Problems Caused by Hard Water

Hard water is a recurring problem in the Atlanta, GA area, though it’s not a fatal one. It’s simply water that contains an excessive amount of mineral content, usually calcium or magnesium, which our bodies can absorb without trouble. But that doesn’t mean that hard water can’t impact the quality of your life. Indeed, hard water can be a serious problem if you don’t treat it. The problems it creates can include — but are not limited to — the following:

  • Pipe Build-Up. if you’re struggling with hard water, you know all about the crusty white build-up it leaves behind on your faucet heads and shower heads. The damage can be far worse inside your pipes, increasing corrosion and even clogging up your pipe in the worst cases.
  • Weird Taste. Hard water has a distinct metallic taste that many people find off-putting. That can extend to food you cook using hard water, potentially affecting your entire diet.
  • Hard Showers. Showering in hard water can give your skin a pounding, leaving it feeling red and raw when you get done.
  • Fading Clothes. Clothes that are washed repeatedly in hard water will fade far sooner than other clothes might, you and they will often wear out and need to be replaced faster than you might wish.

The solution to all of these problems is easy: install a whole-house water softening system in your plumbing. A trained professional can get it done in a very short amount of time. As a result, the little ways that hard water lowers your quality of life will be removed. Your drinking water will taste better, your cleaning water will be less punishing and it may even extend the life of your plumbing system to boot.

The pros at Quick Action Plumbers will install a whole-house water softener in your home!