5 Problems Caused By Hard Water

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Tips, Energy Saving

Problems Caused By Hard WaterDo you know the feeling of when you get out of the shower on vacation or moved into a new home and the water just doesn't feel right? 

Hard water contains a significant quantity of dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. While hard water isn't harmful to you and your family, it is harmful to your home's system. Hard water can become a real problem, especially for new homeowners who aren't aware of what causes hard water.

Let's dig into the 5 common problems that are caused by hard water buildup. 

Hard-to-clean tubs

Any bathtub or sink in regular use will need regular cleaning to get rid of normal soap scum. Hard water prevents soap from effectively removing soap scum, which means a temporary ring around the bathtub could become a semi-permanent fixture unless you use harsh chemicals that are hard on your skin.

Dull hair

Washing your hair in hard water can cause build-up that makes it tangle easily, look dull and feel rough. In some cases, those with light blond hair have even noticed a reddish 'tint' in their hair color from the build-up!

Spotty dishes

Washing glasses and dishes in hard water can cause spots, streaks, and a cloudy film to develop. Although this is not harmful to you, they can be difficult to remove and can make your dishes look like they’re not clean. 

Plumbing Build-up

If you notice chalky deposits on the inside of your faucets, chances are there are deposits throughout your home's pipes. Over time lime scale, made up of magnesium and calcium deposits, can build up in your plumbing system and reduce the flow of water through the pipes. This issue can later become an unexpected plumbing emergency.

Fading laundry

Washing clothes in hard water can make them look dingy and feel scratchy because the minerals within the hard water react with the laundry detergent. In excessively hard water, the fabric fibers can actually break and create holes due to the amount of mineral coating.

Improve your water instantly!

 We can install a new water softener into your home's plumbing system that will improve the hardness of your water. For fast, professional, expert water softener repair, service or installation, call Donnelly’s today at 215-855-2014 or click the banner below to schedule service online.

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