What is Hard Water

Floridians know, nothing beats the water. With great access to both oceans and rivers, we are able to enjoy a wide variety of outdoor water activities. However, there is one kind of water that no Floridian enjoys; hard water. Enemy to all and understood by few, hard water leaves faucets and silverware unsightly and can be a pain to remove. Knowing what causes hard water stains, as well as what hard water is, can help homeowners figure out what their best course of action should be to deal with this common household problem.

What is Hard Water?

It is not uncommon to hear people complain about hard water stains, however, few know what hard water actually is. Simply put, hard water is any water that has a high mineral content. Water usually gains these minerals when flowing from the surface into aquifers. During this time, it absorbs minerals such as calcium, manganese and magnesium carbonate. While these minerals are not harmful to the water we drink, they can still be problematic for homeowners.

What Problems Does Hard Water Cause?

There are a wide variety of issues caused by hard water. Most notable are the stains. Hard water is any neat-freak’s nightmare, leaving ugly stains that most cleaning products are useless against it. Anyone who has ever used a dishwasher in Florida knows, even when their silverware is “clean”, hard water stains can leave it looking dingy and embarrassing. Also, any clothes washed in hard water are often left looking dull and feeling scratchy. Worse than that, the minerals can build up in pipes, causing plumbing problems such as reduced water flow, clogs and increased stress in people and fixtures.

So, not only will hard water leave your house looking messy, it can also lead to costly repairs.

Solutions for Hard Water

Water conditioning products are available to help deal with mild hard water, the most comprehensive solution is to install of water softener system.

Contact one of our skilled technicians at Climate Design to address all of your plumbing issues!