Battling Hard Water Issues

We all know hard water to an extent. We can tell if water is hard by how it feels on our skin or how it affects soap to lather in that way that makes television commercials look so appealing.

By definition, hard water is water with a high mineral content. It’s not hazardous to your health, but it could a problem with pipes, as it could cause corrosion because of mineral deposits. From an industrial standpoint, hard water could pose major cost-effective issues in anything that handles water, such as boilers or water towers.

In case you don’t want to invest in a scale elimination device that could fight hard water and potential buildup, are three things that you can do to help overcome hard water issues from a residential perspective:

Soften it: It may seem like common sense or perhaps sarcasm – “if you have hard water, soften it” – but purchasing a water softener definitely help by collecting all the mineral elements (iron, calcium, magnesium, etc.) in your water. Some of the more well-known softeners are made by Culligan, Kenmore and RainSoft.

Take a pill: Before you grab the Tylenol or Advil, make sure you understand that we mean a fish oil pill. Taking one of these pills daily not only aids in major health issues (heart disease, high cholesterol, etc.), but they also improve your skin and strengthen your hair with the Omega 3 essential fatty acids. For you ladies trying to grow your nails, fish oil pills help with that, as well.

More lotion, more soap: We don’t necessarily recommend this to be the final answer, but it’s a temporary solution. Hot water will take the moisture from your skin, which means showers can be an issue. After the shower, make sure you’re putting on lotion and/or baby oil. During showers, make sure your face cloths, bath sponges or mesh sponges are heavily lathered. If possible, try to make the shower water warm rather than hot.

Our plumbing experts in Denton TX assist all of the Dallas-Fort Worth area with all hard water issues. Call us, or contact us online for more information.

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