There is a host of homes that have hard water issues, and many people can recognize the signs of it. Crust buildup on the faucets and pipes, spotty dishes after being cleaned in the dishwasher, soap scum around the sinks, bathtubs and showers, and so on. In an effort to remedy the ill-effects of hardwater that impacts cleaning, hair, skin, and even cooking, many homeowners turn to water softening systems. Where most can see the benefits immediately of having the water softener, there a few who still see the water spots on surfaces including in the shower, along the faucets, on cutlery, and other dishware. As a result, some are asking why they see the water spots when they believed it derived of hard water. Today, we at AAA Water Team would like to share why you may still see those water spots even with your beneficial water softener treatment system.
Causes of Cloudy Water or White Chalky Film Residue Buildup
When it comes to seeing the water spots on varied surfaces, there could be a few culprits causing it and we have listed the most common reasons below.
1) Excessive Number of Dissolved Solids in the Water. Water softener systems significantly reduce minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and iron in the water, but it is not designed to reduce the dissolved solids. The solids are organic and inorganic matter; agricultural runoff is an example. Additional solids could be from other solids from metals and minerals. Should this be the problem, you can get a meter to test the amount of total dissolved solids in your water to determine the extent of the issue. Or a specialist from AAA Water Team can be perform a water test on and help you find the most optimal solution to enhance the quality of your water.
2) Sodium Content in the Water Softener System Contributing to Water Spots. There are countless models of water softeners that replace the hard minerals with sodium ions. If the water softener is replacing a lot of hard minerals with ion these sodium ions can be high. As such a lot of sodium ion is put into your water in order to remove the minerals. After the dishes, vehicles, faucets, and other such surfaces have been cleaned, the sodium residue easily wipes off. Sodium residue is the better alternative on your appliances, dishware, and surfaces than the white residue that is typically associated with hard water. The good news is that you can take care of the spotting by spending a bit more time hand drying your surfaces or cutlery after it has been washed.
Water Softening Systems & More in Golden Gate Estates, Naples, Cape Coral, Fort Myers & Lehigh Acres, Florida
There are more such instances that can create the water spots on the assortment of surfaces with a water softener, but it is important for folks to understand it is not the hard water mineral deposits that expedite the deterioration and make them look dull and worn. Investing in a water softener has countless benefits that many people notice immediately and as time progresses. If you are interested in learning about a water softener treatment system for your home, call AAA Water Team today and let our experts assist you.