Do you realize the effectsΒ hard water have on your life? You’ll be surprised the damage it can do to not only you but the appliances in your home. Here areΒ 5 hard facts on hard water that you should know:

Water Hardness

Water Hardness

    1. All water to some degree is “hard water”. The definition of hard water is used more often to describe large amounts of mineral build up after falling from the sky. Minerals like magnesium and calcium are the most common culprits and the water picks it up after hitting the ground so the levels can be varied.
      Home Appliances

      Home Appliances

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    2. Hard water will reduce the efficiency of your appliances. The minerals in hard water will react to soaps and detergents causing something I’m sure you’ve seen called soap scum. This scum will make any cleaning you thought your dishwasher was doing much more difficult.

      Dull and Brittle Hair

      Dull and Brittle Hair

    3. Hard water is a common culprit in dull and brittle hair. The damage hard water causes to your hair will not always be noticeable immediately and will usually happen over time. One very obvious sign of hair damage is your hair taking on a brassy color but usually a hair dresser will be the one to notice the changes.
    4. Since the efficiency of you appliances fall your cost will increase. Running appliances with hard water will cost you more money and can damage these appliances over time. The build up in pipes can cause deterioration and cause problems with water flow. Decreasing the water flow will cause less efficiency resulting in higher fuel costs.

  1. You can get rid of hard water. Water softeners are an appliance that can make bathing, washing and daily life a bit more enjoyable. Water softeners replace the hard minerals with softer sodium and potassium ions. There is a lot of science going on behind the scenes that results in the water having a bit more salt and a lot less harshness. This results in softer skin, hair, and more efficient appliances.