It’s something we take for granted: turning on the tap and having clean, drinkable water flow out. But have you ever stopped to think about the effects hard water – the water most commonly found in our homes – has on our plumbing and appliances? In the long run, not considering the impact of hard water can give you a nasty shock when it comes to your wallet. In this blog post, we’ll cover the damaging effects hard water can have on our plumbing systems and appliances, and how a water softener can help you save money, time and effort by protecting your home from its devastating effects.
Hard water is considered anything with a high mineral content, particularly calcium and magnesium. These minerals are picked up from the soil after the water has travelled through and are considered harmless for drinking. However, scale build-up from these minerals are known to clog pipes and affect the performance of appliances such as washing machines, dishwashers and water heaters, leading to premature or costly repairs. Not to mention the efficiency of the appliance is compromised with hard water, leading to higher energy bills.
But all is not lost! Keep reading to find out how a water softener could be the saving grace for your home’s plumbing system and appliances.