The quality of the water in your home is defined by a number of factors. The level of water softness is one of them. Hard water contains large amounts of dissolved calcium, magnesium, and other minerals. The build up from these minerals can cause clogged pipes, damaged home appliances, and reduce the efficiency of your water heater.
Many cities across Ontario have hard running water. The solution to this problem is a water softener. Here are some ways hard water can negatively impact aspects of daily living in your home.
The presence of minerals in hard water may not be visible, but the stains they leave behind on surfaces are. Your dishes and cutlery will have a water mark left behind. All that hard work you put into cleaning your home and it still looks dirty. How frustrating is that?
You may notice that you’re not building up a big enough lather in the shower. The quality of the soap you’re using may not be the issue; it could actually be the hardness of your water. The minerals in hard water conflict with soap which then lead to a build-up of soap scum in your shower or tub.
Hard water can also make your skin and hair feel dry and brittle. Even with the best quality soaps and shampoos, hard water seems to win in this battle.
Hard water in your home can make gas water heaters less effective. Not only will it affect how you obtain hot water in your home, but you may be alarmed when you receive a high energy bill in the mail!
Water Flow & Efficiency
Excess hard water can cause scaling inside your pipes, water heaters, coffee makers, and kettles which could potentially clog your pipes. The minerals in hard water can even damage your household appliances.
If you’re experiencing these problems in your home, it may be because of you have hard water. If you’d like to improve the quality of the water in your home, then a water softener may be the first step to getting there! To learn more about CLARITY by ClimateCare’s water softeners, contact your nearest ClimateCare member today.