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effects of hard waterAny family with more than two people knows that doing laundry can be a real chore. It seems like you just get caught up, and then there’s another pile already building. Add that to hard water keeping your clothes from truly getting clean, and you have a real headache. Let’s take a look at what can be done to help alleviate the situation.

 

Where is hard water found?

Hard water is common in many areas of the country. In fact, some statistics estimate that it is found in as much as 85 percent of the U.S. With numbers like this, it’s highly likely that you, or someone you know, have hard water.

 

Common effects of hard water

If it’s so prevalent, what’s the big fuss all about? The short answer is that the effects of hard water are numerous and can be troublesome for both homeowners and the home itself. Just take a look at a few of the most frequently observed results of having hard water:

 

  • Water spots on dishes and silverware
  • Mineral buildup in pipes, appliances, and on bathroom surfaces
  • Stains on toilets, showers, and tubs
  • Dry, itchy skin and dry, brittle hair

 

Effects of hard water on cleaning and laundry

When it comes to your favorite household chores, cleaning and laundry (yeah, right!), hard water works against you. Your white clothes will not come out looking like the picture above, and the darker colors won’t be as bright as they should be either.

 

Every day cleaning takes longer and requires more effort, which interferes with what you REALLY want to do instead of chores. In addition, more detergent or soap is needed to get the job done, which doesn’t help the household budget.

 

How to combat the effects of hard water

So, what’s a body to do? The easiest way to get rid of hard water is to purchase and install a water softener. That way, the water gets treated as soon as it enters the home and there’s no chance for it to have all those negative effects mentioned above.

 

If you live in an area where traditional salt-based water softeners are restricted, we have the perfect eco-friendly water softening solution – the Portable Exchange Tank System. Water is treated off-site at a specialized facility and under controlled conditions. It is then brought to your home in portable tanks, installed by our technicians, and maintained by us. When the tanks are empty, we simply exchange them for full ones. Now, THIS is water softening made easy! Give us a call and you’ll be enjoying the benefits of soft water in no time!