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Why is Hard Water a Problem?

You might not think that it’s a problem at first, but there are a couple of reasons why hard water causes issues. That’s why you need to have a serious chat with your local Calgary plumber about your options for solutions to your hard water dilemma.

Common Problems of Hard Water

One of the biggest reasons hard water is such a problem is its reaction to cleaning products, how it creates soap build-up, and how it wears fixtures and appliances down much faster than soft water. The most common problems associated with hard water include:

  • Scale build-up within water supply pipes, which restricts water flow
  • Scale and film build-up on tiles and fixtures
  • Scale deposits shorten the lifespan of water heaters
  • Spots or film on “clean” dishes and glasses
  • Less effective at washing clothes, due to lack of suds
  • Increased wear on clothes during washing

The Effects of Hard Water on Plumbing

It’s important to know that the build-up caused by hard water on fixtures is only a part of the problems it causes. That’s because the minerals in hard water also cause build-up within your pipes, appliances, and fixtures over time. It’s the build-up that we can’t see that’s the serious problem.

These build-ups can cause many problems, including reduced water flow, clogs, and increased stress on pipes, fixtures, and appliances. Plus, the build-up on the interiors of your appliances can cause them to operate at a lower level of efficiency and wear down much faster. Thus, if you’ve got hard water, you’re going to have to deal with your fixtures and appliances operating less efficiently over time and have to deal with frequent repairs and, possibly, replacements.

If you’ve got hard water, it’s a serious problem where you need to talk to a Calgary plumber about your potential solutions. For those looking for a solution to their hard water problems, Westhills has you covered. Give us a call today!

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