Water containing excessive amounts of dissolved calcium, magnesium, iron, and other compounds is called hard water. While it isn’t harmful to consume, and most people can use it safely for everyday tasks like cooking or bathing, it does cause several problems. Simple Water Softeners has worked in this industry for a long time and has seen the impact of hard water. Here’s a look at the issues it can cause:
- Hard Water Deposits
Hard water spots and film will build up very quickly in San Antonio and surrounding areas. The shower doors, dishwasher, dishes will begin to develop a white film, Faucets, showerheads will actually become clogged up.
- Unpleasant Taste
Hard water doesn’t taste as refreshing and clean as its counterpart. You can taste the chlorine and other substances in the water if it isn’t purified through a carbon filter. Hard water also has a sharp metallic taste due to all of the metal compounds present in it. Substances like mercury, copper, iron, lead, and even arsenic can ruin the water’s taste enough to make the drinking experience unpleasant and alter the taste of your meals.
- Problems with Laundry
Washing clothes with hard water can be difficult. Most detergents don’t dissolve entirely or lather well in this water, which means they don’t penetrate the clothes sufficiently to remove stains or odors. Hard water also leaves behind patches and white stains on clothes that can compromise their appearance significantly.
- Washing Dishes
Washing dishes can also be challenging if your home receives hard water. Dishwashing soaps don’t react well to the compound, and the cleaning is less efficient. You will also notice some patches and stains on the utensils even after they have been rinsed well. This can ruin your more delicate ceramics and dishes.
- Bathroom and Toilet Fixtures
Hard water causes damage to the bathroom and toilet fixtures like bathtubs, sinks, showerheads, and commodes. It can leave limescale deposits on the fixtures, which can be difficult to clean and even cause damage over the long term. People that have hard water in their homes are forced to replace their fixtures more often.
- Plumbing Issues
Limescale can also build up in faucets, pipelines, drains, and other such plumbing fixtures. That can cause blockages, compromise drainage, and even clog up appliances like water heaters. Regular build-up can cause long-term damage to your pipes and faucets, so installing a hard water treatment system can help save a lot of money.
- Dull and Damaged Hair
Washing hair with hard water can damage it and make it appear dull. Mineral deposits will rob it of its shine and block moisture penetration, both of which can take a toll in the long term. Unfortunately, the problem can worsen with repeated washing and shampooing.
If you want to know more about hard water or have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at Simple Water Softeners. You can call 210 960 2555 or use this contact us form.