Hard water isn’t necessarily bad or harmful to health. Even though it doesn’t pose an immediate threat, however, it still has an impact on many aspects of a person’s day-to-day activities. From reducing the performance of water-using household appliances (like a washing machine, hot water heater, etc.) to unsightly marks on your surfaces and staining clothes, the list is quite expensive.
It’s for this reason that you shouldn’t underestimate the importance and benefits of water processing equipment. If you already have such technology in your Utah home, you should also know when it’s time for a water softener replacement. Through this investment, you can keep enjoying not just good drinking water, but also prevent the long-term damages that hard water can cause:
Reduced water heater performance
While you may not notice the effects right away, hard water can make your hot water heater perform inefficiently in the long run. Without a softener (or with a malfunctioning one), the sediments that hard water contains — the tiny particles of magnesium, calcium, and other minerals — will simply build up inside and along the interior surfaces of your heater components.
This accumulation then makes it harder for the system to heat up the water. The longer you allow hard water to pass through the heater, the bigger the buildup gets to a point that it will cease to work.
Damages to water tanks
The aforementioned effects of hard water also apply to water tanks themselves. The scale buildup can corrode the lining and interior surfaces of the tank. As these parts of the water container degrade, the particles can mix with the water, further contaminating it alongside the dissolved minerals the hard water already contains.
Hard water isn’t something that you should treat lightly, what with all the inconveniences it can bring. So before its unwanted consequences even arise, have a water softener installed at home already, or have your existing, but malfunctioning one replaced right away.