Hard water cause plumbing problems: As mineral build-up accelerates, water flow can be drastically reduced and stresses on pipework can cause damaging bursts and leaks. Appliances that heat water are even more affected by hard water because heating causes larger deposits of calcium carbonate to form.
1. Creating Unsightly Scale
Naturally occurring minerals like chalk, limestone, magnesium, and calcium are found in hard water. While these substances don’t impact the health of drinking water, they can leave behind unsightly scales. When you use hard water for culinary use and irrigation, limescale can form everywhere.
2. Clogging Plumbing
Unfortunately, stains are the least of worries when you are living with hard water. Over time, hard water can even cause clogged drains. In addition to creating sanitation hazards, clogged plumbing can also be hard on the inner workings of pipes, leading to problems like pinhole leaks and joinery gaps.
3. Interrupting Water Sprayers
When hard water passes through tight spaces like the spray jets on showerheads and dishwasher arms, blockages can occur quickly, making the plumbing fixture or appliance less effective. The more spray jets are clogged, the less water will pass through the space, interfering with cleaning and straining on the device
4. Increasing Soap Residues
Since hard water interferes with the formation of soap suds, many people who live with hard water assume they need more laundry detergent, shampoo, or dish soap.
Is it safe to drink hard water?
Is Hard Water Bad for You?
You may be wondering,
“Can hard water make you sick?”
Hard water isn't dangerous, and while it does have excess minerals that might make the taste unpleasant, it's generally safe to drink.
There are no serious adverse health problems associated with drinking hard water.
1 - Hard water can contribute to dry skin and hair.
2 - Washing hair frequently with hard water can leave the scalp feeling itchy.
3 - Minerals in hard water can also change the pH balance of the skin, weakening it as a barrier against harmful bacteria and infections.
4 - People with eczema may be especially vulnerable.