Have you noticed a large amount of soap scum buildup in your bathroom? Do you feel residue on your hands after washing?
If so, you may be a victim of hard water. Don’t worry; you aren’t alone nearly 90% of homes in America experience hard water.
The US Department of the Interior considers water hard when it contains high levels of dissolved minerals, specifically both calcium and magnesium. These minerals can build up in your pipes over time leading to severe damage and decreased water pressure.
In this article, we’ll dive into four hard water solutions you can put to use today to help solve your hard water issue.
Let’s get started.
Hard water, although safe to consume, poses a threat to the life of your pipes, water heater, and appliances. Let’s check out some steps you can take to alleviate your hard water issue.
The first step many homes take after realizing they have hard water is to invest in a softener or descaler. A softener, installed at your water source, removes the buildup of mineral present in the water using a complex, ion exchange process.
As water flows through the water softener, the deposits become trapped inside. In turn, softer water flows out, protecting your appliances and pipes, downstream.
Thankfully, removing soap scum and build up is easy to do and you most likely have the solution in your cupboard: vinegar. Safely remove buildup by soaking your appliances and drains with vinegar.
Calcium, the main component of hard water buildup, reacts with vinegar and dissolves soap scup and deposits within an hour, just be sure to keep up with it regularly. Vinegar also is great at killing mold and bacteria, that’s a win-win.
If you’re a blonde, you know first hand the damage that hard water has on your hair color, but it can also impede on how clean your hair and body is getting. You’ll notice it is hard to get hard water to sud up when using soap. Switching to hard water specific shampoos and soaps can help with the cleaning effectiveness, hair color issue, and soap scum buildup you’re experiencing.
Hard water makes it harder for your laundry machine to remove stains. Simply changing your detergent to a hard-water-friendly detergent will help get your clothes cleaner.
If you’ve tried these solutions before and need something more permanent and long-term, then consider installing a customized water filtration system is your deluxe hard water solution, guaranteed to fix your problems whether it be just from hard water, or another underlying issue.
Water is important to a household; it touches everything from our bodies to our cars to our pets and clothes. Making sure your water is safe should be a priority.
Purity Bay and our certified water specialists dedicate ourselves to ensuring your water is safe and healthy. We provide hard water solutions customizable to your needs.
Contact us today to see how we can help you feel confident about your home’s water.