You may have heard the term hard water at some point or another, but maybe don’t know what it actually is. Hard water is water that has a high presence of minerals in it—namely, calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless to your health, but the same cannot be said for your plumbing system. Your pipes and your quality of life can suffer in a number of ways due to hard water. Here are some of them:
- Hard water makes it hard for soap to lather, turning cleaning and showering into nuisance chores.
- It leaves buildup on the inside of your pipes, which can lead to clogs and subsequent drop in water pressure.
- It stains your laundry and leads to the quicker breakdown of your clothing and other washables.