Water with a high mineral content is commonly called hard water. As water percolates through the ground, it comes in contact with limestone and chalk, which are primarily composed of calcium and magnesium. In the home, hard water commonly causes a lack of suds with soap and detergent, resulting in less effective cleaning. In addition, hard water causes limescale to form, which is detrimental to the home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas, and water using appliances, especially the water heater. If you are experiencing the detrimental effects of hard water, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to schedule the installation of a water softener.
Hard water also causes dry itchy skin, dull and lifeless hair, spotty dishes, and a number of other problems. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for the installation of a water softener and a resolution of hard water issues.
Hard water costs homeowners money, due to the need for replacement of appliances and the home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas. Appliances such as the water heater, dishwashers, clothes washers, are negatively affected by hard water. Furthermore, the home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas may experience blockages, pinholes and other issues depending on the pipe material. Homeowner’s seldom realize the full scope of hard water in the home. Read on to learn the benefits a water softener will provide. Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumbers in Fort Worth, Texas for water softener installation.
The Effects on Laundry
The effects of hard water on laundry is not commonly known. However, hard water will cause the use of 50% more laundry detergent than soft water will. Installing a water softener will resolve the problem, and can save money by reducing th amount of detergent and fabric softener required. In addition, your laundry will be cleaner, colors and clothing will last longer, and the laundry will be softer.
The Effects on Lifespan
The installation of a water softener can enable appliances to last longer, and they will require less repair. Hard water causes lime scale buildup that clog pipes, shower-heads, toilets and accumulates around faucets. One of the worst effects of hard water occurs inside the water heater, negatively impacting its performance, energy use, and lifespan. If you need water heater replacement, repair or service for your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, contact a Ben Franklin licensed plumber.
Hard water results in layers of scale accumulating in the bottom of the water heater. Routine flushing of the water heater will assist in maintaining its performance, energy efficiency and a longer lifespan. The scale will also increase the energy bill, because the sediment is heated before the water, increasing the energy bill, and recovery time.
Furthermore, the buildup of scale acts as an insulator and cracking of the glass liner may result. Once the liner is compromised, rust will occur in the metal tank, and leaks are just a matter of time. A leaking water heater can cause water damage to your home, and potentially damage the foundation. Routinely monitor the water heater for leaks, and contact our plumbers in Fort Worth, Texas for water heater repair or replacement. Unfortunately, a water heater that is leaking due to corrosion, can only be replaced.
Hard water can also cause staining in tubs, showers, and sinks, dull the finish, and increasing the effort to clean them. requiring additional cleaning to remove it.A prime example is seen in the toilet, where scale accumulates under the bowl rim, and in the bottom. Even with lime dissolving cleaners, it is extremely difficult to remove. Our professional plumbers can provide water heater installation, and offer a wide range of services for your plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Effects on Skin and Hair
Hard water does not affect just a home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas. Hard water can affect your appearance and health. It is common for hard water to cause dry, itchy skin, and dull, lifeless hair. The hair industry also states hard water can cause hair to experience numerous detrimental effects due to hard water, including:
- Color and perm resistant hair
- Dandruff and eczema of the scalp
- Thinning hair
- Color fading
- Hair discoloration
- Lank hair lacking body and shine
When a water softener is installed in your home, both skin and hair will benefit and will be softer and healthier.
Contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing with your questions, or when you wish to schedule water softener installation, or other plumbing services. Our professional, licensed plumbers can provide reliable plumbing repair, installation, and service of your home’s plumbing in Fort Worth, Texas. Our dedicated plumbers offer expertise that meets and/or exceeds the plumbing industry standards. Ben Franklin plumbers serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is a member of the BBB with an A+ rating.