Through your municipal water company, your water supply goes through a high level of filtration and conditioning before it reaches your faucets and appliances. Even if you utilize well water from a natural source, it’s likely that you have your own water treatment system installed. But whatever source you get your water from, there is still one threat to the quality of your water—hard water.
This is the name for water that has a high concentration of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These aren’t inherently harmful to the human body, but they certainly can and do impact quality of life. Additionally, they cause damage to your plumbing system. What you need to help your home is professional Carrollwood, FL water softener services. But how exactly does a water softener help your home?
1. Eliminates Soap Scum
Soap scum buildup in your bathtub, shower, and sink doesn’t mean that your bad at cleaning. It likely means that you have hard water, which exacerbates the development of this unsightly problem. The minerals in hard water don’t allow soap to dissolve as easily as it normally would.
2. Helps Your Dishes Come Out Cleaner
Do water spots tend to appear on glassware after you do the dishes? This is due to hard water—the spots are harmless, but still—we understand what an annoyance they can be. Plus, if you see this, it’s very likely that hard water is slowly damaging your dishwasher.
3. Rid Your Sinks and Drains of White or Yellow Residue
Sure, this may just seem like a nuisance, but the fact of the matter is that if you’re seeing a buildup of white or yellow, often hard to clean, material, then that same buildup is occurring inside your pipes, and slowly corroding them to the point that you’ll eventually have to call for a professional leak repair or pipe replacement.
4. Eliminate That Dry Feeling after Showering
Have you ever stepped out of the shower to discover that your hair feels slimy—almost like you didn’t finish washing your hair? Then, when you dry it, it seems frizzy and brittle? This might not be a problem with the health of your hair at all—it’s very possible that the culprit is hard water. Hard water can also leave your skin feeling dry and leave behind a residue, too.
5. Have a Cleaner Showerhead
It’s not normal to accumulate buildup on your showerhead. If this is happening, it’s due to hard water. The mineral buildup that occurs can prevent water from flowing through your pipes, and from flowing through your showerhead. Eventually this will slow your water pressure, and can cause major plumbing damage.
6. Maintain the Quality of Your Clothing
Another way hard water impacts quality of life is that it can cause accelerated fading in your clothing and other washables. Additionally, hard water can make it hard to rinse clothes completely, and make them stiff when they come out of the dryer.
When you find yourself with water treatment needs in the greater Tampa area, you can count on IERNA’s Heating & Cooling for a job done right. Contact us today!