Shower head and faucet with water spots

Warning Signs You May Have Hard Water

Hard Water is a Hassle

As homeowners, we want our plumbing to work seamlessly and as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s the water itself running through the pipes that is the cause of your water woes.

What is Hard Water?

Hard water is water that has high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium. While consuming this water (though not always the tastiest) may help you reach your recommended daily mineral intake, it may take a toll on your pipes and different aspects of your everyday life.

How can you tell you have hard water? Read on to find out.

Build-Up on Appliances

The excess minerals in hard water will cause build-up on faucets and your showerhead. It can also cause spotty dishes after washing dishes. Clean these mineral deposits off of the appliances with white vinegar and water and consider adding a rinsing agent to your dishwasher!

Staining

In addition to adding spots to your dishes, hard water is known to cause staining on other household items. If your sink, shower, and bathtub are staining, your water is most likely hard. You can clean these stains with your typical household cleaner.

Dry Skin and Hair

Calcium and magnesium are not your skincare routine’s best friends. Hard water will leave your skin dry, your hair brittle, and will not provide any nourishment.

Laundry

Over time, hard water can also take a toll on laundry day. The hard minerals will eventually cause your clothing to fade and could make them feel less soft to the touch.

Higher Bills

Just as hard water causes a buildup on your faucets and showerhead, it can cause build-up inside your pipes. When this occurs and accumulates over time, it can cause clogs, leaks, and cracks. This is a recipe for higher water bills!

Water Softening Solutions

Get rid of the nuisance of hard water with a water softening solution from Epic Plumbing! Our team is experienced, trustworthy, and ready to flush your plumbing problems down the drain. Give us a call today to get started! (281) 815-2322
 

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