Due to high levels of calcium and/or magnesium in the water of your Sun City West, Arizona, home, you may have hard-water problems. Hard water can cause clogged pipes or poorly functioning appliances. Here are some signs that you could need a water softener.

Scale Buildup on Appliances

Scale on your glasses and appliances is an obvious symptom of hard water. Hard water will leave mineral deposits on things like coffee pots and dishwashers, and you will see the buildup. Unfortunately, when this occurs, you not only have an issue with appliance cleanliness but also with possible buildup in your pipes.

Consistently Dry Skin

When you bathe or shower with hard water, your skin can become dry because of the buildup of extra magnesium and calcium. This inhibits the nourishment of your skin, which causes dryness and irritation. Since soap does not dissolve well in hard water, you will often be left with a residue on your skin, and soap will not get sudsy.

Faded Clothes

If you have hard water in your home, you may notice that your clothes, bedding, and other laundry items fade more easily and become scratchy. The extra mineral buildup on these items does not get removed during the washing process and can lead to graying.

Stains in Your Sinks and Tubs

The mineral residue will be left behind in your tubs and sinks, leaving a noticeable ring or stains. Since soap is not very effective at removing the deposits, you may need to use more abrasive cleaning products.

Repeated Problems With Your Pipes

As the minerals build up along the pipes, they can narrow the passages and reduce the flow of water. If you have repeated clogs or other problems with pipe flow, hard water could be the culprit.

If you have any of the signs listed above, it may be time to install a water softener in your home. Contact Canyon State Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing at 623-201-5118 today to check out the available options. We’re here to help with all your water treatment and plumbing needs.

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