In your washing machine, an increasing amount of lime gathers over time. This damages not only the heating rod but also the washing drum, hoses and pipes. The heating rod can stop working. Hoses that have been corroded by lime can start leaking and damage your washing machine. Furthermore, lime affects your washing results: Especially with low temperatures not all traces of washing powder can be removed inside your washing machine. This can lead to mould, bacteria and finally to unpleasant smells. Similarly, other appliances suffer from lime. Often chemical water softener from the supermarket are used. Aside from the effort and costs this takes, chemical substances damage appliances and the environment on a long-term basis. Further benefits arise for dish washers, coffee machines, etc. – all appliances that are in touch with water.