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Hard Water vs. Soft Water

What is hard water? Water becomes hard when it has a significant amount of minerals like calcium and magnesium. The U.S. Geological Survey measures hardness as soft, moderately hard, hard or very hard.

The water in our area is known for being hard. Hard water can make simple tasks like showering and washing the dishes more difficult. Homeowners with hard water often complain about about sticky, dull-looking hair and even itchy skin. But what really separates hard water from soft water is what it does to your home’s plumbing.

Hard water is not known to have a negative impact on our health. However, it is notorious for leaving spots behind on dishes and glassware. What’s worse, deposits left behind from hard water, called “scale,” can clog your pipes and harm household appliances.

Hard Water vs. Soft Water - Plumber Carmel, IN

Scaling from hard water can build up in pipes, causing serious backups. Moreover, it can reduce the flow of water and even clog up faucets and shower heads.

What about its taste? Some complain that hard water can taste bitter. Oftentimes, homeowners with hard water prefer to filter their water for improved flavor.

If you’re concerned about the quality of your water, call Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Our expert plumbers will test your water and offer solutions to ensure it’s as clean and healthy as possible. Learn about the benefits of water filtration systems at our website.

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