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Everything You Need to Know About Hard Water

Hard water can be an issue for your home, and it’s important for homeowners to be aware of water hardness in order to protect their plumbing and appliances. Here’s a quick guide to this common issue from your local plumbing supply company in New Jersey.

What Is Hard Water?

Water hardness is defined by the level of dissolved minerals in your water content, specifically calcium and magnesium. This occurs naturally in your water supply and can vary from area to area. Hard water is safe for consumption, but the higher level of these trace minerals can cause issues in your home. Some of the issues may include:

  • Staining in sinks, faucets, and tubs, 
  • Slightly higher water bills, 
  • Staining or wear on clothing and linens over time, and 
  • Increased wear-and-tear on your appliances.

Signs That You Have Hard Water

To find out if you have hard water, look for the following indications:

  • White spots/streaky residue on glass and dishes in your dishwasher.
  • Low water pressure (due to build-up of mineral residue in the pipes).
  • Scale (mineral residue) on faucets and stains on white porcelain sinks, toilets, and the like.
  • Clothes and linens feeling rough or looking dull after washing.
  • Drier skin and hair.
  • The water has a more distinct, slightly metallic taste.

In the USA, around 85% of homes have hard water, with new Jersey averaging at slightly hard to moderately hard water, and central states experiencing very to extremely hard water. The higher the level of water hardness, the more pronounced the issues will be.

What to Do About Hard Water

If you’d like to reduce the hardness of your home’s water, you can install a water softening system that removes the excess minerals from your water supply into your home. If you need to replace faucets, sinks, tubs, and piping due to clogs or staining, it’s a good idea to visit your local plumbing wholesalers in New Jersey as they offer the best prices on high-quality brands without the high street markup.

For All Your Repairs, Visit Affordable Plumbing Wholesalers in New Jersey

Crosstown Plumbing Supply is a plumbing wholesaler in a 3.5% sales tax zone, so we can make your repairs, remodeling, and services the most affordable in town. Our sales consultants are highly experienced and happy to assist you with finding the right parts for your plumbing project. We also work closely with reliable, affordable plumbing professionals we are happy to recommend to our clients.

To find out more about our products, please contact us or visit our website at http://crosstownplumbing.com/ today.

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