You may have heard from others around you that they fight with hard water in their homes all of the time. Hard water can actually create a number of problems for your home. It can force your appliances to work harder, make your home look not quite as clean as it could be, and ensure you consume more energy than your neighbors every single day. It’s certainly a problem you want to correct with the right water softener, but aside from having it tested, how can you tell if you actually have hard water? This quick guide can help.
You Know You Have Hard Water If . . .
- There are spots on dishes and glasses when dry. Whether you pull them out of the dishwasher and they’re spotty or you stick them in the drainer to dry overnight and when you wake up, they’re covered in spots, hard water is notorious for leaving behind little tell-tale spots that you just can’t seem to get rid of.
- You find film on shower walls and doors. Hard water leaves minerals behind wherever it goes, and for many, that means they find a disgusting film on the shower or bathtub, no matter how often they seem to clean.
- Dirty clothes, even after a good wash. Problem hard water may mean dingy, dull, or even stained clothes, despite your best efforts to clean them. Unfortunately, there can be iron deposits in hard water, and that may mean that you just can’t get those filthy clothes clean.
- A skyrocketing hot water bill. If it seems like your hot water heater is just working too hard, it probably is. Mineral deposits tend to build up in harder water, and as a result, a hot water heater just can’t do its job quite as effectively, and that may not only mean a higher bill in the short term, but an appliance replacement in your near future.
Hard water can wreak havoc on your life and cost you more than it should. If you’re concerned that you may have hard water in your home, contact us today for a free test and the best water softener in the business.