How to Identify Hard Water in Your Home

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Hard water is one of the most obnoxious problems that can afflict your home’s plumbing system. It’s also one of the hardest problems to identify before it causes quite a bit of damage. Fortunately, there are certain signs you can look for to identify hard water before it can get out of control. Let’s look at some of those signs now.

Lime Scale

Hard water is water with a high level of calcium and magnesium in it. As it flows over a surface, it deposits small amounts of these minerals on it. Over time, these mineral deposits build up into lime scale. Lime scale restricts the flow of water through your pipes, which is what makes hard water so problematic. Look around your bathtub and faucets for a white, chalky substance. This is lime scale, and if you see it you almost certainly have a hard water problem. If the lime scale is in those locations, it’s most likely in your pipes, as well. Call for water treatment services if you see this.

Loss of Water Pressure

If lime scale is allowed to build up enough, it will restrict the flow of water through the system. If you’re noticing a loss of water pressure in your pipes, it may mean that you have lime scale buildup in your plumbing system. It’s important that you call for professional services as soon as possible, before the lime scale has a chance to harden. If that happens, the lime scale will become impossible to remove without damaging the pipe.

Time is of the essence when it comes to treating lime scale. If you have reason to believe that you have lime scale in your pipes, call Bell Plumbing and Heating. We offer a full range of water treatment system services throughout Denver, CO.

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