Hard water problems can be a real pain. Solving those problems can vastly improve the water quality in your home, and increase the happiness of your family.
So What is Hard Water?
Hard water is basically water containing a high mineral count. Groundwater often percolates through limestone where it picks up calcium and magnesium deposits.
Drinking water can also contain trace minerals like iron, which gets picked up from the soil, lakes and rivers – even older, corroded plumbing. In some regions, hard water may also contain manganese or aluminum.
Of course, things like calcium, magnesium and iron aren’t necessarily bad for you. In fact, they’re actually beneficial nutrients. However, hard water sediments can also carry potentially harmful bacteria along with them.
Here are eight potential problems hard water causes. Do any of them sound familiar?
- Your Water Tastes or Smells Funny
- You’re Getting Strange Stains in/on your fixtures
- You’re Constantly Cleaning Up Soap Scum
- Your Showering Experience Suffers
- Your Pipes Keep Getting Clogged
- Your Clothes Aren’t Getting Clean
- Your Family Has Skin Irritation Issues
- Your Appliances Are Wearing Out Quickly
How Water Softener and filtration Can Help:
Installing a water softener or water filtration system in your home, will fix all the concerns above.
Water softeners remove things like calcium, magnesium and iron from your water as it comes in from the source. It’s an investment that could save you headaches as well as money.
There are also other types of water conditioning products, like a reverse osmosis system, which can help eliminate potentially harmful contaminants.
If you’re ready to look into the possibility of a water softener, reverse osmosis, or a water filtration system in your home, or if you simply have questions about your options, contact us for a free in-home estimate.