How Hard Water Can Affect Your Home

How Hard Water Can Affect Your Home

If you live in an area with hard water, you probably notice the effects of it throughout your home. Dry skin and hair, increased soap scum in your bathtub, and film left behind on your fixtures are all effects of hard water. If you aren’t exactly sure of what hard water is, it’s basically any water supply that is naturally filled with minerals like calcium and magnesium. While hard water is still safe to drink, shower in, and do the dishes with, it can be very frustrating for homeowners who see and feel the effects of hard water on their body and in their home.

In this blog, you’ll learn how hard water can affect your home and how Einstein's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. can help by installing a water filtration system. If you’re tired of brittle hair and seeing hard water stains on your faucets right after cleaning them, this blog is for you!

Scale on Appliances and Fixtures

Have you ever noticed an unsightly scale left behind on your appliances or faucets? This can be extremely frustrating, especially after you just spent time scrubbing away the scale just for it to reappear again. The scale is a result of hard water. Due to the fact that hard water contains minerals, the water leaves a scaling behind on your appliances and fixtures after you clean them with the water. A water filtration system, which will soften the water and remove these minerals, would prevent the scaling from happening.

Dry Hair and Skin

Do the weekly moisturizing hair and skin masks you’ve been using seem to not be working? Does your hair and skin still feel dry each time you wash them even though you’re using high-end haircare and skincare products? This could all be because of hard water. When there are minerals in water, it makes it more difficult to be able to thoroughly rinse, which can cause buildup in your hair. The same goes for your appliances and fixtures, like we mentioned above. When you’re washing your hair or cleaning your appliances, the hard water makes it more difficult to wash away the soap or other cleaning products, which leaves behind a residue.

So, if your skin is feeling extra dry lately or your hair feels more brittle than it normally would, hard water could really be affecting you. However, a water filtration system for your house would get rid of this problem, which means no more bad hair days!

Dull-Looking Clothes

Have you ever taken your clothes out of the washing machine or dryer and they don’t seem to be thoroughly cleaned? Or, they might be clean, but they feel a little rough? Don’t immediately blame your laundry detergent! This is a very common problem with homes that have hard water. Hard water can react negatively to laundry detergent, meaning it will be more difficult for the detergent to be thoroughly rinsed in the washing machine, and your clothes won’t seem like they are fully cleaned after a wash cycle. Another effect of hard water on your clothes is making the appearance of your clothes seem dull or like the colors are fading. So, if your brand new sweater already looks like it’s worn out, it might be time to invest in a water filtration system.

Spotty Dishes

Opening the dishwasher after a wash cycle to dishes that have white spots all over them can be infuriating. This is common with tupperware and other plastic dishes as water doesn’t fully dry on this type of material. However, seeing white spots on your glass plates, bowls, and drinking glasses is not a fun sight to see. Due to the fact that hard water doesn’t mix well with soap and other detergents because of the minerals, the mixture of the water with your dishwasher detergent will create a solution that ends up sticking to your dishes.

If you’re dealing with any of these issues in your home and you know it’s from hard water, contact Einstein's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today! We offer water filtration solutions that will meet your needs and expectations. Give us a call at (718) 215-9664 or fill out our online contact form to learn more.

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