April 27, 2020

What is Hard Water?

Having hard water is very common in almost everywhere in the United States. Some states, cities, or specific areas in cities have “harder” water than others. Hard Water is real and is a very real problem that at some point you will have to do something about. It can have very costly effects on your plumbing and appliances.

What is Hard Water?

Many people have heard of hard water and that is bad but aren’t really sure what that really means. Hard water is the accumulation of calcium and magnesium in your water. This can happen in both city water and well water. The more calcium and magnesium that you have dissolved in your water the harder it is. This is the reason that hard water varies from region to region.

Is Hard water Safe?

Yes, hard water is safe. Hard Water is safe to drink, it is safe to cook and clean with. There are no real health concerns with hard water, but it can make your hair and skin feel dry and itchy and can cause dandruff. It makes you feel overall just less clean and if you have skin issues like eczema it can make your symptoms worsen. So, not really a health concern but it can definitely make things uncomfortable for you.

What are the Negative Side Effects of Hard Water?

Hard Water has negative effects on your body, your appliances, your plumbing, and your bank account. The hard water will eventually cause unsightly stains in your sinks and tubs and on your faucets.

It makes your laundry appear dingy and clothes wear out sooner with harder water. It can also require the use of more detergent because hard water causes the soap to not be very “soapy” and we all that laundry detergent is not cheap.

Eventually, the calcium and magnesium deposits will clog up your pipes. This causes your appliances to use more energy because they have to work harder. This will also eventually ruin your appliances and you will have to replace them sooner.

Signs That You have May Hard Water

If you feel like you may have hard water my first choice would say to have a professional out and have them test your water so that you can know exactly what is going on with the water coming into your house. There are also many websites out there that you can enter your zip code and find out about the water in your area.

There are a few signs around your house that are indicators that you may have Hard Water in your home.

– white-colored or other stains in your sinks or tubs

– build up around faucets

– spots on your dishes

– clothes are fading and wearing out faster than normal

– higher water bill or energy bill

– lower water pressure

– dry skin and hair

Hard Water issues are very common and affect everyone, the good news there are ways to fix them. At H2o Concepts, we have a whole house system that can combat all of your hard water issues. We can help no matter the size of your home and whether you have well water of city water we have a system for you.

Our whole-home system combines our patented Amp force Technology to break up the hard water molecules that cause hard water and then also filters out the impurities to give you the freshest water possible. Our systems are salt-free and require almost no maintenance and we back them with a 10-year no-nonsense warranty included.

If you would like to learn more about the water in your area or more specifically in your home, call us today. We will send out one of our qualified technicians to come out and test your water and find out a plan that is specific to your house and your family’s needs. We will talk over the different systems and find the one that is perfect for you. We will make sure that you are comfortable with all of the information that we give you and that we have answered all of your questions. After that, we will get your system installed and soon you will have better than bottled water in every tap in your home.

Contact us HERE or fill out our contact form HERE. We look forward to working with you and helping you have the best water possible for you and your family.