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Does Hard Water Cause Water Heater Issues?

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It’s no secret that South Florida has some of the hardest water in the country. Because of this, it’s important to learn how to maintain your home’s plumbing system so you reduce the number of potential water heater repairs.

Hard water is water with high mineral levels such as magnesium. It isn’t harmful to drink but it can be detrimental to a home’s plumbing system which can often lead to water heater issues.

At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we understand what hard water can do to homes in Broward County and most importantly what it can do to your home’s water heater.

Water Heater Problems Caused By Hard Water

Water heaters are important appliances as they regulate the temperature of the water throughout your home. The minerals found in hard water leave behind both sediment and limescale deposits in any appliance in your home using water.

Water heaters struggle with hard water because of how quickly limescale and sediment build-up. The scale left behind creates a layer that makes it hard for your water heater to heat properly, which can cause overheating. A spike in the pressure can lead to leaks or damage to the pressure expansion tank.

It also leaves sediment on the bottom of the water heater tank, which lowers its efficiency and leads to higher bills.

What If I Have a Tankless Water Heater?

Even if you have a tankless water heater, you can still be affected by hard water. A tankless water heater has small places to move water through the heat exchanger whenever someone turns on a tap in your home.

Ultimately, it doesn’t take much sediment or limescale to build up in these places, which can drop hot water pressure in your home. While some people choose to descale their tankless water heater regularly, our plumbing experts have a better solution.

At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we can test your water to determine if you have hard water. If hardness is detected in your water, we will recommend a water softener installation.

Learn More About What Our Plumbing Experts Do For Water Heater Repairs

When you suspect that your water heater isn’t functioning properly and requires repair, our professional team can help. At Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric, we have years of experience dealing with water heater issues and repairing them.

Our plumbing team has updated knowledge, skills, and the tools to provide maintenance, replacements, installations, or repairs. Don’t run the risk of allowing hard water to destroy your home’s plumbing system. Contact your South Florida plumbing experts today by calling 1-800-475-1504.

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