Most municipal water supplies provide a hefty level of filtration and conditioning to the water before it ever reaches the faucets in your home. And if you use ground water, you probably have your own water treatment system on site. But something many homeowners don’t realize is missing from their homes is protection from hard water, which the right Pacific Beach, CA water treatment system will resolve.
Hard water describes water which has a high concentration of minerals in it, namely calcium and magnesium. These minerals are not harmful to ingest, but can do a world of damage to your plumbing system. Hard water should be managed with a water softener as it enters the home, before it gets a chance to reach your pipes. Keep reading for signs that you’re being impacted by hard water.
Do You Need a Water Softener?
One of the leading signs that you do, in fact, need a water softener is the presence of soap scum coating your bath, faucets, and fixtures. Soap scum builds up fairly quickly when you have hard water, because the minerals prevent soap from dissolving as easily as it normally would.
Another common sign of hard water is water spots. Have you ever noticed them on glasses and dishware after doing a load of dishes? The water spots are harmless, sure, but still certainly a nuisance. They also indicate that your dishwasher is slowly accumulating wear and tear from the same hard water molecules that jam pipes and end up costing homeowners thousands of dollars.
Have you ever gotten out of the shower only to still feel unclean? This is the third sign of hard water we’re going to discuss. You may notice that after you wash your hair, it has a slimy feel to it. You might also notice this with your skin, but then when you dry off your skin may feel annoyingly raw and dry. This could, of course, be the soap you’re using, but hard water is a very real possibility. Calcium and magnesium dilute the shampoo, conditioner, and body wash you’re using, and that’s what causes this effect.
We Provide a Number of Water Treatment Solutions!
So what if you don’t have any of the above-mentioned problems, but you still wonder about your water quality? Perhaps your water tastes funny, or you’ve noticed a certain odor about it. In addition to water softeners, we provide a number of other effective water treatment systems, as hard water might not be the issue you’re dealing with—at least, not the only issue.
Reverse Osmosis: Reverse osmosis systems are the most powerful water purification systems you can have in your home. In fact, they’re often used to convert saltwater into drinking water.
UV Water Purifier: UV water purifiers kill germs, bacteria, and viruses that might be lurking in your drinking water, keeping you and your family healthy.
Water Filtration Systems: The best water filtration systems filter impurities as water comes into your home, right from the source, so that clean water comes to your bathroom and not just your kitchen.
When you find yourself in need of quality water treatment services, you needn’t look any further than our team—Hire Paws Plumbing!