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What You Might Not Know About Hard Water

Here in the Phoenix Valley, we’re well-acquainted with hard water and how it affects everyday life. Shampoos and soaps never seem to lather properly, cups and dishes tend to stain, and tea and coffee just don’t taste right.

But what you might not know about hard water is how it affects your home’s plumbing. Let’s take a look at some common problems caused by hard water:

  • Clogged pipes
  • Reduced water flow
  • Scaling on kitchen and bath fixtures
  • Shortened lifespan of water heaters
  • Increased utility bills

Fortunately, there are lots of water treatment options available. Plumbing Medic offers the following water purification services:

  • Saltless Systems
  • Whole house conditioners
  • Reverse osmosis systems
  • Reverse osmosis filter changes
  • Point of use systems
  • Lines to the ice maker or refrigerator
  • Water softeners
  • Water conditioners

If you’re not ready to invest in a water treatment system just yet, here are a few do-it-yourself (DIY) tips for handling hard water:

  • Fill dishwasher rinser with distilled vinegar to remove spots from dishes
  • Look for hard water-specific laundry detergent instructions from the manufacturer
  • Buy soaps and shampoos designed for use in hard water
  • Flush your water heater regularly
  • Use bottled water when brewing coffee or tea

To learn more about hard water and how it affects homes and businesses in our area, give Plumbing Medic a call today at (602) 975-2306.

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