Hard water is not something that will have a positive impact on your quality of life, let alone the quality of your drinking water. If you suspect that you have a hard water problem, you likely do. Your water should not show any signs or symptoms that lead you to second guess its quality. For this reason, any qualms you have with your home’s water supply is something that deserves attention. So, what’s the problem with hard water?
Well, continue below to learn the top 4 consequences of a hard water problem, and see if any match the issues you are having at home.
Why You Do Not Want to Deal With Hard Water
🖓 Hard Water Wastes Your Money
Hard water impacts several areas of your home, including plumbing, appliances, soap, skin, hair, and more. This will lead you to spend even more money than you ever expected on repairing, resolving, or remediating any setbacks as a result of hard water influence. For instance, soap does not lather well in hard water, which causes you to use more soap, leading to more frequent soap purchases. Another example is the impact hard water has on plumbing and appliances. They breakdown faster and more often, causing you to spend more money on repairs and replacements.
🖓 Hard Water Looks Gross
Hard water results in limescale build up, which appears in the form of a white or green crust. Typically, limescale accumulation targets faucets, drains, showerheads, and similar plumbing fixtures. Not only does this look unsightly, it reduces the quality and performance of such fixtures, which can also lead to wasted water and money. As for glassware and dishes, limescale shows up in the form of a white or cloudy film, leaving behind spots and milky discoloration that no one wants to eat or drink from.
🖓 Hard Water is Bad for Skin and Hair
As mentioned, hard water reduces the quality of your soap lather. But it also reduces the quality of rinsing, which in turn negatively impacts your skin and hair. Leftover residue in hair can cause dinginess, greasiness, and dull-looking strands, while poorly-rinsed skin, or skin washed in hard water, will feel dry and irritable, thus losing its luster.
🖓 Hard Water Tastes Bad
Hard water contains hard mineral ions, and possibly a wider variety of contaminants and constituents, all of which can negatively affect the taste of tap water. Hard water can also make soup, coffee, tea, and any other food or beverage taste odd or off.
Talk to an Indianapolis Soft Water Specialist About Your Options
Call Soft Water Indianapolis by Weilhammer Plumbing at 317-749-0949 for affordable hard water removal and water conditioning services in Indianapolis, Indiana. We offer a wide range of soft water services for residential and commercial properties, including whole house water filters, reverse osmosis systems, water softening, and more. Call 317-749-0949 to request a free estimate, today.