At Progressive Water Solutions LLC, we have over 30 years of experience in the water treatment industry, and one of the most common problems that we help our clients with is hard water. To put it simply, hard water contains a high concentration of minerals such as calcium and magnesium, and this high mineral content leads to a number of problems, including scale buildup on your fixtures or in your pipes, difficulty in dissolving soap and keeping clothes clean, and more. Fortunately, you can prevent these problems by using water softeners, which contain chemicals that will neutralize the excess calcium and magnesium ions. If you notice any of these things happening in your home, it’s highly likely that you need a water softener, and we encourage you to give us a call to find out more.
- Scale Buildup- Scale is a chalky substance made of calcium and magnesium bicarbonate, and its presence on your faucets and other fixtures is a sure sign that you need to soften your water. These mineral deposits can build up on the inside of your pipes as well as the outside, blocking the flow of water and potentially causing serious damage if not addressed.
- Dingy Clothes and Linens- Another sign that you most likely need a water softener is your clothes or linens looking faded or dingy. This happens because the calcium and other minerals in the water get into the fibers, making the fabric look dirty, and the mineral particles can make the fabric feel scratchy and uncomfortable as well.
- Brittle Glassware- A third symptom of hard water is stained or excessively brittle glassware. The minerals in hard water can leave unsightly stains on your glasses, making them look dirty, and the mineral deposits can also make the glass weaker and more prone to breaking. There are ways to remove these stains, but the best way to prevent them is to use high-quality water softeners.