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How Hard Water Could Be Harming Your Home

July 01 / 2021

How Hard Water Could Be Harming Your Home

Water is just water, right? It’s only a countless number of hydrogen and oxygen molecules that form to create the clear liquid we need to live, isn’t it? Well, technically, yes. However, the water we get from our faucets and taps are a little more than just that. Rainwater or natural water comes a long way before it reaches our glass. Along the way, the water runs through limestone and other various landscapes, picking up the calcium and magnesium in there. This is how hard water is formed and it could be harming your home. This article brought to you by Rooter Hero Plumbing will go over some of these threats.

What Is Hard Water?

Water that has excess minerals such as calcium and magnesium is called “hard water.” The hardness of the water is measured by the amount of minerals in the water. You might be confused because most people consider calcium and magnesium to be valuable for our health. Why not have extra minerals? Well, hard water is not necessarily harmful to drink, but it can have consequences for your plumbing system, fixtures, and appliances.

Why Hard Water Is Bad

If you ever wash your hands or take a shower with extremely hard water, then you will properly feel slimy even after washing with soap. This is because the many minerals in hard water do not allow cleaning products to completely dissolve. The result is a not-so-clean feeling after your wash. This characteristic can affect your appliances and silverware as well. Because the cleaning products do not dissolve properly, your dishes can come out of the dishwasher looking less than clean.
The minerals in the hard water can get left behind too. If you have hard water, then you may have noticed chalky residue on your silverware, faucets, and sinks. This mineral buildup is worse when it happens inside of your plumbing system or within your appliance. Clogs and low water pressure are common consequences. Deal with hard water as soon as possible if you want to avoid considerable damage to your plumbing system and appliances.

What to Do

So, now you know what hard water is and you know about some of its threats to your home, but what can you do? Changing your water source is not feasible, but you can alter the quality of your water with a water softener. Rooter Hero Plumbing is proud to offer reliable, quick, and affordable water softener installations.
What is a water softener though? And how does it work? We don’t have time to get into the details, but water softeners remove the positively charged minerals in the water with the help of a negatively charged softener tank. These systems usually use salt, but there are salt-free alternatives for those who are sensitive to sodium.'

Call Rooter Hero Plumbing

Are you tired of those chalky stains on your silverware and appliances? Call Rooter Hero Plumbing to consult with a representative about a water test and water softener installation. We are ready when you are.