Production damage can be caused by a variety of sources, including scale, paraffin, asphaltenes, and hydrates. All of these lead to costly issues like production loss, downtime, equipment repairs, and more. Phosphonate based scale inhibitors are used to stop scale nucleation, precipitation and adherence to production conduit, completion systems and processing facilities, the three key elements susceptible to scale problems. These chemistries are both inexpensive and easily prepared. They are readily soluble in water, non-toxic and effective at low treatment concentrations particularly in controlling calcium carbonate and barium sulfate scale. Riteks offers a variety of phosphorus based scale / corrosion inhibitors that are highly effective in a variety of conditions.