How to Fix Hard Water

How to Fix Hard Water

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Hard water is water that contains a high mineral content. There is typically calcium, magnesium, and trace amounts of other minerals. This high mineral content can be found with well water and city water. Fortunately, hard water is safe to drink and wash with, but it does lead to problems.

These are some of the most common signs of hard water:

  • White, chalky residue on surfaces touched by water
  • Rough or dull clothes after multiple washes
  • Scale buildup on faucets and plumbing fixtures
  • Stains on white porcelain, such as toilet bowls
  • Blocked shower heads
  • Scale deposits on pots and glassware
  • Low water pressure from showers and faucets

These issues can lead to ugly stains and buildup that is hard to remove, higher water bills—because your appliances have to work harder—and ruined clothing and linens. But there are also problems caused by hard water that you cannot see, like buildup on pipes that causes lasting damage. Hardness can also shorten the life, and reduce the efficiency, of your hot water tank, dishwasher, and other appliances that use water.

The first step to fixing hard water is to have your home’s water tested and your existing plumbing inspected by certified water professionals, like the technicians at Crystal Clear Water.

Water Treatment Systems for Hard Water

Crystal Clear Water regularly installs water treatment systems for customers in Northeast Ohio struggling with hard water at their home. A comprehensive water softener and filtration system is designed to remove hardness, foul smells, bad tastes, cloudiness, and discoloration from your water. Instead of dealing with hard water, you will enjoy fresh, softened, and filtered water—from every single tap in your home. No more scrubbing away that chalky residue or trying to remove embarrassing hard water stains from your toilets.

The benefits of a water softener and filtration system include:

  • Saving money on water heating 
  • Cleaner, brighter, and softer laundry
  • Greater shine for your plumbing fixtures
  • Cleaner dishes
  • Saving money on soaps and detergent

The first step is to have your water tested and your plumbing inspected to confirm the source of the issue. Let’s get you on your way to better, higher quality water at your home.