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What are the Signs of Hard Water?

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.

Why Choose Us?

Find out what makes Parker & Sons stand out.

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Professional Services You Can Count On
For professional, local plumbers serving the greater San Antonio area, you can rely on Parker & Sons to provide expert service for any plumbing job.
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We'll Be There On-Time, Every Time
With Parker & Sons, you don't have to waste time waiting on irresponsible plumbers to show up. We value your time, so we make sure to arrive when you expect us to.
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Red Carpet Service Guaranteed
When you schedule a plumbing job with us, you will get to enjoy our red carpet level of service. We're so confident you'll be satisfied with our service, we put a guarantee on it.
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Fast and Reliable Plumbing Services
We know that time is of the essence with any plumbing job, so we make sure to provide efficient and reliable service.
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Licensed and Insured For Your Protection
We value your safety and peace-of-mind. That's why we are fully licensed and insured so you know that you are protected for every plumbing job.
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Honest and Affordable Pricing
We offer up-front pricing so you are never blindsided by unexpected fees and costs. We make sure all of our pricing is fair and affordable.

What Our Customers Say

Fast & Reliable

Very fast response. Reliable and even let us do some of the work to keep costs down. Really worked with us to sort through alternatives to find the best solution. I have used them about 5 years ago and will certainlycall them again if I ever need anything.

Roberta C.

Very Knowledgeable

I recently had several plumbing leaks repaired and couldn’t be happier with the prompt service I received from Parker and Sons. They are very knowledgeable, friendly, reasonably priced, and do quality work. I would definitely recommend them to my family and everyone. I would trust them to repair any leak in the house.

Stacey C.

Amazing Service!!!

Amazing service!!! Called and came the same day within 2 hrs. Our toilet had to be re-fitted and snaked. They did a beautiful job on the re-fitting and got the large piece of plastic out of the toilet. Will definitely be recommending them to friends and family. Great service, great people, hard to find these days!!!

Shakira C.

Excellent Service!

Excellent Service! We had some work done on our kitchen and Parker and Sons were able to come out to our house and help us with our remodel. Great guys and great service. I would recommend them to anyone needing a plumber service.

Brad B.

Great to Work With

Jim and his guys are great to work with. Had Parker & Sons come out to take a look at an AC unit at one of my rental properties. Unit is in the attic. Had to replace a coil on it and did a great job. Will definitely use again.

Jeff C.

Amazing Staff!

I have referred Parker and Sons to all of my customers and I would not think of referring anybody else. They have been great and very punctual. All of the plumbers and office staff have been amazing!

Miguel B.

Reasonable Prices

I was in good hands today with journeyman plumber Mark Rizley. He remained until all was better than before. He replaced a PRV and improved a mediocre repair recently done by another well known local company. The price remained reasonable despite the extra effort needed for the job. Well done Mark! Parker and Sons will be my first call in the future.

Todd D.

Fantastic Company!

This is a fantastic company with outstanding professionalism, quality of work, and customer service. While their prices are extremely competitive, their work doesn’t feel cheap like some of the companies you can hire of off Craigslist or on a FB yard sale page. This is a reputable company with proven work and licensed, skilled technicians.

Ben A.

Fair Prices & Excellent Work

Have used Parker & Sons 3 different times, once for a huge complex plumbing repair and twice for smaller jobs. Fair prices and excellent work/fast response time every time.

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