5 Ways to Tell You Have Hard Water

“Hard water” might sound like an ominous water quality issue to have, but it usually has no bearing on one’s health. However, it could wreak havoc for your plumbing system if you let it go on for too long. Hard water just means there are extra minerals in your water, like calcium and magnesium, that can get left behind in pipes and plumbing fixtures over time. This can lead to unexpected plumbing replacements, at a cost of hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Get hard water under control by paying attention to the signs and calling a plumber for water softener installation.

  • Soap Scum: Hard water’s minerals actually prevent soap from lathering, which means more soap scum is left behind in the bathtub or after a load of laundry. This may also explain why people with hard water notice that hair feels brittle after shampooing.
  • Dish Spots: After you do a load of dishes, you may notice excessive water spots on your glassware. This is a common indication of hard water.
  • White or Yellow Residue on Faucets and Drains: The minerals in hard water get left behind as white or yellow deposits that may be noticeable around faucets or drains. This is also known as scaling.
  • Noises from the Water Heater: A rumbling noise from your water heater or boiler may indicate that scale is sloshing around in the tank.
  • Low Water Pressure: This could be due to any of several issues. But if low water pressure is a result of a restriction in the pipes due to mineral buildup, the problem is already severe. Call a plumber to address this issue ASAP.

When you get in touch with the experts at Advanced Home Services, they can help you solve any issues with poor water quality throughout your plumbing system. Call us for water testing and water treatment system installation in Rigby, ID today!