Do you live in an area with hard water? Often hard water is considered bad, but it is still perfectly safe. Hard water results from high levels of calcium and magnesium in your water supply. It is the most common water problem. Hard water is not dangerous to drink, but it does come with its own set of problems.
1. Build Up- The excess of minerals in hard water can cause it to leave lime scale residue that builds up in your plumbing. This build-up can clog pipes or make them narrower, which can affect performance.
2. Not as Much Heat- The build-up of lime scale can make it harder for heat to transfer into the water with your water heater. This means the water heater will have to expend more energy to heat your water. Additionally, this build-up can form on the bottom of the water heater and cover the heating device which may also minimize the water heater’s effectiveness and might lead to costly repairs.
3. Not So Clean- Hard Water will not work up a lather with soap the way soft water does due to those extra minerals. This means it does not clean as well, and you end up having to use more soap!
4. Spots, Spots, Spots- If you notice lots of white “spots” or “film” on your fixtures, glassware, shower doors and elsewhere, this may mean you have a hard water problem.
If you want to know for sure if you have hard water, Frisbees offers free hard water testing in our Showroom. Just bring us a sample!