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What To Do When You Have Hard Water

This is a partnered post. I’m sharing this information because I feel it can be useful for those of us with hard water. Wondering what to do when you have hard water? Read below!

The water that comes to your home travels through soil and city filtration facilities before finally making its way through miles of pipelines into your home. During the water’s journey to your home, it’s easy for contaminants to be introduced back into already treated water, whether it’s from corrosion, leaks or breaks in aging infrastructure. This infographic from Hellenbrand shows the journey the water takes before it pours out of the faucet in your home and sheds some light of the signs to look for when you have hard water.

Are you noticing spots on your glasses? Or film on your shower doors? Or build up on your faucets. What to do when you have hard water.

Because water is an everyday essential to life, it’s important to know what it is the water supply. Considering water that enters the wastewater treatment facility is processed and discharged back into the environment 24 hours later, being able to treat the water that enters your home is important.

The city I live in has hard water. If you deal with hard water you know just how difficult it can be. Hard water touches everyone and everything in your home. Trying to keep up with and manage the signs of hard water can become exhausting and downright aggravating. While they say hard water isn’t necessarily a health risk, it is an absolute nuisance around the house.

Are you noticing spots on your glasses? Or film on your shower doors? Or build up on your faucets. What to do when you have hard water.

Hard water interferes with pretty much every single cleaning task around the house. From laundering the clothes and washing the dishes to bathing and personal grooming, if you have hard water, you probably already know it. Clothes laundered in hard water may come out looking dingy and feel scratchy. Dishes and glasses may be spotted when dry, although they are clean. Hard water can cause a film on glass shower doors, shower walls, bathtubs, sinks, and faucets. (Hello faux frosted glass shower doors!)

And let’s face it, hard water is harsh on our water-using appliances. The effects of hard water can be seen and felt around the entire house.

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What do you do when you have hard water

For starters, you don’t HAVE to do anything. But, you’ll probably want to. Living with hard water isn’t easy.

If you decide you want to do something about the hard water issue in your home, your first step is to get a free in-home water analysis. This water analysis will reveal the condition of the water and how best to treat it.

There are many different systems depending on your specific need. You can choose between whole home filtration systems as well as point of use filtration systems. Depending on what’s in your water, you may need additional filtration or even a combination of water treatments to make sure it’s as clean as can be.

What cleaner water does for you and your home:

  • extends the life of your water-using appliances
  • saves up to 70% on soap and water usage
  • makes clothing whiter, brighter and less scratchy, cleaner fixtures, stain-free sinks, tubs and showers
  • gives you softer skin and more manageable hair
  • no more spotty dishes

I’m sold on the idea of not having hard water in my home anymore and have already scheduled my in-home water analysis.

Do you have hard water in your home?


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16 thoughts on “What To Do When You Have Hard Water”

  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    I don’t have hard water now, but I grew up in a house with it. My parents used some kind of water softener and it really helped.

  2. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says:

    Hard water is the worst! We used to have that, and not only did it make our dishes spotty and our clothes kind of “crunchy” feeling, but my hair never felt clean. HATED it!

  3. Kristen says:

    I’ve never had hard water! But now you’re making me want to get an analysis to see, thanks for the information!

  4. Kathy says:

    This is an interesting post. I know hard water can be the worst. Luckily we don’t have hard water here. I hate the way that feels on your hair when taking showers though!

  5. Jeanette says:

    Yes we do! The house we just moved into does not have a water softener so we need to invest in one. My skin is SO dry with hard water.

  6. Pamela K says:

    I’m glad we don’t have this problem where I live.

  7. Tonya says:

    I own a cleaning business and hard water is the worst! Especially when it comes to those shower doors.

  8. Alicia says:

    I didn’t realize all the things hard water does. I’m thankful I don’t have hard water where I live!

  9. valmg @ Mom Knows It All says:

    We don’t have hard water here fortunately, we never have so I don’t know tons and tons about it. It’s great that there are products and services to help people that do deal with it.

  10. Stacey says:

    Last house I lived in had hard water so we bought a water softener. It worked like a charm. I think it’s something really important that not too many people think about.

  11. janis says:

    Hard water can be a big issue. Luckily we don’t have it here, but it’s great that you’ve put up this helpful guide for those who do have it.

  12. Kerri says:

    This is really useful advice. I know I’ve had hard water at other places I’ve lived.

  13. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I had hard water when we first bought this house. I got a water softener and it has made a huge difference.

  14. Amy Desrosiers says:

    My mom has a well and has such bad hard water! It corrodes her sinks and plumbing it is so bad!

  15. Liz Mays says:

    Hard water is great for drinking, but man it makes a lot of buildup in showers, etc. Softened water also makes for great lather!

  16. Kelly Hutchinson says:

    Thank you for the great tips. We do not have hard water (thank goodness) but my friends do. They have the toughest time.

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