Hard Water & Problem Water Concerns
As water passes through the ground, it picks up minerals as it passes through rock, sand and soil. Hard Water is high in mineral salts, especially calcium and magnesium ions.
Problem Water is identified as water with high chlorine levels, acidity, iron or harsh effects of sulfur. These can all factor in the smell, taste and feel of your home’s water as well and long-lasting physical changes to faucets, fixtures, sinks and tubs.
Some Common Effects of Hard & Problem Water
- Clogged pipes and reduced water flow.
- Iron & rust stains in toilets & sinks.
- Blue-Green Acid stains on fixtures drains.
- Scale accumulated on tile, bath/kitchen fixtures & leaves glasses spotted.
- Hair is left looking dull and limp & skin dry
- More soaps & detergents used for cleaning
- Harsh minerals & chemicals reduce the life of appliances, clothes etc...
Even though other minerals exist in hard water, it's the calcium and magnesium that create problems. When heated, these minerals precipitate out of water and encrust themselves onto items as "scale" or mineral deposits, affecting the performance of household appliances. These scale mineral deposits are unsightly in bathrooms and kitchens, and they're challenging to remove. Soaps and detergents lather poorly in hard water, so we tend to use more, resulting in a soapy film or scum residue, not to mention having to spend more money on cleaning supplies more often.
The bad odor, the hazy look of too much sediment in the water are just some of the symptoms of problem water, most often associated with well water, but no stranger to municipal water either.
Does this sound like your home? Not sure what your family is bathing in?
Call your local Culligan Man today to schedule a Free In-Home Water Analysis! It’s the easiest way to make sure your home’s water is the best it can be. Your Culligan Man can customize a system to treat the specific taste, odor, look, feel and quality of the water unique to your state, region or even neighborhood!