Many homeowners are familiar with hard water, or water with high mineral content. Hard water can wreak havoc on your home and appliances, so it’s let’s discuss how to spot hard water and what can be done to prevent it.
Signs of Hard Water
Though it may seem like an impossible task to detect minerals in your water, hard water has many ways of making itself known. Signs of hard water include:
- Mineral stains in sinks, toilets and showers
- White residue on dishes, especially visible on glasses
- Clothes and linens that feel rough and get worn out faster
- Limescale buildup on faucets, sometimes leading to low water pressure
- Soap that doesn’t lather correctly
How do you treat the effects of hard water?
Based on the list above, it’s clear that hard water has a lot of negative effects. When it comes to treating hard water stains, which are difficult to get rid of once they take hold, several cleaning solutions will do the trick. Take a look at our blog about cleaning hard water stains for specific steps and recipes. You can also help mitigate the effects of hard water by cleaning surfaces that get wet often and drying them after use.
Hard Water Prevention
Above all, the best hard water treatment is to avoid hard water altogether. Why deal with hard water stains and scale buildup when you can prevent it from happening in the first place with a water softener? Water softeners use salt to extract minerals, such as calcium and magnesium, from hard water. This allows you to avoid scale, stains and other inconveniences caused by hard water. Investing in a water softener is an obvious choice for homeowners who deal with the negative effects of hard water on a daily basis.
Parker & Sons Provides Quality Solutions
If you’re ready to invest in soft water for your home, choose Parker & Sons Plumbing. Our years of experience in San Antonio, an area known for its hard water, means we understand the community’s ongoing struggle against hard water. This makes us the perfect choice for reliable hard water solutions.
For more information about water softener installation or to schedule an appointment, contact Parker & Sons Plumbing today.