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How to Tell You Have Hard Water

water-sampleWhat’s in your water? Don’t worry, we aren’t about to tell you that your water supply is contaminated. We do want to draw your attention to the fact that there may be extra salts and minerals in your water though. This is known as hard water and can cause plenty of problems for your home’s plumbing over time.

Many areas around the country have to deal with hard water. That is what water softeners in Orlando, FL are made to help with. Water softeners can help to reduce the impact that hard water can have on your home’s plumbing. If you aren’t sure whether you have hard water or are unsure if you need a water softener, we can answer your questions.

4 Signs You Have Hard Water

So, we’ve established hard water is a problem for any home with modern plumbing systems. The question is how do you know that you have hard water coming into your home?

  • Water that leaves a residue on your skin. When you wash your hands or run a shower does it feel like there is a film of residue on your skin when you finish? This can be a sign of hard water as the soap reacts with the calcium in the water to create soap scum.
  • Spots on your dishes. When you wash your dishes or glasses, you may notice that there are spots left behind on these surfaces. Hard water can leave behind deposits of calcium on your dishes.
  • Worn-out clothing. Hard water can wear down your clothes over time, much faster than water with lower levels of salts and minerals might. If you notice your clothes have mineral stains or are feeling more worn out than they should, it may be due to hard water.
  • Reduced water pressure. Over time, hard water can begin to collect in your pipes. These mineral deposits are known as scaling or limescale and can hinder the flow of water into your home.

How A Water Softener Helps

If you are looking for a solution to the trouble caused by hard water in your home, you may want to consider a water softener. This system is going to be installed in your home near your water supply-line. The water softener can remove a variety of particles from the water in your home, including high levels of calcium, nitrates, magnesium, and potassium. When properly installed by a professional, a water softener can provide a variety of perks to your home’s water that will help to do the following:

  • Increase the flow of water in your pipes
  • Increase the lifespan of your home’s plumbing systems
  • Improving the taste and feel of your home’s water

When you want to ensure that your plumbing is going to be kept up well, a water softener or other water treatment system may be a great addition to your home. Just make sure you reach out to us to provide your installation and upkeep to ensure this system works well

Schedule your plumbing system services with Bayonet Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.

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