The United States Geological Survey indicates that about 89.3% of homes in the U.S have hard water. While not harmful, having hard water in your North Fort Myers, FL, home can be a nuisance, to say the least. If you notice any of these water issues, it could indicate your water is too hard and you may need to have a water softener installed.
1. Your Water Smells or Tastes Funny
An unusual odor or an unpleasant taste to your drinking water is one of the most common hard water signs in your home. This could occur due to bacterial contaminants or, more likely, the presence of too much iron in the water.
The presence of hydrogen sulfide gas or a reaction between some bacteria and magnesium can also produce a funny smell in your drinking water. Funky smells or a weird taste to your drinking water can be annoying, which is a good reason for you to call a professional plumber to help check and fix the problem.
2. You Often Experience Clogged Pipes
Hard water can cause significant plumping problems in your home. From showerheads to kitchen taps, scale deposits can build up in your piping system, preventing the proper flow of water. However, this issue is most common with steel (older) pipes.
3. Skin Irritation Issues
If you or any of your family members experience skin irritation, chances are good you could have hard water in your home. Hard water often has a negative effect on your laundry. Washing in hard water doesn’t eliminate all the soap content from your clothes, sometimes resulting in dry and itchy skin.
Call Lee County Plumbing & Well Service today for superior water softening and treatment solutions. We understand the importance of quality water in your home, so we strive to ensure it is fit and safe for use. We offer water-softening solutions to help you and your family enjoy excellent water.
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