Without even realizing it, you may be overlooking signs that you have hard water. Here at Pure Water in Sacramento, serving Northern California, we know that hard water can cause trouble for you and your home, so we hope this list will help you figure out if hard water is the source of your water troubles.
What is Hard Water?
Water with a high mineral count is called hard water and through the minerals involved may be beneficial nutrients, they can cause problems. Your hard water may be high in calcium, magnesium, and iron, but you could also have unhealthy levels of arsenic, uranium, and lead. Getting your water tested can determine if hard water is a problem in your home.
Your Water Tastes or Smells Odd
If your water strikes you as odd-tasting, it could be due to your water’s hardness level. For example, water that has a metallic taste could have a high level of iron in it. If your water has a high level of magnesium, you may experience a rotten egg smell which is produced when a specific kind of bacteria interacts with the magnesium. Paying attention to the taste or smell of your water can help you determine whether hard water is the issue.
Your Toilet is Hard to Clean
Hard water can stain a toilet quickly and it can be very difficult to remove the stain created. If your toilet gets brown or reddish stains that take more than a little elbow grease to remove, it’s likely one of the signs that you have hard water. Until the issue is remedied, no amount of cleaning is going to keep those stains gone for long.
If you would like your water tested or need a system to control your water’s hardness, contact us here at Pure Water in Sacramento, serving Northern California. We can test your water to determine what the problem is and we can help you decide what system would work best for your water situation.
Lots of Soap Scum
If you are constantly cleaning white spots off of your faucets and shower door or if you have a soap scum issue, you are likely dealing with a hard water problem. Calcium in your water leaves the difficult to remove white spots while minerals and soap seem to love to leave behind a soap scum residue. Installing an appropriate water filtration or conditioning system can save you a lot of extra cleaning time.
Hard water creates scale deposits that can cause issues for your large appliances such as your dishwasher and hot water heater. Long-term, the hard water scale build-up will reduce the efficiency and shorten the life of your appliances and end up costing you more money.
The signs that you have hard water can be easy to spot. Here at Pure Water in Sacramento, we can make solving your hard water issue easy too. Call us today to get your water tested, and we can then recommend the right system for your specific needs.