How Hard Water Can Affect Your Drains

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If your home has hard water it can impact your home in a number of significant ways. IN addition to soap scum and limescale, hard water can actually cause some problems for your drains. Here at Bell Plumbing and Heating, we provide complete Denver drain repair including cleaning and clog removal. We’ve been in the plumbing business for a long time and wanted to share some of our thoughts about how hard water can affect your drains. Give us a call today to talk with one of our Denver plumbers about your drain issues.

What is Hard Water?

For those who may not be aware of what hard water is, it’s basically water that has excess minerals in it. Much of the water that we get from our utility company is groundwater that has to travel through many different kinds of rocks and minerals in order to get to the treatment plant. While your water company does purify and clean the water, there are a couple common minerals that can remain. Most often, hard water is comprised of calcium and sometimes magnesium.

Common Denver CO Drain Damage from Hard Water

Limescale is probably the biggest problem for drains that has to do with hard water. Limescale refers to the actual mineral deposits that occur from hard water. If you’ve ever taken your dishes out of the washer and found them covered with a chalky, white dust then that’s limescale. Limescale can also get deposited in your drains—especially in your dishwasher and laundry drains. This can lead to poor performance and can also eventually lead to you need to replace your drains or have them cleaned out.

For all your Denver, CO drain repair or replacement, contact Bell Plumbing and Heating.

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