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Hard water, though harmless, can be a nuisance. Stains on dishes. Dry skin. In extreme cases, hard water can clog pipes and reduce the life of your water heater, causing energy bills to skyrocket! Hard water is formed when water filters through deposits of limescale and chalk, which are largely made up of calcium and magnesium carbonates.
What is the solution to hard water deposits?
- Install a conventional water softener, which not only reduces the extra calcium and magnesium, but extends the life of your water heater. We offer various types of water softeners specific to the needs of your home.
- Consider an environmentally friendly alternative, such as a water conditioner. L.D. Smith Plumbing now offers Flow-Tech (as seen below), which not only eliminates limescale from occurring in your home, but removes existing build-up, increasing flow and efficiency. The best part about Flow-Tech is that it takes up very little space, but makes a BIG difference in reducing hard water in your home. Click here to learn more.
- Flush your tankless or storage tank water heater regularly. Minerals and calcium can build up over time in your water heater, reducing its effectiveness. We recommend flushing your water heater at least once a year. Here's a step-by-step method from our friends at Angie's List. If you need a professional to handle this task, please contact us.