You may have heard the term “hard water” used to describe the water coming from the faucets in your home. When you hear this, it means that the water in your Southern California home has a higher than average mineral content. Hard water contains a good amount of calcium, magnesium, and other minerals that occur in both city water and well water.
The more of these minerals the water contains, the harder the water is considered to be. Hard water is safe to drink and bath with, but over time it can cause unsightly stains in sinks and tubs, higher water bills due to appliances working harder, and the hard water may even destroy clothes and linens!
Here’s how to tell if you have hard water in your home:
Signs of Hard Water in Your California Home
- White chalk-like spots or residue on your dishes and in your dishwasher
- Rough feel and dull look to your clothes and linens
- Low water pressure from showers and faucets
- Scale buildup on faucets
- Dark stains on white porcelain
- Dry skin and lifeless hair due to soap residue that won’t totally rinse clean
If you find yourself with these water issues, Oceanus can help! Contact us today to learn about home water treatment systems such as a water softening unit, that can help to reduce the hardness in the water to less than 1 Grain Per Gallon (GPG) so you have amazing water coming from the faucets in your California home.