Water is a key component in our households. We shower with it, we drink it and sometimes we even wash our car with it. Living in Indiana, we are prone to hard water. Hard water in Indiana usually contains calcium, magnesium and iron salts. These minerals stay in your water, unless you have a water softener.
When your water is hard, the minerals in the water wreak havoc on the appliances in your home. When the hard water mixes with soap, like in your washing machine or dishwasher, it causes problems. When these minerals mix with soap it reacts negatively and actually kills soap’s ability to clean. Gross! Not only that, but hard water causes build-up and scaling within those appliances. This shortens the life span of your appliances and before it breaks completely, it is nice enough to give you leaks and repairs.
You know those water spots and film that are on your glasses when you pull them out of the dishwasher? Caused by hard water. You know that film on your shower door that can’t seem to be removed? Hard water. You know that scaling you see on your fixtures which seems to make the water spray every which way? Caused by, you guessed it, hard water.
Hard water can also cause scaling and build up in your water heater. This build up creates leaks and shortens the lifespan of your water heater. I don’t know about you, but I want my water heater to last as long as possible. No one likes a surprise cold shower.
We all like to look our best and hard water gets in the way of you doing so. Hard water makes it tough to rinse soap off of your skin and out of your hair. Residual soap dries and irritates skin and your scalp, this is especially a problem if you suffer from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. If you color your hair, the minerals left in hard water help to fade your coloring faster, meaning more trips to the salon for you!
Let Godby Heating Plumbing Electrical help solve your hard water problems and install a water softener in your home today. Get ready for sparkling glasses and beautiful hair and skin!
Just need a repair? We can do that too, no matter the make or model. Godby has trained plumbers waiting to help you. Call or text us today and Godby will be there right away!