Hard water is a problem for millions of homes across the country. It is not a direct threat to your health, but it can wreak havoc on your plumbing system. The best way to deal with a hard water issue is to install a whole-house water softener in your home. Read on to find out more about the signs that you need a water softener.
The big issue with hard water is that if causes the formation of lime scale. As the water flows over a surface, it will gradually deposit small amounts of minerals onto it. Over time, these minerals grow into lime scale, which is large enough to restrict the flow of water through the pipes in your plumbing system.
Lime scale doesn’t just form in pipes, though. It will form anywhere that is frequently exposed to hard water over a long period of time. Look at your bathtub, faucets, and showers for signs of lime scale. It looks like a white, chalky substance. If you find lime scale in these areas, you absolutely need a water softener to help deal with the scale in the pipes. Which brings us to the second sign…
Loss of Water Pressure
The more lime scale builds up in your plumbing system, the more it will restrict the flow of water through your pipes. This will cause a loss of water pressure over time. If your water pressure seems to be gradually dropping, it could mean that you have advanced lime scale buildup in your pipes. Have a professional examine your plumbing system to make sure. If that is the case, you’ll need a water softener installed to permanently fix the problem.
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