If you’ve never heard the phrase hard water before, it can sound a little ominous. It can certainly create problems! The good news is, hard water is not harmful to ingest. It is, however, harmful to your plumbing system over time.
You see, hard water is water with a high presence of mineral content in it. Namely, we’re talking about calcium, magnesium, and in many cases iron. These are natural minerals, and again, not harmful to you. But the problem is that they create build-up called scaling, and this can impact your plumbing and anything that relies on the water in your home, negatively affecting your quality of life. Read on to learn some of the signs that you could benefit from the installation of a whole-home water softener!