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How Many Hard Water Problems Do You Have?

7 December, 2017 (18:04) | Hard Water Solutions, Water Softeners | By: admin

The top hard water problem in the North County area is scale. Scale is one of the most serious problems caused by mineral deposits in hard water. Scale is a by-product of water hardness that can put many water-using appliances out of service. It clogs hot water pipes and can sharply reduce the heating efficiency of a water heater and other household appliances and fixtures.

Another common problem with hard water is the way it interacts with soaps and detergents. For the homemaker, water hardness makes home cleaning operations more difficult. Hard water leaves spots and streaks on glassware and dishes. Ever wonder why you get ugly soap scum rings in the bathtub? Hard water is the culprit, and it is hard to clean off.

In the laundry, hard water leaves soap curd and detergent deposits on fabrics. This dulls colors and gives a grey or yellow appearance to white fabrics. Also, hard water soap curd clings to fabric fibers, causing threads to become brittle and shortening the life of the material.

Besides scale, the buildup of sludge can cause issues with your pipes. Sludge and scale forms to places you can’t see, like your water heater and dishwasher. Hard water can decrease the working life of water-using appliances by up to 50%, causing the need to seek out replacement appliances much sooner.

Hard water is water that has a high mineral content. It’s a natural result of minerals like calcium and magnesium accumulating during the water cycle, and it can happen with well water and even city water. The more calcium and magnesium dissolved in the water, the harder the water becomes. Therefore, certain cities and counties within the same state can have varying degrees of water hardness.

If you think your home has hard water, it is time to find the right appliance for your home. 85% of American homes have hard water and you need to start treating it in your home. It will save the life of your pipes and appliances for years to come.

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