Hard water is different in all areas of the country. It all depends on where you live and the amount of calcium and minerals in the land around where your local water is coming from. Hard water can cause a plethora of problems and can be no fun when trying deal with. What do you need to know about hard water? When the water in your area runs through the earth it collects sediment from the soil and rock it passes through. The amount of sediment is collects won’t all make it to your tap water but you can rest assured that some will be there. This is what makes the water hard.
Water Hardness Test; Check for Signs of Hard Water
Can you tell if you have hard water? There are some ways that you can tell if you have hard water, but having a professional test the water to determine the amount of sediment can let you know for sure. Some signs that you have hard water is lime scale build up on the drains and faucets. This can look like white crust on areas that the water pools up or comes out of. Dry skin is another sign that you may have hard water. When you shower or wash your hands with the tap water it can make your skin feel dried out. The hard water makes it more difficult for the soaps to wash off your body and can cause your skin to be irritated. You can also tell how much the hard water might be effecting you and your home if there are red or brown colored stains on the sinks and tubs. If you start to notice any of these happening to you, you can be sure that you have hard water.
Professional Water Filtration & Softening Systems in Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres
Is there anything you can do? Deciding what you want to do to correct hard water can depend on what bothers you the most about it. Do you hate the way it makes your skin feel? Do you hate that your laundry feels a little hard, or is the taste of the hard water what you hate most. If it is the taste of the water that you hate you can have a water filtration system installed that can clean the water and make it better for drinking. If you want to correct all the other things about your hard water you may need to have a to a whole home water softening treatment system. If you are ready to get rid of your hard water call AAA Water Team for a consultation and estimate.