The buildup of mineral deposits it leaves behind can reduce efficiency of water pipes and water heaters, and also make soap and detergents less effective.
Clothes look dingy and wear out fast
Washing clothes in hard water can make them look dingy, feel scratchy, and actually damage the fibers. According to hardwater.org, it can even shorten the life of your clothes by as much as 40%.
Mineral deposits from hard water can build up around the openings in your shower head, causing clogs that reduce the water pressure of your shower.
Soap scum or “soap curd” on tubs, showers and other surfaces
Hard water prevents soap from cleaning and dissolving completely. Instead, the soap bonds with the minerals in the water to form a film or “curd” that sticks to everything and causes a soap scum ring in the bath tub.
Cleaning is more difficult
The hard deposits left behind after hard water dries are called lime scales. These minerals are difficult to remove, and can even cause chemical reactions that make cleaning products less effective.
Permanent damage to glass shower doors
In some cases, mineral deposits can become so bad that there is a chemical change that permanently damages the material. For example, if you have a glass shower door with a white, cloudy residue that never seems to come off completely, those stains may be permanent because the chemicals have etched the glass.
Dull, lifeless hair
Washing your hair in hard water can cause build-up that makes it tangle easily, look dull and feel rough.
Increased water heater energy consumption
Limescale can build up inside your water heater, reducing its efficiency and lifespan. The mineral deposits on the heating element can make it take longer to heat water, which means your water heater will have to work longer. Lime scale buildup from hard water can also reduce your water heater’s lifespan by 25 – 40%, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Receiving a Free Water Analysis is the best way to improve the water from inside of your home so the water that flows out does not cause so much calcium deposits on your faucets, showerheads and sinks.
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