. Compact in design and stylish enough to not be an eyesore.

Restaurant Coffee Machine and RObust 1000 Restaurant Coffee Machine and RObust 1000

 

Below are a RObust 3000 installed in a Steakhouse for beverages and cooking, a RObust 1000 at a Wellness Spa Restaurant and a RObust 1000 installed in a cafe under a sink. As can be seen, these things will fit just about anywhere.

Steakhouse RObust 3000 for cooking and drinking Wellness Spa Restaurant RObust 1000 Cafe under sink RObust 1000

 

A Robust 1000 installed in a Pizzeria for cooking and drinks preparation, a RObust 1500 in a cafe for drinks and desserts and a RObust 1000 in a cafe nestled neatly into an available gap beneath the sink.

RObust 1000 for cooking and drinking Pizzeria RObust 1500 desserts and Beverages Cafe RObust 1000 in cafe for coffee and beverages

How Do I Get a RObust Machine?

Fortunately for you this is the easy bit. We’re an experienced supplier of RObust models and we’ll be more than happy to recommend the right model for you.

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