Why Hard Water Is a Problem You Must Address
Getting rid of hard water can save your appliances, prevent plumbing problems and eliminate ugly stains. Hard water is a problem for many homeowners in Florida. It’s caused by high amounts of minerals, like calcium and magnesium, in the water. Mineral-rich water may taste great out of a water bottle, but it isn’t great when it comes out of your faucet. These minerals are tough on your skin, clothes, plumbing, and appliances.
Problems Caused by Hard Water
The minerals in hard water make it tough on skin and hair. It decreases the moisturizing benefits of water leaving your skin and hair feeling dried out. If you already have a pre-existing condition like eczema or psoriasis, bathing in hard water can cause a flare-up.
Stained Clothing & Dishes
Hard water doesn’t react well with detergents. When the minerals in hard water react with soaps and detergents, they produce soap scum instead
Clogged Pipes & Stained Fixtures
Do you have tough to remove white deposits around your plumbing fixtures? That’s limescale. It’s caused by the minerals in hard water evaporate. Limescale doesn’t just stain plumbing fixtures. It builds up inside pipes, faucets, showerheads, and water-based appliances. This build-up reduced your water pressure.
Poor Energy Efficiency
Hard water makes your appliances use up more energy. Limescale buildup in your water heater, washing machine, and dishwasher making these appliances less effective. These water-based appliances compensate for the inefficiency caused by limescale by using more energy.
Broken Down Appliances
Limescale buildup in water-based appliances makes them wear out faster. Your water heater, dishwasher and washing machine may require more repairs or early replacement because of the wear and tear caused by hard water.
How to Get Rid of Limescale
You can find dozens of products that claim to eliminate limescale. While many are effective at removing ugly limescale stains, they don’t prevent limescale from clogging your pipes, shower head or appliances. A water softening system attacks the source of the problem. It removes the calcium and magnesium deposits from your water.
The most effective water softening systems use ion exchange to remove calcium and magnesium deposits from your water. As water passes through the system, calcium and magnesium ions are replaced with salt and potassium ions without increasing your water’s sodium content. This makes your water soft and leaves it tasting better.
Benefits of Soft Water
Gentle on Skin & Hair
Soft water is gentle on your skin and hair. You’ll feel clean and refreshed when you step out of the shower instead of dried out.
Cleaner Dishes & Brighter Clothes
Soft water reacts well with soaps and detergents. Your dishes and silverware will be free of spots and white residue. Your clothes will feel softer and your whites will look brighter.
Spot Free Fixtures & Clear Pipes
You won’t have to worry about limescale stains or limescale deposits when you have soft water.
Energy Efficient Appliances
Without limescale build-up, your water-based appliances can run efficiently and use up less energy.
Longer lifespan for Appliances
Your water-based appliances will last longer when you have soft water.
You don’t have to live with the problems caused by hard water! Give Tri-Florida Water Treatment a call at (863) 965-1439 to find out more about getting a water softening system!