The Hampshire town of Basingstoke straddles a valley which channels the stunning River Loddon. Basingstoke is littered with roundabouts, lending it the name ‘doughnut town’, and is often mistaken for a new town. Basingstoke is in fact an old market town mentioned in the Domesday book, although it was extensively expanded in the 1960s. Basingstoke has grown from a bustling market town to a thriving economic centre in which can be found headquarters for a multitude of large companies.
Basingstoke is built on a bed of Cretaceous chalk, otherwise known as calcium carbonate, which causes an interesting set of problems for the area. Hard water is formed when the calcium carbonate found in chalk rocks makes its way into the area’s water supply. The mineral ions in this hard water come out of solution when it enters the pipe systems of appliances such as dish washers and washing machines, thus causing blocked water inlets and stuck mechanisms. These deposits also vastly reduce the energy efficiency of the devices by forcing pumps and heating elements to work harder, thus using more electricity. This not only releases more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, it can cause energy bills to peak, thus wasting money which could be better spent on other things.
If you’ve been thinking that the only way to solve this problem is to continually replace expensive appliances, you’d be wrong. The easiest way to eliminate the problems associated with hard water is to install a hard water softener in Basingstoke. These devices save you precious time de-scaling drains with costly drain cleaners, and can even make your appliances last longer. Our qualified team of water softener installers are in Basingstoke to help, so why not call us today to book your free survey? You’ll be glad you did!
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