Signs You Have a Hard Water Problem

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Hard water can be found in any home regardless of the water source. That’s why it’s important to regularly examine your home’s plumbing systems for issues. Signs that you have a hard water problem are easy to spot and thankfully, easy to address with a home water softening system.

The telltale signs of hard water:

  • Mineral-like buildup around faucets or on shower heads
  • Soap scum buildup on sinks or showers
  • Clothing that feels stiff to the touch even after laundering
  • Drinking water that has a metallic taste (this can also be a symptom of a water heater failure)
  • Rust rings around drains and fixtures
  • Spotting on dishes and glasses just out of the dishwasher
  • Dull or coarse hair after showering
  • Irritated, itchy skin or scalp

Unfortunately, some of these issues can be caused by other sources. They can also be a sign that your water has excess chlorine or metal build-up; or could be symptoms that your water heater or plumbing system is having issues. To properly diagnose the problem, you’ll need to schedule an appointment for a water test in Fredericksburg, Kerrville, Mason, or anywhere in the Hill Country.

The Benefits of Installing a Water Softener in Fredericksburg TX

Having a high-quality water softener installed in your home is the best way to fight hard water problems. If you also have water quality issues, there are systems available that will address both problems at the same time.

The advantages of soft water are numerous:

  • Increases home value
  • Helps protect plumbing system
  • Protects home appliances like washers, dishwashers, etc
  • Reduces buildup on fixtures
  • Protects color and fibers of clothing
  • Improves efficiency and function of dishwashers
  • Helps maintain efficiency of water heaters
  • Decreased dry skin and scalp

Our water softener experts have a variety of systems available. They will diagnose the issues and help you find the solution that best fits your needs. Our water-softening options include low-water-use and saltless models.

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