The term hard water is something that often confuses people. And a lot of people do know it isn’t something that they want in your plumbing.
What exactly is hard water?
Hard water has a higher than normal content of minerals suspended in it. The common minerals that create hard water are magnesium, gypsum, and calcium. None of these minerals are harmful to ingest. However, they can spell serious issues for plumbing pipes and appliances.
The troubles from hard water
The main trouble that hard water poses to any residential plumbing system is that it leaves calcite deposits along the interior of your pipes. This can create a tough build-up along the pipes that will eventually start to restrict the volume available for water to flow, causing an increase in water pressure. If the problem is not tackled, the high water pressure will lead to leaking and damage to all appliances.
Hard water is damaging for water heaters. The temperature inside a water heater tank draws the minerals from the water and turns them into limescale along the interior if tank. Limescale will contribute to a water heater overheating and could result in permanent damage.
Watch for signs of hard water
There are a few warnings to look for that will tell you that you have issues from hard water: white, flaky deposits on fixtures, film left across tub and shower surfaces, and difficulty creating decent soap lather. Call water softener specialists to test the water and then find a water softening.
If your home suffers from hard water, you’ll need to contact Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing bromley company to install a special water softener to counteract it.