If you have never heard the terms soft and hard water before, you may be confused with the term hard water, due to the fact that it sounds like an oxymoron. Soft water is water that does not contain minerals such as calcium and magnesium and only contains things such as iron.
Rainwater is naturally soft when it falls to the ground, but the majority of the water that we use in our home, as far as the water that comes from the faucets inside, as well as the hoses that we use in our gardens on our grass is hard. Here are some of the biggest differences to hard and soft water, which may be important if you are a homeowner.
Hard Water vs. Soft Water
There are plenty of minerals in hard water, which is the most common type of water that is used in the majority of functions within the home. The fact that there are a ton of minerals in hard water means that eventually there is going to be buildup in the pipes, drains and all other basins that contain hard water consistently.
Eventually, if your pipes are old, they are going to develop hard masses in the pipes that are composed of the minerals that are contained in hard water.
If you are using hard water in your home, you must be prepared for the fact that you are going to develop mineral deposits at some point. This likely is going to mean that you are going to have to hire a professional plumbing company to come out to your home and take care of the blockages, as they can make the pipes in your home, as well as the flushing of toilets, run excessively slow.
Most homes develop these problems over time, due to the fact that they mostly use hard water, although you can expect to get through a bunch of years before it becomes a problem.
A great deal of people do not like having hard water in the shower, as it can make your hair and your skin feel differently.
Those people that do not like hard water coming out of their faucet, yet have hard water that is constantly flowing through their house, may seek out one of the products that they can attach to their faucet, which will eventually take away the minerals from the hard water, making it easier on the hair and skin.
Knowing about the water in your Westfield home is important. Call Isley Plumbing at (317) 420-4006to learn more about treatment options!