How to Fix Hard Water in Your Shower

May 24, 2022 shower hardwater

Many San Antonio residents can attest to the fact that our city has hard water. The evidence is all around us – from soap scum in the shower to damp-smelling towels. You may wonder: is there no way to find relief?

Kinetico SA is here to help solve the problem of showering with hard water once and for all. There are a few DIY methods any homeowner can take to eliminate some of the issues associated with hard water showers. Read on to learn how you can make your shower experience more pleasant and say goodbye to hard water forever.

What is Hard Water

When people refer to water as “hard,” that is in reference to the number of mineral deposits present in it. Municipal water is “hard” when it contains a high amount of calcium and magnesium. After washing with hard water, your skin and hair can feel dry and itchy. Also, because of its mineral content, hard water suppresses soap’s ability to lather, resulting in soap scum build-up in your shower and tub.

While it’s not hazardous to your health, living in a home with hard water can make house cleaning and personal hygiene a pain. The good news is, there are ways to solve the soap scum build-up and itchy scalp problems associated with hard water. Reach out to Kinetico to learn what you can do for your home.

Signs You Have Hard Water

Hard water deposits are hard to miss once you start spotting them around your home. The bad news is that hard water can show up in more places than just clouding your glassware. Here are more common signs of hard water:

  • Calcium build-up around faucets
  • Water spots on shower doors
  • Dingy-looking or scratchy clothing
  • Low water pressure in your shower
  • Limp, itchy hair
  • Dry skin

Even though hard water in your home is not harmful to your health, it can wear out your clothing, irritate your skin and make cleaning a real headache. Read on to learn about some steps you can take if you struggle with the effects of hard water in your shower.

Quick Fixes for Water Softening

One of the most convenient ways to battle hard water in your shower is by purchasing a shower filter. While these filters can remove chlorine and other harsh contaminants from the water, they are not as effective as a whole-home water softener. The fact remains that eventually, your home’s hard water will wear that filter out in less than a year.

Another popular solution for getting clean with hard water is using bath salts or baking soda when you bathe. But then of course, with this solution, you’d be taking a bath not a shower, so this option is not suitable for everyone. For a long-term effective solution, and to banish hard water from your shower routine forever, you need a water softener from Kinetico SA.

Your Water Softener Shower Solution

With a hard water softener for your shower from Kinetico, you can finally enjoy the benefits of soft water. Your skin and hair will feel cleaner and your water pressure won’t become restricted due to build-up. In addition to a more satisfying shower, your bathroom will also stay cleaner for longer, since soft water rinses more thoroughly than hard water.

Aside from the advantages of soft water in your shower, the rest of your home will also benefit when you choose to invest in a water softener. Enjoy less frequent plumbing repairs, fresher feeling laundry and increased longevity of your appliances. For more information about investing in a water softener for your home, reach out to our team today.

Call on Kinetico

If you’re tired of showering with hard water and are ready to transform your home’s water supply, we’re here for you. For more information or to schedule your water softener installation, reach out to the team at Kinetico SA. Contact us today!

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