What is the purpose of a water softener?
A water softener not only removes limescale from your pipes, but also prevents rapid corrosion. As a result, the lifespan of your household appliances will be much longer. Finally, this does not change the composition or taste of your water in any way. In fact, you will always find all the minerals you need for the proper functioning of your body and for your well-being (magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, etc.). Finally, you will no longer have to constantly clean the tap in your kitchen or bathroom because of limescale. A considerable time saving!
Is it possible to clean pipes that are already clogged by use?
If the individual flat you live in did not have a water softener before, your pipes are probably dirty. Therefore, simply installing the softener will not really clean the pipes thoroughly. We therefore recommend that you set the water softener specifically for this purpose in order to clean the pipes and get back on track. For 3 to 4 weeks, set the SoluCalc to +1 bar pressure (compared to the usual 0.2 bar). This will allow a higher than normal amount of CO2 to circulate and thus dissolve the clogged limescale over time. Once the 3-4 weeks have passed, remember to return the CO2 pressure to 0.2 bar. Beyond that, it could damage your pipes. If you have any questions about pipe cleaning, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will answer your questions.
Please also note that this is a targeted solution for clogged pipes over the long term. If this is not the case, simply set your softener to the recommended pressure.