How Hard Water Can Affect Your Florida Home

Hard water impurities, typically consisting of calcium and magnesium, leave deposits as they travel throughout a house. The deposits are left not only inside the pipes, but on everything the water touches including shower heads, sinks, bathtubs and faucets.

Household appliances such as dishwashers, hot water heaters and washing machines also end up having a deposit of calcium, magnesium and other impurities over time.

What Hard Water Does

As the impurities build up, appliances work less efficiently, use up more energy and break down sooner. You also end up consuming more detergent, fabric softener, dish-washing liquid, shampoo etc. to counter the effects of the impurities in the water.

Plumbing fixtures clog and fail; everything that we wash with hard water (such as cars, shower doors, china) ends up with a scale-like substance, a residue that is left when the water has evaporated.

Hard water even affects your morning coffee or tea. The impurities in hard water dulls flavor, causing you to add more ingredients (more coffee, another tea bag, more sugar that you probably don’t need) in order to get a fuller taste.

Get Rid of the Impurities and Save Money

There are four ways that removing the impurities in your water saves you money.

First, you end up using less detergent, shampoo, coffee, etc. because water works more effectively without impurities. Second, your appliances last longer. Third, you end up paying a lower energy bill precisely because your appliances are working more efficiently. Fourth, your plumbing does not suffer a build-up of calcium and magnesium which can be costly to fix. You therefore protect and preserve the value of your biggest investment.

How to Treat Hard Water

Installing a water softener system is the best way to get rid of impurities in your water.

As a respected name in Florida plumbing, Pampering Plumber knows all about the installation and repair of water softener systems. In fact, if you have questions or concerns about hot water heaters, drain cleaning or even commercial plumbing in Tampa, call us; we can help you there too. We have all the plumbing answers and solutions you seek.