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Chalky white residue on your sinks. Dishes that never seem to really get clean. Dry hair, skin, and nails. Do these issues sound familiar? If so, you may have hard water.

Water that is “hard” has more minerals in it compared to “soft” water — particularly calcium and magnesium. The presence of these minerals in your water can cause many different issues, but luckily, this is a repairable problem. With a water softening solution, you can get the clean, “soft” water you need to be healthy and comfortable.

Signs of Hard Water

Hard water can be difficult to spot in some cases. The best way to know for sure if you have hard water is to have your water supply tested by a professional.

However, the harder your water is, the more obvious it will be. The signs of hard water are often visual. One of the most common signs is the white, powdery residue that hard water creates on skin, hair, dishes, appliances, counters, and more. Your tap water may also appear cloudy and could have a strange taste to it.

Effects of Hard Water

If you have hard water, you should have it fixed as soon as possible. While hard water is not always necessarily dangerous, it can cause a range of issues for you and your home. Over time, hard water can damage your appliances and fixtures. Drinking and bathing with hard water is certainly not good for you either and can impact your health and appearance.

If you notice the following issues, hard water may be the cause:

  • Film on your dishes, plumbing fixtures, appliances, skin, and hair
  • Odd-tasting tap water
  • Clogged sinks and shower faucets
  • Dry skin and dull hair, especially after showering
  • Low water pressure
  • High energy costs
  • Appliance issues

Hard Water Solutions

There are many ways to soften water. Your water supply can be treated, or filters can be installed to soften water before it goes through your pipes and faucets.

At Moe Plumbing Services, we generally use reverse osmosis to soften water. This method has proved effective at creating clean, fresh water for many of our customers. For more information about reverse osmosis and advice on fixing your hard water problems, contact us today. We can test your water and provide effective solutions.

Do you need the assistance of an experienced plumber? Call (818) 396-8002 or send us a message today to schedule an appointment.