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Household issues: 4 signs hard water is affecting your life.


When you own your own home, there are many different problems that could arise with all major mechanicals and other systems in your home. Plumbing and water supply issues are a major concern.
Hard water is an issue that impacts millions of people every year. There are several signs that you should look out for that could be an indication that you have hard water in your home.
The following are the most obvious signs hard water is affecting your life.


Skin irritation.


One of the biggest signs that you have hard water in your home is if you suddenly start experiencing regular skin irritation.

Hard water can have a very negative effect on your skin. Those who bathe in it will typically notice their skin is more dry and hard than usual.

It can also cause severe irritation and dryness in your hair and can even cause eczema in children.

If you suddenly start experiencing these symptoms, hard water in your home could be a likely cause.


Unusual taste.


Another indication if you have hard water in your home is that it will likely taste a little bit different.

If you start to notice that the water from your faucet tastes a little bit off, which sometimes can include tasting a little bit more acidic than normal, it could be a huge indication that there is some issue with your water supply.

In these cases, it would be a good idea to have a filtration system installed that can help to make the water taste better.


Strange stains.


The third indication that hard water could be impacting your life is if you notice that there are strange stains in your toilet, sink, or bathtub.

After a number of uses, hard water can begin to leave brown and reddish streaks.

If you notice stains, contact a plumber to make sure that the issue is not more significant.


hard water calcifications


Clogged pipes.


The fourth common indication that hard water could be affecting your home is if you suddenly having an issue with clogged pipes.

If you suddenly noticed that many of the pipes in your home are clogging, there is a good chance that it could be due to a buildup of calcification, scale and elements in your pipes.

These elements are often deposited by hard water.


Since there are many different negative side effects that come with hard water, it would be a very good idea to have it taken care of immediately.

If you start to experience some of the side effects of hard water, you should reach out to a plumber and other professionals immediately to have it taken care of.


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