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Long-Term Effects of Poor Water Quality


In the midst of pandemic life, we’re all washing our hands more often and paying closer attention to personal space and good hygiene. But with the increased pressure to keep our hands clean, you may have noticed that your skin feels drier than ever.

What’s up with that?

Can hard water cause health problems?

Hard water can dry out your skin because it strips your skin of its natural moisture. The good news is that drinking hard water isn’t dangerous (though there are exceptions to this). Hard water is caused by dissolved minerals in the water supply, giving your home’s water supply a metallic taste.

Poor water quality caused by hard water can dry out your skin and aggravate preexisting skin conditions such as psoriasis or eczema, but compared to the harm it can cause to your major systems and appliances, these could be minor concerns.

Poor Water Quality and Your Water Heater

Your water heater provides all the hot water you use in your home–from bathing to cooking to doing the laundry, our homes require hot water every single day. But for homes in Idaho Falls and the surrounding areas, hard water can cause major problems for your water heater.

Minerals deposits can form inside the tank of your water heater and cause a buildup that makes your water heater work harder to heat the water your family requires. In tankless water heaters, increased scale buildup can block the heating element and reduce your water heater’s ability to heat water—adding up to a costly repair or replacement.

Call Advanced Home Services for Water Treatment Solutions

Regular maintenance and cleaning are required to prevent mineral buildup in water heaters. White or yellow deposits on your faucets and other fixtures are a good indicator that you have hard water. Contact our team online or by phone at 208-745-9406 to speak to an expert about the best options for your situation.

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