Here in Texas, hard water is a pretty common occurrence. Many people go back and forth over the pros and cons of hard water for human health, but today we are going to go over how hard water affects your plumbing, and by extension, your day to day life.
One of the first thing that homeowners notice when it comes to hard water issues, is in themselves. Or rather, on themselves. Hard water has an effect on our skin and hair, and can cause excessive dryness. If your hair is suddenly feeling brittle, and you don’t feel like you’re actually clean after a shower, you may have a hard water problem. Another thing homeowners notice about hard water, is the scummy deposits it leaves on glass showers, chrome fixtures, and just about every other surface that the water touches. It can even clog your shower head over time!
Another thing you might notice, is that your clothes aren’t as clean as you would like them to be. Hard water negates many of the helpful properties of soap, which means all that expensive laundry detergent isn’t enough to get your clothes clean.
Last but not least, hard water can cause serious damage to your pipes. The mineral-laden water corrodes the insides of your pipes, and leaves mineral deposits that can clog and pressurize your pipes over time as well. This can lead to burst, broken, and failing plumbing systems.
If you’re tired of living with hard water problems, call our experts today at (817) 200-4465 and ask about water softening treatments!