Hard Water vs. Soft Water

Hard Water vs. Soft Water

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Water becomes “hard” when there is a high concentration of minerals dissolved in the water. Because water mixes easily with other types of liquid and minerals, mainly calcium and magnesium, it then becomes “hard.” While hard water is not necessarily harmful to use in your home, but it can be an annoyance for homeowners.

The Effects of Hard Water

In its most natural form, water is “soft,” in that it does not contain that many minerals. The water absorbs the minerals by passing through systems that contain high amounts of calcium or magnesium. Because hard water is mineral-rich, it can leave deposits, also called scales, on your fixtures, glass doors, and the walls of your shower. It can make cleaning your fixtures difficult. Using hard water to wash your clothes can also shorten its lifetime and also causing whites to get dingy much quicker.

What may perhaps be the most bothersome effect of having hard water is the fact that the scale can build up in your pipes. This can reduce water pressure, clogging the pipes, and make many of your appliances less effective. This is the reason many homeowners and property owners invest in a water softener.

Do I Need a Water Softener?

Water softening systems can filter out many of the minerals, to do away with the deposits and scale buildup. The moment you have a water softener installed, you will begin noticing the difference quickly.

Quality Home Services has been outfitting Fresno homes with water softener systems since 1985. As members of the Water Quality Association, we are professionals who want to help minimize damage from water flowing through your home, and provide the freshest water for you to use.

If you are experiencing problems with hard water in your, call us toll-free at (559) 282-5001!

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