Friday, August 12, 2016

Is Your Water Hard On Your Home?

A water softener may seem like an unnecessary addition to your home, but over time, hard water can drastically damage the quality of the house that you live in. Your Lake of the Ozarks Culligan Pros have seen this happen many times. 

It happens slowly, so by the time the effects are evident, it could be too late. Simply installing a water softener in your home now can avoid costly repairs in the future. 

What is hard water?

"Hard water" is water that contains a high mineral content. It is formed when water percolates through deposits of limestone and chalk, which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates. These elements are particularly problematic for the pipes and appliances in your house.

These minerals are all natural and not harmful for humans or animals if ingested, but your home does not handle them as easily. A water softener can lengthen the life and effectiveness of many different, important things in your home.  


Mineral deposits, often called "scale," attach to pipes as the water runs through them. This begins to build up over time, making the hole in the pipe smaller and blocking water flow. Once scale is attached to something, it is very difficult to remove. 

This results in lower water pressure, which can be a great inconvenience. Worse than that, though, is the fact that sometimes this scale can begin causing small holes in pipes, resulting in leaks. 


You may notice the wear and tear of hard water on appliances a little sooner. The scale builds up in these, inhibiting the water flow and making it very hard for the individual pieces of the appliances to do their job. 

The lower water pressure causes washing machines and dishwashers to fill much slower, lengthening the amount of time they need to work and increasing your water bill. Hard water is especially tough on water heaters. Once the scale buildup begins, the appliance's parts will begin to deteriorate rapidly.  


Just like hard water can damage your skin and hair from the film it leaves behind, the fixtures in your home collect this same film. Once scale attaches itself to something, it becomes very tough to remove. You will notice a white film and spots on shower doors and faucets. This will cause your kitchen and bathroom to look dirty and dingy, and it can also cause them to tarnish.  

Install a high quality Culligan water softener in your home!

Hard water can cause many problems for your home that will sneak up on you and could cost a lot of money to fix. Installing a water softener is an easy way to prevent these problems from happening. Your appliances will run better and the life of both them and the pipes in your home will remain in top condition for a much longer period of time. 

Culligan Lake of the Ozarks offers the most advance and highest quality water softeners on the market today. Contact us to find out which type of water treatment system by Culligan is the right one for your home. 

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