There are many signs that indicate you have a hard water problem. From low water pressure and lack of soap suds, to cloudy glassware, stiff laundry, and dingy hair, hard water does not try to disguise itself for too long. And if you fail to treat a hard water problem, overtime, it will begin to form a terrible, crusty film known as limescale.
What is Limescale?
You have seen limescale before; it’s the white, sometimes lime-greenish colored, crust that forms around faucet heads, drains, and plumbing pipes. It forms as a result of the hard mineral ions found in hard water, primarily calcium and magnesium. Not only is it gross and unsightly, it can be highly detrimental to your quality of life and all of the assets you own in your home, including your whole-house plumbing system.
Limescale can cause your water-related appliances, like your water heater and dishwasher, to not work as well, or work harder, leading to costly utility bills or premature replacements. Furthermore, limescale can reduce water flow, which also increase energy bills since you have to take longer showers or run the water longer to wash dishes and cook. Basically, hard water will cost you money and make your life unpleasant. Fortunately, there are some great methods to treating hard water problems.
How to Treat Hard Water
All you have to do is talk to an Indianapolis soft water company for hard water testing and removal services. They will likely recommend a water softener if you do not already have one, since they are the most effective, short-term and long-term solution for hard water problems. They might also recommend some additional systems depending on your current plumbing setup, such as reverse osmosis system, water filtration systems, and more.
Once you have contact a local and trusted soft water technician, you will still face the problem of dealing with that unsightly limescale on your plumbing fixtures. If you cannot wait until your water softening solutions are installed, you can provide temporary relief in the meantime by making your own, homemade limescale cleaner. Look below for the recipe and instructions!
Homemade Limescale Cleaner
What You Will Need:
⇨ Baking Soda
⇨ White Vinegar
⇨ Distilled Water
⇨ Clean Spray Bottle
⇨ Medium Bowl
⇨ Small Bowl
⇨ Sponge or Scrub Brush
Step ➀ Combine equal parts distilled water and white vinegar. Transfer the mixture into a clean, plastic spray bottle. Set aside.
Step ➁ In your medium bowl, combine equal parts baking soda and distilled water. This should make a viscous, abrasive paste. Set aside.
Step ➂ In your small bowl, squeeze the juice from a lemon, or two, depending on how much you need. Set aside.
Step ➃ Generously spray your vinegar solution onto the limescale, and allow it to sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
Step ➄ After time has passed, apply your paste to the limescale and scrub it vigorously with your sponge or brush.
Step ➅ Rinse the area clean with tap water.
Step ➆ Pour the lemon juice over the area. Immediately scrub the lemon juice into the area.
Step ➇ Rinse the area clean with water and you are done!
Affordable Hard Water Treatment in Indianapolis
Call Soft Water By Weilhammer Plumbing at 317-749-0949 for Indianapolis hard water removal services you can afford. We offer a wide range of hard water removal and water purification services for both residential and commercial properties, including whole house water filters, reverse osmosis systems, water softening, and more. Request a free estimate, today.