By now, you probably already know all about the dangers of hard water and the lime scale it causes. You know about the restricted water flow, the pipe replacement, and all the other horrible things that can happen if you don’t address a hard water problem that’s present in your home. What you may not know, however, is how exactly to tell whether you have a hard water problem in the first place. After all, most of the effects of hard water take place in your pipes, where you can’t see them. However, there are a few things that you can look for that indicate a need for water softening. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now.
Long term exposure to hard water causes lime scale buildup, including on surfaces like your faucets and shower walls. If you see a white, chalky substance collecting in any area that frequently gets wet, it means that you have a hard water problem. This is one of the first signs that you need water softening.
Drop in Water Pressure
If enough lime scale has built up in your pipes, it’s going to start to restrict the flow of water. If you have a steady decrease in your water pressure, especially in multiple parts of the house, it’s likely that you have a lime scale problem.
Weird Tasting Water
Calcium and magnesium are the two primary minerals in hard water. While they aren’t dangerous to you, they will change the taste of the water you drink. If your tap water tastes odd, it may be because it’s in need of water softening.
If you need water softening in your home, call The Trusted Plumber. We provide water softening services throughout Scottsdale, AZ.