How Will Hard Water Impact My Home?

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While hard water doesn’t pose any health concerns, it’s certainly a nuisance. Here, we count all the ways hard water wreaks havoc.

What Is Hard Water?

The hardness of water refers to the concentration of dissolved minerals in it, usually magnesium, calcium, and iron.

Water hardness is measured in milligrams of metal per liter. Here are the scientific designations:

  • Soft: 0-60 mg/L

  • Moderate: 61-120 mg/L

  • Hard: 121-180 mg/L

  • Very hard: more than 180 mg/L

How to Detect Hard Water

Most of the time, you won't be able to recognize hard water just by looking at it. Therefore, you have to look for hard water signs like the following:

  • Stains and spots on your clothes and dishes, which are typically calcium carbonate residue.

  • A film that lingers on your hands after you wash them. It's a mixture of soap and calcium.

  • Scum buildup in sinks and tubs and on faucet heads and shower curtains.

  • Reduced water pressure due to mineral formations in pipes.

Hard Water Troubles

While hard water is not directly linked to any major health issues, it can still cause problems. Here are a few examples:

  • The clothes you wash could deteriorate faster, and your fabrics might get discolored.

  • You may have dry hair and an itchy scalp.

  • Your skin could dry out as well. Worse, it might become less effective at blocking bacteria and other dangerous microbes.

  • Hard water can soon wear out appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters.

Taking Action

Are you tired of spending extra time scrubbing your dishes, sinks, and showers? Do you want soft skin and silky hair again? Most importantly, do you want your family to have the cleanest possible water supply? If so, you can always turn to the professionals.

The experts at Seiter Services can install an effective water softening system. It will include a mineral tank to remove the metals from your water.

Seiter Services offers a range of water softening options, including reverse osmosis and iron filter systems to residents of the greater Dayton area, and its team can help you maintain this equipment over the long haul. Thus, you can always enjoy pure, safe, and healthy soft water.

In the end, hard water will have an impact on each person in your home. Isn't it time to soften it up for everyone?

Call (937) 507-3372 to schedule your appointment.

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