Hard Water Problems and Treatment

hard-waterWith hard water problems in more than 85% of  homes, many individuals are familiar with some of the annoyances caused by hard water. For those with manufacturing equipment or machinery that use hard water, annoyances can often turn into more costly repairs.

Cause

Hard water problems are caused by an abundance of minerals in the water. Sometimes boiling can remove the hardness, but some high-mineral content water—those that are high in calcium and magnesium sulfates—cannot.

Effect

There are no known health problems due to hard water, but some businesses do have to monitor the hardness of their water carefully so that their machines do not break down. The main effect that individuals notice is the lack of sudsing in their soaps, requiring more detergent for laundry and dishwashing, more soap and shampoo for bathing and spots and mineral deposits or glassware and shower doors. Hard water can also leave deposits in plumbing, hot water tanks, dishwashers, and washing machines, wasting energy and causing early failure of all water using appliances.

Solution

The easiest way hard water treatment is to soften it. Our experts can help you find the specific water softener that is right for your home and find a permanent solution to your hard water problems.

If you think you have a problem with hard water, contact Clearwater Systems for your free water analysis or request a quote.