Hard water buildup in your pipes is a problem best solved sooner than later. The mineral buildup and staining on faucets are a clear sign and unsightly. Restoring the shiny fixtures in bathrooms and kitchens is doable but time-consuming. Numerous home remedies and over-the-counter products help keep the buildup at bay. Abend Services can provide a long-term solution, saving you time and elbow grease and bringing you softer and healthier water.
What Creates Calcium Buildup
Water has naturally occurring minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Some water sources have more minerals in them than others. High levels of these minerals cause buildup that can significantly restrict water flow and even damage pipes. The most obvious sign is the calcium buildup on your faucets. A thick layer on your fixtures translates to a similar buildup in your pipes. If you leave this unattended, you may have more significant problems.
DIY For Mineral Deposit Removal
You’ll need some time to remove the mineral buildup that you can see on your faucets. Many people use baking soda and white vinegar as a DIY method to return the sparkle to bathroom fixtures. Anywhere water comes out of, you’ll see calcium buildup, eventually becoming a problem. Hose bibs, laundry machines, dishwashers, and shower heads will all be negatively affected by hard water.
There are plenty of DIY methods to clean hard water stains, but that won’t fix the problem. Don’t wait until drain cleaning is the only option. You may want to enlist a licensed plumbing contractor before you follow random instructions online. Plumbing is expensive if you develop big problems with poor DIY cleaning methods.
Problems Caused By Hard Water
Over time hard water will cause your water heater to perform poorly and clog shower heads and faucets. You may notice that your hair and skin aren’t as healthy as before you had this issue. A flaky scalp may be there to stay unless you fix the source. Your clothes are affected by hard water, coming out less bright. Hard water is hard on everything.
When pipes become caked with minerals, the flow will decrease. It’s best to address your problematic water issue before it becomes a big problem. Although some pipes corrode fast, none are immune to hard water buildup. A licensed plumbing contractor’s annual whole-house plumbing inspection can stop problems before they become monumental.
Your Hard Water Solution
Your plumbing system is a critical part of your home. For most people, it is an out-of-sight, out-of-mind part of their house until there’s a problem. Your hard water comes from a municipal source or a well. Either way, you’re stuck with hard water and the issues that come with it. The only solution is to install a water softener. It will remove minerals, so your water is softer, eliminating the need to regularly deal with corroded pipes and fixtures.
Install a water softener if you’re tired of the hard water buildup and staining that’s difficult and tiring to remove. You can start fresh if you have any necessary maintenance taken care of for your whole system simultaneously. Your skin and hair will feel better. Your pipes will be clear, and your fixtures will look brand new. Call Abend Services now for all your plumbing needs.