How Hard Water Affects Your Plumbing System

Have you heard the term “hard water” but weren’t exactly sure what it meant? Water that contains a high concentration of minerals is referred to as hard water. The most prevalent minerals found in hard water are magnesium and calcium. Unfortunately, hard water can have a negative effect on your plumbing system as a whole.

Since most of your pipes are hidden away from plain sight, it can be difficult to detect hard water issues. You may have hard water if:


  • Your faucets and showerheads have a white or green coating on them. While this is not harmful to your health, it can stain your plumbing fixtures and reduce pressure or redirect the direction of the spraying water.
  • Your skin feels dry after taking a shower. When you have hard water, soap scum is even more difficult to wash off. Therefore, your skin feels dry from the leftover residue.
  • Your plumbing system constantly needs repairs. Over time, minerals build up on your plumbing fixtures. This extra strain leads to rust and corrosion and harder words by your appliances; which all causes wear and tear and will require repairs.

If you are interested in a water softening system to protect your largest investment; your home, you have come to the right place! Water treatment is very relevant here in the Phoenix Valley, and there are many options. Here at Plumbing Medic, we offer traditional salt or potassium systems, saltless systems, whole house conditioners, reverse osmosis systems, reverse osmosis filter changes, point of use systems, water conditioners, etc. We can help you pick the water treatment system that works with your lifestyle and budget. Give us a call today if you are interested in any of these products or services. We will give you a free water analysis, and a free quote.