If you live in Toronto, you probably have a hard water supply to your home. And this hard water is perhaps the reason for many nuisance problems in your home and your health. Hard water can negatively impact the quality of your life and the health of your plumbing system. Want to know more? Here are the most common hard water problems you may face in your life and home.
1) Scale Buildup on Plumbing Fixtures and Appliances
Hard water consists of calcium and magnesium. Over time, these minerals can start accumulating on the surfaces of your plumbing system and start forming fish-like scales on the surface. If the scaling is not treated on time, it can even cause clogs due to excessive mineral buildup within the plumbing system. This can also give your drinking water a foul taste.
2) Dry Skin and Hair
Apart from being bad for your plumbing system, hard water is also bad for your skin and hair due to the excess calcium and magnesium present in it. Hard water problems on your body include dry and chapped skin and slimy and brittle hair. If you think you have consistent dry skin or face a hair fall issue, your water source is the likely reason.
3) Faded Clothes
One of the most common and annoying hard water problems is that it can be bad for your clothes. Who knew the water would be bad for clothes, right? The harsh nature of hard water effectively strips the colour away from the clothes’ threads at a much faster rate than usual, making them fade after only a few cycles of washes. Plus, hard water can also make your clothes feel scratchy, which makes it worse for your skin.
4) Stained Sinks and Bathtubs
Do you have to scrub your bathtub and sinks often because they start forming stains? It is probably due to hard water and not your soap. Sure, these stains are easy to clean off, but they make your sinks and bathtubs look and feel dirty, and over time, they can damage the smooth surface of the tub and sinks.
5) Spotty Utensils
Like sinks and bathtubs, hard water can also make your utensils like dishes and glasses look dirty. This is especially true if your utensils are made of glass as it makes your glass utensils look cloudy. You may also start seeing specks or streaks on your glass utensils due to hard water.
Hard water problems are common, but they are easy to deal with. All you have to do is contact LG Home Comfort. We offer the best water softening solutions consisting of industry-leading devices that soften the water by neutralizing calcium and magnesium through a process called ion exchange. Contact us now if you want to soften your water, get rid of dry skin and hair fall, and save your plumbing system.