Water from water wells can be hard, and that’s why some Utah homeowners opt to get a water softener. Mike Zimmerman Well Service installs water softeners for all our customers throughout the Wasatch Front.
What Is Hard Water?
If you aren’t familiar with hard water, it’s water that contains a lot of minerals. These minerals can give water from some water wells a particular taste. Some people like the taste and others don’t. If you don’t like the taste of your water, you can add a filter to your kitchen faucet.
However, if you are unhappy with other aspects of well water, you might want to get a water softener installed where your water enters your home.
Hard Water Reacts with Soap
When you have hard water, the minerals get in the way of the soap doing its job, resulting in some negative consequences.
- Soap scum can form and stick to the sink or shower walls.
- It’s harder to get a lather with hard water, so you use more soap without getting cleaner.
- Rinsing your hair becomes more difficult, and the shampoo can build up and make your hair dull and lifeless.
- Clothing comes out of the washer dingy and stiff.
Hard Water Can Stain Plumbing Fixtures
Hard water stains can manifest as white residue on faucets or green or rusty brown stains in toilets and sinks that can be difficult to get out. You may also see pink stains in your shower, tub or sink that are actually bacteria that are feeding on the minerals left behind from the water.
Hard Water Can Harm Pipes and Appliances
The minerals in hard water can build up inside pipes, causing them to narrow, which reduces flow. The minerals may also build up inside the lines for your dishwasher, washing machine, ice maker and other hoses and pipes in your home.
If you’re experiencing any of these problems, call the Z Team at Mike Zimmerman Well Service. We can install a water softener in your home that filters out minerals like calcium, iron and magnesium.
When you get a water softener installed, you may notice your skin feels slipperier when it gets wet. It’s partly because you have been used to using so much soap, and partly because of the way the water softener works. Adjusting to this is much easier than cleaning hard water stains off your fixtures and clothing, and paying for repairs to appliances.
If you’re not sure if your water is hard, have us test it. Then you can decide whether it’s worth it to get a water softener.
For all your water well concerns, call the friendly, professional team at Mike Zimmerman Well Service.