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Most homeowners have probably heard of hard water before, but not everyone knows exactly what it’s all about. Hard water is water that has higher than normal levels of minerals like magnesium and calcium. Though not dangerous, it is unwelcome because of the effects it can have inside your home. Hard water can leave a white residue called limescale on household items such as eating utensils, appliances, cookware, and builds up on faucets. Limescale isn’t hazardous, but it is difficult to remove and isn’t easy on the eyes. You also may notice the negative effects of hard water in your hair, laundry, and dishes. Hair can be left dull-looking and sometimes orange from the increased minerals, and clothing can become scratchy. Dishes often are looking unkept and have a visible white residue. By adding a water softener to your home hard water can quickly be remedied.

You may already have a water softener but like all other aspects of your home, it may need to be repaired. The following are signs that you may need water softener repair: Your water tastes salty, you’ve begun to notice spots on your glasses and/or film on your dishes, your hair feels chalky after being washed and it’s not as shiny as usual, soap isn’t lathering as well as it usually does, noticeable scum, and the current water softener itself is making unusual noises or not turning on at all. Our crew is experienced in troubleshooting, repair, and replacement of water softeners. If you suspect that your water softener is faulty call Riteway today.