Tankless (on-demand) water heaters have been growing in popularity over recent years. However, they do come with their own set of challenges and maintenance costs which can be exacerbated by hard water. Hard water mineral deposits can completely destroy a tankless water heater in matter of months, They therefore require regular flushes with descaling chemicals to prevent mineral build up which will otherwise block the water lines and make the water heater inoperable.
The partner in a San Diego, California based plumbing company has seen an increase in the use of tankless water heaters in residential and commercial applications. Having installed a tankless water heater himself at his home six years ago he readily admits the irony that, as a plumber, he was then guilty of not following the maintenance schedule to regularly flush and descale his own system!
Living in a hard water area (analysis of the water hardness at his home showed levels of 280 ppm/16.3 gpg) and after researching and seeing the results being obtained by using the Sidon IntegroTM technology, he decided to install a system at his home in order to remove existing scale build up in his tankless water heater and throughout his cold water system and also to prevent any future build-up.