Common Signs of Hard Water

You may be unfamiliar with the term ‘hard water,’ but if you don’t have a purification system in your property you may be drinking plenty of it. Hard water is essentially water that contains elevated levels of minerals, including calcium and magnesium. These enter water through mineral deposits in the ground, and while a moderate amount of these minerals in drinking water is fine, too much can cause problems. If you’re unsure whether or not hard water is coming through your faucets, there are a few telltale signs.


One of the most obvious signs is mineral deposits on and around your faucet heads. Over time, minerals in the water will build up on the sides of faucets, which look like a powdery white, light-yellow substance. These mineral deposits can also build up within plumbing systems, potentially leading to serious damage.


Hard water can also have an effect on those showering with it. Some of the symptoms it can cause include dry skin and itching. Because hard water doesn’t do a great job of washing out shampoo, it can also cause your hard to become unmanageable after taking a shower since the products you put in it aren’t being completely washed out.


Having hard water in your home can also impact the look and feel of your clothing. If you wash your laundry with hard water, your shirts can more easily fade, and it can even cause certain types of fabric to become rough or scratchy.


Don’t ignore any of these signs of hard water, and make the switch to purified water today.