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What Impact Does Hard Water Have On My Home?

Written by Hanna Plumbing & Heating / February 22, 2018

Have you ever washed dishes only to find water spots or a white powdery substance when they dry? Do your faucets often get clogged, causing a loss of water pressure? If you answered yes, you are likely dealing with hard water.

You may be wondering “What impact does hard water have on my home?” To discover this, it helps first to learn what causes hard water.

What Impact Does Hard Water Have On My Home

What is Hard Water

Hard water occurs when you have high levels of minerals in your water, such as calcium and magnesium or dissolved metals like aluminum, iron and zinc.

Hard Water’s Effect on Your Home

Mineral buildup from hard water can cause clogged pipes and low water pressure, as well as longer running time. Due to the large amount of minerals in hard water your appliance may also run less efficiently, work harder on a daily basis, and cost more to maintain.

In addition, hard water leaves mineral residue on everything it comes in contact with. This can include your sink, bathtub, dishes and even your skin.

Installing a Water Softener

Installing a water softener is the best way to combat hard water. A water softener can help you:

– Reduce mineral buildup in pipes

– Increase water pressure and appliance efficiency

– Lower energy bills

Improve the quality of your water and get a better clean by installing a water softener in your home!

Repairing the Effects of Hard Water

If you’ve experienced the negative effects of hard water in your home, Hanna Plumbing & Heating can help! Whether you have a clogged pipe or a water heater that has been running too hard, our experienced plumbers are here for you. Contact us today to schedule your plumbing installation or repair.

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