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The Simple Facts on Hard Water

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If you’ve never heard of hard water, you might think it’s what happens to water when it turns to ice in winter! But the truth is hard water has nothing to do with ice cubes in your drink or the melting hockey rink around the corner.

 

It’s really about the amount of minerals like calcium and magnesium, as well as trace minerals like iron, manganese and aluminum, that get picked up from nearby lakes and rivers as well as corroded pipes, ending up in the water your drink and use around your home. These elements don’t pose a serious health risk but, over time, they can cause inconvenience and expensive damage to your appliances, pipes and clothing.

 

For instance, hard water can cause your gas water heater to lose efficiency. It can accumulate rock scale in your electric water heater. And it can significantly reduce the flow rate on your showerheads. Hard water may also affect the taste of your drinking water, cause red or brown stains in your toilet boil or sink, clog your pipes, leave spots on your silverware, increase soap scum, and even make your washed clothes wear out faster.

 

So, how do you protect your home and appliances from the damage and inefficiencies caused by hard water?

 

Renting or buying a high-efficiency water softener is an effective and cost-efficient way to improve the water quality in your home. The benefits may include:

 

  • Longer functional life of your dishwasher, pipes and plumbing fixtures
  • More efficient performance of water-consuming equipment like water heaters, humidifiers and dishwashers
  • Water that’s gentler on your skin, hair, dishes and clothes
  • Less energy to operate your water heater and dishwasher

 

To learn more about the benefits of a water softener in your home, book a free, no-obligation consultation with Reliance Home Comfort.

 

To learn more about the benefits of a water softener in your home, book a free, no-obligation consultation with Reliance Home Comfort.

 

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  • Robert Martin March 16, 2017, 7:23 pm

    interested in water softener

    • admin March 17, 2017, 12:52 pm

      Thanks Robert. Please book your appointment online or contact us anytime at 1-866-RELIANCE.

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