When water percolates through deposits of limestone or chalk, largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates, the end result is commonly known as hard water. Referring to its soap wasting properties, hard water gets its name from the saying “Hard To Wash In” water. Measured in grains per gallon with degrees of hardness in 1 – 10, it is not harmful to our health in small quantities. But limescale has in large quantities, been known to cause kidney stones and cardiovascular disease including high blood pressure.
Apart from having a very unpleasant taste and at times a rotten egg smell, hard water causes problems to most things it comes into contact with.
There are a few home remedies you can use to combat the effects of hard water. Clean and dry your counter tops, tubs and sinks regularly. Add a non-precipitating water conditioner to your laundry as this will trap some of the minerals in the water and treat hard water stains and spots using distilled white vinegar. For a more permanent hard water solution contact your hard water specialists Art Plumbing AC & Electric. We can advise you on the various systems that can be installed and maintained to make your hard water problems a thing of the past. Whether you want a Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water System, a No Salt System, A UV Disinfection System or a Twin Tank Water Softener, we can advise, install and maintain your system.
Hard Water 101 states that 85% of American homes have to deal with hard water. Don’t allow your home to be included in that statistic. Install a system of your choice and say goodbye to blocked plumbing pipes, increased utility bills and bad hair days.
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