Are you considering adding a water treatment system to your home? How do you know if you need this type of system for your water? Here, you'll find a few signs to watch for to know if your water isn't as clean as it needs to be for optimum performance and taste.
Rust and Lime Scale
Some of the most noticeable signs that your water needs to be treated are rust and limescale where the water runs. The shower and tub, the toilet and sinks, and the appliances (like your dishwasher and washing machine) will begin to build layers of lime and become discolored with rust. As soon as you notice this as an issue, it's imperative that you have the water tested. This can be done at your local home improvement store, or by contacting a water system technician to have the water tested on-site.
Once the water has been tested, you will know what contaminants are present. This will make it possible to choose the water treatment system that will clean the water best.
Have you noticed your whites are not as white as they once were? When you wash your clothing in untreated water, it can cause it to yellow. Not only is discoloration a problem, but untreated water will also cause the fibers in the material to stiffen and possibly begin to break down prematurely.
Dry Skin and Brittle Hair
Has your skin been drier than usual and has your hair become lifeless and brittle? These issues are a result of showering in hard water. Believe it or not, showering in hard water can cause skin problems—not just dry, scaly skin, but more acne as well.
Your hair is not as soft and full as it once was because the water is weighing it down. It's not rinsing the shampoo and conditioner out and is leaving contaminants behind even after you rinse.
For the time being, you can get jugs of distilled water and rinse your hair and skin well before you get out of the shower. It won't take long for you to notice an improvement, and that could expedite your desire to invest in a water treatment system for your home.
Talk with the water treatment professionals near you about water treatment systems for homes. They'll help you come up with a plan to help clean your water without breaking the bank.