Negative Effects of Hard Water on You and Your Home

Living with hard water can make many aspects of your life more difficult than they have to be. Many people have hard water coming into their home who do not realize that they can have a water softener system installed to improve their overall quality of life. The following guide walks you through a few of the negative effects hard water has on your body and your home.

Itchy, Dry Skin

When you use hard water to wash your body in a bath or shower, mineral deposits can settle on your skin. These deposits dry out your skin and can cause them to become dry and itchy. A water softener system will break down these minerals so that the water cascades down your body without depositing as many minerals onto your skin.

Dry Hair

When the deposits in hard water settle onto your hair follicles, they suck out the moisture in your strands, leaving them dry and brittle. While a deep conditioning mask may help your hair for a short period of time. After a few washes, your hair will look the same way it did before you conditioned it. Softer water allows your hair follicles to absorb the moisture they need to stay shiny and full.

Spotty Dishes

Spots often form on dishes that are washed with hard water, because hard water contains large amounts of calcium. When the water is heated to wash the dishes, the calcium separates from the water and sticks to dishes, creating a scale-like substance that looks like spots. Once you have a water softener system installed, you should no longer see spots on your dishes after washing them.

Soap Scum Buildup

When you use hard water to shower, it can directly affect your body and hair, but it can also affect the surfaces within the shower. Like the scale that develops on the dishes, soap scum occurs when hard water is heated up and the calcium separates from the water and sticks to the walls and doors around it. Once you start showering in soft water, you should notice a significant decrease in the amount of soap scum that develops in your shower.

If you have noticed all or some of these issues at your home, it is important to hire a professional contractor, like Albert Soft Water, to install a water softener system in your home as soon as possible. The system takes care of all of the hard work for you. The company will install the system required to soften the water and walk you through how to use the system properly.