All water is not created equally. In fact, if you aren’t careful, you might even be exposed to water that can harm your health and damage your home’s appliances and pipes. This is because water quality varies dramatically from location to location. If you use well water instead of a municipal water source, you are in charge of ensuring your own water quality. It is vitally important that you take active measures to improve the safety and quality of your water, and this includes preventing the problems associated with hard water.
Hard Water Compared to Soft Water
Pure rain water begins as soft water because it only consists of hydrogen, oxygen, and sodium ions. However, as soft water encounters the polluted and tainted environment, it naturally absorbs the countless other minerals existing in waterways and on the ground. From magnesium to calcium and lime, water is considered hard when it contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals. Beyond hurting your home’s plumbing, hard water poses health threats due to the many unwanted “extras” it contains.
Hard Water: The Hidden Danger
The minerals found in hard water cause the water to damage everything it contacts. Hard water is actually responsible for accelerated wear and tear on appliances, pipes, and other important components of your home’s plumbing system. The minerals dissolved in hard water like calcium and magnesium bind together and leave themselves behind as mineral deposits inside pipes and appliances. Think of this like the plaque that lines the walls of the arteries and eventually leads to a heart attack! Mineral build ups cause clogs and leaks that culminate into costly repairs if not nipped in the bud.
Don’t Wait to Soften Your Hard Water
There is good news! You aren’t forced to live with the consequences of hard water. All you need to do is install a water softener to treat your well water. Aquatech Well Drilling & Pumps in the Sedro-Woolley, WA area can help you do this by evaluating your water quality, identifying how hard or soft it is, and customizing a treatment plan that will safely and efficiently provide your family with the best water quality possible.
Call Aquatech today at 360-474-1322 for professional help making your water safe for your home and family.