When you have hard water, you may have noticed some of its effect on your household and also on your skin. There are so many other negative ways that it can affect both your family and your home and we will share them with you.
Signs that indicate hard water:
1. Your water smells funny
A strange odor is often one of the first sure-sign there is hard water or some sort of bacterial contaminant in your water. Like for example, if your water has an unpleasant metallic taste, that’s probably because of too much iron. Other foul odor may indicate some other compounds and elements that may be present in your water. These harmful elements and awful odors can be the source of health risk on your family.
2. Strange stains found on your porcelain
Yes, those ugly stains that are present in your toilet bowls, sinks, taps and tubs are indications of hard water. Glass showers may often become opaque and look dirty because of stains from water. These stains and build-ups can be cleaned. But if water is not treated, stains may recur.
3. Clogged Pipes
Showerheads and major pipes can get clogged up thanks to hard water. Scale deposits can build up inside your pipes and constricts the flow of water, eventually leading to backups and the need to call a plumber for help.
4. Unclean clothes
If you wash your laundry with detergent and hard water, the soap doesn’t get rinsed off, it can actually increase soil build up on your clothes. It can also stain your clothes without you knowing. This means you will have to use more detergent to get your laundry done and more detergent means more allergens that cause skin irritation and itchiness.
5. Skin problem arise
Skin irritation is one of the most noticeable effects of hard water. Did you know that eczema in children has been linked to hard water? Mineral deposits left on the body can also suck the moisture right out of your skin. Yes, people who bathe with hard water notice their skin has gone dry and had caused hard or bumpy patches.
Now that you are aware of the dangers of hard water, it’s time to protect your skin from its harmful effects.
Use Dewifier – The Ultimate Shower Filter and remove chlorine, pesticides, heavy metals and other organic compounds from your shower water.