Hard water is defined as the number of dissolved minerals present in the water. Hard water is high in dissolved minerals such as calcium and magnesium. When hard water is heated, the calcium carbonate solidifies and leaves residue and deposits. Since it is high in dissolved minerals, mineral buildup on plumbing fixtures, tubs, hair, skin, are very likely. It also prevents soap and detergent from performing effectively.
Hard water has many other disadvantages such as having a strange odor/taste, clogging pipes, laundry issues, appliance wear-and-tear, and much more. In my opinion, the biggest burden of hard water is it’s overall ineffectiveness.
Some Signs of Hard Water Include:
- Marks of soap scum and lime
- Watermarks on faucets
- Your clothes are becoming dingy or fade quickly
- Your water has a certain taste or smell
- Your skin and hair feel dry after showering
- You have low water pressure
What is a Water Softener System?
Kleenatap’s Whole House System magnetizes the flowing fluid and disrupts the natural bonding of water molecules. Thus, altering the structure of the scale-forming minerals. Water regains its solvency and will not allow the minerals to form crystals or scale. This means a softer and safer household water supply.
Hard Water Can Cost You
Living in a house with hard water can be costly for many reasons.
- Hard water reduces the energy efficiency of your water heater. Over time, hard water leaves behind scale deposits which steadily coat the inside of the water heater.
- Your appliances are not lasting as long as they should. If you have hard water, you can expect to lose 30% to 50% of an appliance's projected lifespan.
- Your soap and other personal care items are not as effective.
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Cleaning Supplies, Personal Care Items, Etc.
Whether it’s shampoo, dish soap, laundry soap, or other products, hard water works counterintuitively against them. Your products are less effective when paired with hard water. Thus, you most likely will need a higher quantity to get the job done. You can save up to $500/year and waste a lot less by installing a water softener.
As mentioned above, hard water can do some serious damage to your appliances and pipes. The average dishwasher is meant to last 10 years. With hard water it is likely only to have a 7 year lifespan. This also goes for your washing machine, toilet, faucets, etc. Avoid repairs and replacements with soft water. You can save anywhere from $90-$500/year by switching.
Gas and Energy Usage
Protect your water heated from hard water damage. This can save you up to $80/year.
Hard water is likely sabotaging your laundry. Whites can become dingy and colors can fade fast. Your washables will also become weak and stiff over time. You can save anywhere from $100-$300/year.
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