17 Sep Could you have a “hard water” problem?
Dull, cloudy glassware. Clogged shower heads. Tub and sink stains. Dry, itchy skin. Brittle hair. Stiff laundry. Poor appliance performance. Soap that just won’t lather. You’ve tried cleaning products, detergents, moisturizers and conditioners – but nothing seems to help.
Sound familiar? You probably have hard water .
Hard water contains high levels of magnesium and calcium and is a common problem in both rural and municipally-treated water. These minerals leave whitish scale deposits on your appliances, sinks, clothing and skin that commonly cause stains and dry skin. As scale deposits build up inside water heaters, it takes longer and longer to heat water, resulting in higher energy bills.
Thankfully, a water softener can easily remove these minerals through ion exchange. As water passes through the system, undesired “hard” ions are exchanged with soft ones. Installed on the main water line, softeners allow your family to enjoy fresh, soft water – from the kitchen tap and dishwasher, all the way to the shower.
Water tip: How to get rid of pesky hard water stains
Until you invest in a softener, you can remove water stains with lemon or vinegar. The acid in these common ingredients naturally breaks down mineral deposits, allowing you to polish glassware, sinks and tubs.