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Is Hard Water Damaging Your Appliances?

faucet covered with hard water scale

Did you even know there is such a thing as “hard water?” You might be thinking, “how is that possible, water is quite soft?” Well, we’re not necessarily talking about water being “hard to the touch,” but your water might contain an unhealthy amount of minerals that are wreaking havoc on your appliances.

What Is Hard Water?

Hard water is water that has a higher-than-average mineral count. These minerals can cause deposits in your plumbing lines and on your appliances which can cause them to wear out quickly and break down over time.

So, what does hard water look like?

Some signs of hard water include stains in your sinks, build up around faucets, spots on dishes and calcium or limescale build up in your dishwasher or washing machine.

How Does Hard Water Affect Our Appliances?

Build up (also called mineral deposits) restricts water flow in the plumbing of your home’s appliances causing your appliances to work harder and require more power to operate. This can lead to a shortened lifespan and lots of repairs along the way.

How To Prevent Hard Water

One of the most common weapons to fight hard water is a water softening system, also known as a water conditioner. This system often contains two compartments: a mineral tank and a brine tank.

In simple terms, a water softening system filters and cleans the water before it reaches your appliances so that they’re not subject to harmful mineral deposits.

Ready to start fighting back against hard water? We’re here to help! GiveTri-city appliance a call today to learn all about our water softening systems or to schedule an appointment.