Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hard Water a Huge Problem, Says Green Water Technologies

Green Water Technologies
Green Water Technologies explains that hard, unconditioned water is that which contains a high level of minerals. These minerals, which are usually magnesium and calcium, and are also safe for human consumption, can harm a home’s plumbing system very quickly.

Q: What are the signs of hard water?

Green Water Technologies: Hard water can be seen and felt in many different ways. Usually, one of the first signs is that water faucets and dishes will be covered in white spots. This is the left over mineral deposits once droplets of water have evaporated. Sometimes, hard water may also have copper and iron, which can cause other hues of discoloration.

Q: Can hard water erode my plumbing fixtures?

Green Water Technologies: It can, actually. While calcium and magnesium are typically not a problem, if you notice green or blue stains, this may indicate some form of acidity, which can cause the inside of your water pipes, both the municipal portion and that which is on your estate, to erode from the inside out.

Q: What are some issues caused by hard, unconditioned water?

Green Water Technologies: While there are many signs, the vast majority of homeowners complain about uncomfortable clothing. This is because the deposits left behind can stick to soft fibers. After a while, the individual fibers of each garment become damaged, and they will feel very scratchy and hard to the touch. Clogged showerheads and difficult to clean soaps are also indicators.

Q: Why is it more difficult to clean when your home has hard, unconditioned water?

Green Water Technologies: It all comes back to deposits of calcium, limestone, and other minerals. Many soaps can’t lather correctly in hard water, and each time you rinse a surface, unless you wipe it down completely with a dry, clean cloth, you continue to leave deposits behind, which build up over time.


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