Hard Water – What the Heck?

Water DropThe plumbing term “hard water” sounds strange and seems counter intuitive. How can water be hard? Hard water should really be called dense water because excessive mineral deposits are the cause of its so-called hardness. Hard water is very common.

While not a risk to your health, it is a nuisance that can cause greater problems and expenses, including the following:

1. No Soap Lather
Hard water makes it more difficult for soap to lather up for washing. This may be noticeable while bathing, but also when washing clothes. A lack of soap lather and suds makes cleansing less effective.

2. White Spots on Faucets
White spots on faucets, glasses, dinnerware, silverware, plumbing fixtures, and appliances are symptoms of residue and sediment splashes.

3. Heavy or Dingy Clothing
Due to the lack of soapy water in your washing machine, hard water often leaves clothes feeling rough and heavy and looking generally worn out

4. Decreased Water Pressure
Because hard water is full of excessive minerals, sediment deposits tend to clog shower heads and faucets ultimately slowing water pressure.

5. Damaged Pipes
Hard water adds strain to plumbing pipes and pipe joints. It quickens deterioration due to rust and corrosion.

6. Itchy Skin
Hard water often causes skin dryness and irritation after bathing or hand washing.

Hard water issues can easily be solved with a water softener. Haldeman Mechanical can install a Waterfall brand water softener in your home to take care of hard water and greatly reduce the mineral level in your water. Fill out our service or quote request form today or call us at (717) 665-6910.

Learn more about our water conditioning services >>