Water hardness in Anoka, MN, makes your glasses spotty, your skin itchy, and your hair much too dry. It can significantly increase wear and tear on your washing machine, dishwasher, and other appliances, leading to expensive repair bills. What can you do about it? Turn to Aquarius Water Conditioning. We can install a Kinetico water softener to eliminate the problems.
Why it Happens
While you don’t have to worry about hard water being unsafe, it can create a lot of hassles. So, how does water get hard in the first place?
Pure water has no color and has no kind of smell. It’s also completely clear. The only elements pure water contains are hydrogen and oxygen. Unfortunately, it’s difficult for water to remain in a pure state.
The reason is the journey water takes from its source to your kitchen tap or bathroom showerhead. Water picks up a lot of substances during this trip, such as minerals from soil and rocks. These minerals include calcium and magnesium – the two minerals that are chiefly responsible for turning water hard.
Again, hard water is safe to drink and use in your shower or bath. It’s not going to make you sick. Calcium and magnesium are two of the minerals your body needs to function correctly. But you don’t necessarily need to get them from your water – there should be plenty of both in the food you eat daily.
Why is hard water a problem? For a lot of reasons, including the following:
- It can make you feel sticky after you get out of your shower or bath.
- Hard water can make your clothes feel stiff after a wash if you have specific items you need to hang dry or dry while laying them flat.
- You notice a white film on your bathroom fixtures or your shower door.
- Your skin is drier than usual, and it itches.
- The hair on your scalp gets brittle, breaking far too easily as a result.
- You see white spots on your glasses, dishes, forks, spoons, and knives when you take them out of the dishwasher.
You might read all of the above and say to yourself, “big deal.” For many homeowners, hard water is nothing more than an annoyance. But they don’t know it can damage your dishwasher, washing machine, refrigerator, and water heater.
The reason is that hard water leaves deposits and these deposits thicken over time. Eventually, they clog water lines. This can force your appliances to work overtime and cause expensive breakdowns.
We Have the Solution
The experts with Aquarius Water Conditioning can solve this problem for good by installing a Kinetico water softener in your home. Kinetico systems are the best in the industry and will perform day in and day out for years. They’ll save you a lot of hassle, and they could also save you a great deal of money.