There are some people in certain areas of the country that consider sitting on a frozen lake and fishing through a hole to be fun. We’re not here to judge anyone or their hobbies, of course, but it’s a pretty foreign concept for those of us living in sunny California. So why do we mention this niche pastime? Because those individuals affectionately refer to the ice they fish through as “hard water.”
The hard water you might experience in your home isn’t something you’ll be quite as affectionate toward.
Today, we’ll talk about hard water in this context. What it is, why it’s a problem, and what you can do about it. The good news is that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away, and they’re available to help you solve problems like hard water in your home. So let us know if your water is hard or if any other water quality issues in Corona are giving you trouble.
No, Not Hard Like Ice
Hard water means water that has a high mineral content. That mineral content leads to hardness, and that hardness leads to a lot of problems that leave homeowners yearning for softer water. So what type of mineral content are we talking about here? Typically, hard water is going to have high concentrations of magnesium and calcium, among others.
Why is this a problem, you might be wondering? It’s not as though dissolved minerals are going to make you or your loved ones ill the way that bacteria in the water might, right? Well, sure—but that doesn’t mean that is in any way desirable!
The Problems Caused By Hard Water
Hard water can leave very ugly buildup on your plumbing fixtures. Have you ever seen that white and green goop on drains or faucets and wondered what it was? That’s the result of hard water, is what it is! You don’t want that in your home. And not only because it’s ugly to look at.
Remember, what you’re seeing on your drains and your faucets can also be present inside your drains, and that can lead to a lot of problems. It can throw pressure in the system off, it can lead to clogs, and more.
Plus, those dissolved minerals in the water make cleaning a real chore. Your linens may take on a yellow hue, the layer of scum on your shower door may make it more difficult to get clean, and even washing soap and shampoo off of your body and out of your hair can be tougher with hard water. Deposits in appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and water heaters can also negatively affect their performance quality.
So sure, you can live with hard water. But let us ask you this—why would you choose to? Our team can outfit your home with a great water softener in no time, so be sure to reach out to us if you’re concerned about hard water in your home.