You might already know about how hard water affects your everyday life. Hard water, an excess of calcium and other minerals in the water supply, can ruin the aesthetics of a bathroom or kitchen, and it can make cleaning up a lot harder. Many people notice any of the following issues:
- Hair and skin that feel dry after a shower.
- White or yellowish spots around faucets and drains.
- Water spots on dishes.
- Soap left behind after a load of laundry.
- Soap scum in the tub and sink.
And some people even say that food tastes different when you cook with hard water. For the most part, you shouldn’t worry about any negative health effects. However, we strongly recommend that you correct your hard water issues, as it’s much more than an annoyance.
Deposits are left behind in pipes and fixtures
Mineral deposits get left behind in your pipes and fixtures when your water is particularly hard. That same crusty white buildup you might see on your faucets or your sink drains could be lining the inside of your pipes, only these deposits are a lot harder to clean up.
Over time, the volume restricts within the pipes, and you need to replace them much earlier than you normally would since water just cannot get through. It can also ruin connections to clothes washers and dishwashers, or ruin the lining of your water heater.
Invest in a Water Softener
Water softeners replace these minerals with salt ions (a very small amount of salt) so that the minerals are flushed and you don’t have to worry about them damaging costly plumbing components. If you call a plumber for a water softener installation, you get a whole-home system that keeps your pipes healthy throughout the entire home!
Call MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. for quality plumbing services in West Orange and the surrounding areas and to get service from a company that believes in honesty, integrity, and hard work.