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Why Is Hard Water a Problem?

May 16, 2016 | Blog

As a modern homeowner, you benefit greatly from the use of a modern plumbing system in your home. With the ability to pipe potable water throughout our homes reliably and effectively, as well as to drain wastewater away hygienically when we are done with it, we are able to live with a great level of convenience. This is not to say, though, that you won’t encounter any issues with your plumbing system, or even with the water piped through it. One of the most common issues that homeowners encounter is that of hard water. If you have hard water in your home, you should seriously consider the use of a water softener in Selma, CA.

What Is Hard Water, And Why Should I Care?

Hard water is simply water that has a high concentration of minerals in it. Specifically, hard water contains a lot of calcium and magnesium. This may not sound like much of a problem, and the fact is that hard water is not really going to put your personal well-being at risk, the way that water contaminated with biological pollutants would. With this in mind, though, you should remember that hard water can cause a number of other problems.

First of all, the excessive mineral content of hard water can leave some very ugly looking buildups on your plumbing fixtures. If you’ve ever seen faucets or drains with white and green crust on them, hard water is likely to blame. Hard water also makes it difficult for soap to lather and detergents to dissolve, which can compromise your ability to wash dishes, laundry, and even your own body effectively. Hard water deposits can also build up within pipes themselves, narrowing the passageways through them and increasing pressure within your plumbing system.

Using a water softener is the best way to avoid the problems that hard water causes. Water softeners swap out sodium ions for the minerals present in hard water, and treat the water distributed throughout your home. Let us know if you think that you could benefit from the use of a water softener in your home.

Lee’s Air Conditioning, Heating and Building Performance is here to handle your water softener services.

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