The pitfalls of hard water are not simply rusty sink fixtures and water stains on basins and clothes. The mineral content of hard water is so concentrated that it can destroy your home appliances.
Here are a few ways that household appliances that use water are affected by hard water’s high mineral content.
Water hardness can interfere with how much soaps and detergents lather, affecting how clean clothes come out of the laundry. However, the minerals from hard water can accumulate in the lint screen, washing tub, and pump mechanism, among other moving parts. The build-up can become so severe that it can cause pump failure, which, depending on the damage, can set you back a new machine.
Dishwashers are much the same as a washing machine in how hard water targets them: dishes can appear stained and not fully clean after a cycle, and the hard water deposits can scratch the surface of any glassware, leaving it forever cloudy. Furthermore, calcium and magnesium build-up can clog the mechanism, which severely cuts the appliance’s life short.
Hot Water Heaters
Is your water heater is using untreated hard water? If so, then it is consuming more energy than units that operate with softer water. Calcium and magnesium form a rock-hard, scaly residue over time. It’s not uncommon to find over twenty pounds of build-up in a water heater 5-10 years old.
There are so many other appliances that can be affected by hard water content: your coffee maker, the ice maker, and the electric iron, among many others. If it uses water, then it’s at risk!
How Do I Protect My Appliances?
Easy! You call Torres Water at 504-838-8345, and we’ll work with you to turn your hard water into soft. By installing a filtration and purification system, we can reduce your use of soap and dishwashing detergent. Your clothes will feel softer and the soft water will make the stains in your toilets, showers, and sinks a thing of the past. Finally, the life cycle of your appliances will increase, and hard water’s detrimental health effects on both your appliances and your skin will be reduced. Call today for a free consultation for home or business!