If you live in the Palmdale area, you may have seen the signs of hard water throughout your home. For example, you may notice small specks of minerals floating in your drinking glass, and you may have trouble keeping the glass shower doors free of residue. Of course, these are only a few of the many ways that hard water can affect your home.
In fact, hard water can wreak havoc on your plumbing system and may lead to the need for repairs. That said, here are some important facts about this “unwanted guest” to know:
What Every Homeowner Needs to Know About Hard Water
What is Hard Water?
All water contains trace amounts of minerals and other natural elements, but hard water has a higher concentration of heavier elements. Some of the more common minerals found in hard water are magnesium and calcium. These are natural minerals that will not generally affect your health negatively when they are consumed. However, they can build up in your pipes and cause significant damage.
What Can Hard Water Do to Your Pipes?
When hard water buildup is significant in your pipes, water flow is restricted. This increases the water pressure in the pipes and can eventually lead to a rupture. Also, this buildup affects all of your water-based appliances and your hot water heater, ultimately shortening their lifespan.
You may see some buildup around your faucets and showerheads, but this may be minimal to the accumulation that is scaling your pipes, water heater, and other equipment.
Have Your Plumbing Fixtures or Pipes Been Affected by Hard Water?
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