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What is Hard Water?

Simply put, hard water is water that has a high mineral content. Water contains minerals like calcium and magnesium that accumulate naturally during the water cycle. Both well water and city water are susceptible to hard water. The more calcium and magnesium that are dissolved in the water, the harder the water becomes.

Hardness in your water can vary depending on the water profile of your water source. No two cities will have the same levels of hardness in their water, so it’s important to have a trained professional come out to test your water hardness at your home.


How Can I Know if I Have Hard Water?

There are several ways to tell if you have hard water in your home or business:

  • White, chalky residue or spots on dishes and in your dishwasher
  • Clothes and linens that feel rough and look dull
  • Scale buildup on faucets and ugly stains on white porcelain
  • Dry skin and flat hair – because soap just doesn’t lather or rinse completely away
  • Low water pressure from showers and faucets due to clogged pipes


Problems Associated with Hard Water

If you ignore the signs of hard water in your home or business, you could risk problems such as:

  • Mineral buildup in your well water system.
  • Ugly stains on your bathroom and kitchen water fixtures.
  • Clothes ruined due to mineral exposure.
  • High water bills due to decreased water flow.

How to Address Hard Water Problems

If you’re experiencing hard water problems, Perry’s Pump Repair can help! Our water softening systems are designed to take the harmful, hard minerals out of your water and make it soft again. You’ll enjoy smooth hair, clean clothes, great-tasting water, and no ugly stains on your water fixtures.

Contact us and we can discuss options for your water softening treatment, and get your water back to where it needs to be!