Who knew your water had such a dirty little secret. Because the water in your home is “hard”:
So what is hard water and how does it cause all this trouble to Arizona homeowners? We discuss that in this article.
It’s water that is full of minerals—specifically, dissolved calcium and magnesium. It’s these minerals that cause the problems listed above.
How does water become hard?
Water rains “soft” (without minerals). But the rainwater makes it into the ground and into the waterways, picking up minerals like:
So how hard is Arizona’s water?
According to the U.S Geological Survey (USGS), a large portion of Arizona contains high concentrations of calcium carbonate (see map below), one of the key ingredients in hard water.
Red means high concentrations of calcium carbonate, a key mineral that makes water hard. A large portion of Arizona is red.
OK, so the water in Arizona is hard. So what? It’s safe enough to drink. What’s the big deal?
The minerals in hard water cause more problems than you realize. Hard water minerals make your life harder because they:
As you can see, hard water has been causing you more trouble than you know. What can you do about it?
By installing a whole-home water softening system, you can filter out calcium and magnesium in the water that your home uses. With softer water, you’ll enjoy:
Do you have questions about water softening system? Ask one of our plumbing experts at George Brazil.