What is hard water?
Hard water stains are unsightly and can make your glassware and surfaces look old and worn out. You’ve probably seen the hard water stains on shower curtains or doors, glassware and other surfaces in your home touched by water – but what is hard water in the first place?
Hard water is water with a high concentration of dissolved minerals. Hard water is caused by high mineral content (usually calcium, magnesium and iron). The high mineral content is due to groundwater that flows through limestone, so water is typically harder in areas where limestone is prevalent.
What are the effects of hard water?
Luckily, hard water will have no negative effects on your health, but hard water stains will definitely leave your feeling irritated. If you see small, faint spots in the shape of water droplets accumulated across your glassware, you’re dealing with hard water. If you notice a scum-like resin coating your bathtub and shower walls, you’re dealing with hard water. If you notice a buildup of gunk in your hair, or if you run your fingers through your hair and your hands come out feeling slightly sticky, you’re dealing with hard water. Needless to say, there are a number of nuisances caused by hard water – and even though it isn’t bad for your health, you probably still want to get rid of it.
How can I get rid of hard water stains?
Getting rid of hard water will help you get rid of hard water stains once and for all. Plus, cleaning your home will be significantly easier. You can get rid of hard water with a water softener system. Water softener systems work by taking in hard water, removing the dissolved minerals with a water softening solution and cycling that water into your home. If you want to get started on a hard water stain-free life, call 1st Choice Water Solutions. We’ll get you started with a water softener that’s right for your needs, and you’ll be on your way to spotless surfaces in no time.