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.
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.
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.
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?