We tend to think of the water from the faucet as clean — and generally, it is! Here in Washington State, most of us are privileged enough to enjoy having access to clean drinking water in our homes daily. However, just because it’s clean doesn’t mean there isn’t anything in it.
At Raptor Rooter & Plumbing, part of being an industry leader is striving to become a reliable source of quality information. That’s why we want to do everything we can to educate our customers so that they rest confidently knowing that their home has access to the best plumbing and water possible.
All water contains a concentration of microscopic solids such as calcium, magnesium and other minerals that can naturally dissolve into water. This is referred to as the water’s “hardness.” When water has a high concentration of minerals, it’s considered “hard.” When it has a low concentration of minerals, it’s considered “soft.”
The type of water coming out of your faucet depends on several factors, including:
While for the most part, both hard and soft water is safe to drink, both are not created equal. Hard water has several negative impacts on your home, appliances and health. We’ve compiled a list of the most common issues associated with hard water.
As hard water passes through your home’s pipes and appliances like your washer and coffee maker, hard water minerals can be lifted behind and cause cloudy buildup and hard-to-clean residue. Over time, these deposits can lead to issues like low water pressure, worn-out appliances and pipe damage.
Even when things are cleaned, hard water can leave a permanent residue and stain things like clothing, dishes and any surface that regularly gets wet. These stains can be difficult to remove and can make once vibrant surfaces seem dull.
Generally, water is used as the last step of any cleaning process. Linked to the staining potential, it’s difficult to ever feel like anything is truly clean when the process of rinsing tends to leave a grimy residue.
The increased concentration of minerals in hard water can interfere with the effectiveness of some regularly used cleaning agents. Soap doesn’t lather as well when mixed with hard water, and cleaning solutions don’t always rinse completely.
Hard water can be hard on your skin and hair, causing dryness and irritation. Not only can the residues left behind dull your hair’s shine, but the minerals in hard water can strip your skin of natural and beneficial oils.
So you’re familiar with the consequences of hard water and have realized that it’s an issue for you and your home. Now what?
Fortunately, if you’re dealing with a hard water situation and looking for a solution, Raptor Rooter is here to provide the highest quality water softener services possible.
With one of our state-of-the-art water softeners, you can be proud of the water coming out of your faucet and rest easy knowing that every drop is being filtered of harmful minerals and solids.
If you’re plagued by the constant annoyances of hard water and are seeking out the best in Spokane water softener installation, don’t hesitate to call the professionals here at Raptor Rooter & Plumbing today!
We’re eager to put our more than 20 years of hard work and experience to the test and prove to you why we’re the best around when it comes to all things plumbing.
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