5 Signs that your Home has Hard Water

signs of hard water

Water is the most important part of everyday household chores. Whether it’s cooking, bathing or washing clothes/utensils, you are dependent on clean water to perform each task efficiently.  If water has high mineral content, it implies you have hard water, which affects your clothes, utensils and bathroom fixtures. The quality of water is getting contaminated each day, which not only is problematic for everyday chores but also damages your skin and hair. Installing a home water softener tackles the damage and removes the hardness of the water. In this article, we have collated the top 5 signs that indicate you have hard water at home.

Hair fall

signs of hard water on hair

Hard water has minerals like Calcium, Magnesium, Silica and Copper that can have a negative effect on your hair and scalp. Washing your hair with hard water makes it difficult to form lather and rinse your hair properly. Hard water also weakens the hair follicles, making your hair frizzy and dry, leading to hair fall.

Scale on bathroom sinks and faucet

Effects of hard water on bathroom sink and faucet

A clear sign of hard water is visible mineral deposit around your bathroom faucet and sinks. This mineral deposit is known as a scale that develops when the water is hard. Initially, you will notice a light white coating around the edges of your bathroom fixtures and faucet. Over time, it will become a thick white layer of residue.

Clogged pipes

hard water buildup in pipes

Hard water is also responsible for clogged pipes at your home. The high mineral content builds up inside your pipes. As a result, the water pressure drops and your bathroom appliances such as water heater stops working properly. If your pipes are continuously clogging, hard water is the reason behind it, and you need a water softener to prevent it.

Faded clothes

faded clothes due to hard water

If your clothes become faded and dull after each wash, it is also an indication that you get hard water at home. The high concentration of magnesium and calcium found in hard water reacts with detergent and damages the fibre of clothes.

Dry and itchy skin

signs of hard water on skin

Not just your bathroom but hard water also affects your skin. High mineral concentration in water dries out your skin’s moisture and makes it itchy. If you are suffering from any skin problem or more specifically eczema, hard water can worsen the condition.

If you are experiencing any of these 5 signs, there is a high probability that the water at your home is hard. Click here to request a free home visit to test the level of hardness in your water supply and to select the right water softener for your home.

KENT Water Softeners can help you to get rid of hard water problems with its best-in-class water softening technology. KENT Water Softeners come with a compact design and are easy to install. It can be installed in your bathrooms, next to the washing machine, geysers or shower. If you wish to get a continuous supply of soft water for the whole house, get KENT Autosoft Water Softener, which can be installed to the overhead storage tank. Visit our website to find out more about KENT’s range of Domestic Water Softeners .

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