4 Signs of Hard Water in Your House

November 6, 2018

When we think of minerals, we generally think positive, right? We might think about mineral water, sparkling rocks or the newest beauty products.

While minerals can be beneficial, they can also be harmful. Have you ever heard of hard water? Hard water is water that contains high levels of certain minerals.

So what’s the problem?

This type of water can do a great deal of damage to your home and your body. Use these four tips that will help you maintain a safe and pristine home.

Odor and taste. Hard water tends to have a very distinct smell and taste. If you smell a sulfuric, rotten egg scent along with a metallic taste, you might be experiencing signs of hard water. Yuck!

Clogged pipes. This type of water is known for creating issues with plumbing. Overtime, components of hard water can build up and cause plaque. This can lead to heavy blockage, thus restricting the proper flow of water.

Skin aggravation. Once hard water has made its presence in the home, it can begin to affect the family. Whether it’s showering, washing your hands or shaving your legs, the overwhelming amount of minerals can deprive your skin of the necessary moisture it needs. This causes itchiness, flaking and redness, and it can cause irritation of infected skin.

Appliance problems. Scale deposits can wear down appliances over time, ultimately leading to failure. As time goes on, your energy savings go down. Need I say more?

Hard water can ruin a home, but we have a way to fix that.

At Kinetico San Antonio, we recommend installing a water softener to reverse the effects of the low-grade water. Since 1970, our goal has been to provide innovative water systems that solve a plethora of water issues. Water is essential for the human body to function properly, so why treat your home any different?

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