Check Your Plumbing For Hard Water

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January 4, 2017
Check Your Plumbing For Hard Water

Check Your Plumbing For Hard Water

If you have not had to deal with hard water in your home before that is quite fortunate. It is more of a problem in some areas than others though if you have experienced this at all it can become quite a frustrating plumbing problem for several reasons.

When you find an unusually high mineral count in your tap water it is known as hard water. Depending on where you live, different geographical features such as layers of limestone have groundwater that bubbles up through them and picks up small traces of this mineral which makes its way into the local water supply.

This can make tap water less useful for washing and not as enjoyable to drink from the tap. It can also cause damage to your home plumbing, however, if you follow these tips you can know the signs and do something about it.

You will notice that hard water causes it to be difficult to remove laundry detergent from clothing during the rinse cycle. It can also dull the bright colors of clothing before it would otherwise. Clothing washed with hard water can also feel stiff and scratchy compared to washing with softer water.

Hard water is often the cause of dry or itchy skin because the soapy film residue that is left behind after showering causes skin problems. It can also make it a challenge to work up a soapy lather in the shower as well as rinse it away.

You will notice that hard water creates spots on your dishes because it is harder to rinse the detergent and soap away. And it can be a challenge whether you are using a dishwasher or washing the dishes by hand. The hard water will be noticeable after a dishwasher rinse cycle and you will notice spots or streaks when soap is left behind after a manual wash due to the soap that is left behind on the dishes.

Hard water allows soap to stick to your dishes easier but it will also stick to your shower curtain, bathtub, and tiles easier. This will naturally occur if you have soft water as well but it is quite a lot noticeably faster when hard water is an issue.

It can be said that trace amounts of the some of the minerals found in hard water can be healthy but at the same time it can cause your tap water to taste sour, metallic, or sulfuric. The mineral deposits in hard water build up and cause damage to every type of appliance it touches such as your washing machine, dishwasher, ice maker, and hot water heater.

For help installing a water softener system in your household give an expert a phone call for professional plumbing. You will save money in the long run as well as enjoy much better-tasting tap water all year around. Give us a call today!


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