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If you’re like most people, you probably take the quality of your water for granted. You turn on the tap and out comes crystal-clear liquid without a second thought. But what if your water wasn’t so clean? What if it was filled with contaminants that could potentially harm your health and your home’s plumbing system?

While hard water is still safe to drink, cook and clean with, and bathe in, it can still be a nuisance when your water doesn’t taste as good and your dishes aren’t being cleaned thoroughly. This is why many homeowners are choosing to install a water filtration system in their home. In this blog post, Cardinal Plumbing & Electric will discuss the benefits of having a water filtration system installed and how hard water can affect your home’s plumbing system.

How Hard Water Affects Your Plumbing System

If you aren’t sure what hard water is, it is water that contains high levels of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. Overtime, the calcium and magnesium in the water can wreak havoc on your pipes and plumbing system. As the hard water flows through your pipes, the mineral deposits attach to the sides of the pipes, which can eventually cause a clog or backflow of water.

Most households depend on their plumbing system for daily tasks that require the use of water, such as doing dishes, turning on the faucet, and taking a shower. However, hard water reduces the overall quality of your home’s water supply, which is why water filtration systems are becoming more and more popular in households nowadays.

Benefits of a Water Filtration System

One way to protect your home from hard water is by having a water filtration system installed. Now that you have a better understanding of what hard water is and how it affects your plumbing system, we’re going to talk about the benefits of filtered water and how it can benefit you and your household.

Healthier Hair and Skin

One of the benefits of filtered water is that it can help improve your skin and hair health. Do you ever feel like no matter how well you take care of your skin and hair, they still feel dry for some reason? Hard water can cause dry, brittle hair and itchy, flaky skin. By installing a water filtration system, you can experience softer, more hydrated skin and shinier, healthier hair.

Less Residue on Fixtures and Dishes

Another benefit of using filtered water is that it will not leave less residue on your fixtures and dishes. Have you ever noticed how hard water can leave spots on glasses or a film on shower doors? Or the dishes in your dishwasher have residue on them after running a cycle? This is because hard water contains minerals like calcium and magnesium that build up over time. By using filtered water, you can avoid this problem and keep your fixtures and dishes looking clean.

Better-Tasting and Cleaner Water

Finally, filtered water simply tastes better and is cleaner than hard water. If you’ve ever taken a drink of hard water, you know how unpleasant it can be. Hard water often has an odd smell as well. Filtered water has a fresh, clean taste that is much more enjoyable to drink. And because it doesn’t contain any contaminants, you can rest assured knowing that you’re drinking safe, healthy water.

Installing a water filtration system in your home can provide many benefits for your health and the overall quality of your life, not to mention less plumbing repairs! If you’re concerned about the quality of your tap water, contact our team today at 705-745-1221 or fill out our online contact form to discuss installing a filtration system in your home.

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