Issues with Hard Water
While drinking hard water may have some moderate health benefits, it can have many negative effects in your home and daily life.
Over time, mineral deposits from hard water can build up in pipes, fixtures such as shower heads, appliances such as kettles and large equipment such as boilers. These mineral deposits form limescale, otherwise known just as ‘scale,’ in things like kettles and water heaters. Mineral build-up can cause clogs which can damage equipment, leading to expensive repairs or replacements.
In addition, it is difficult to wash things with soap and detergents in hard water as it prevents a good lather. This can cause people to use more soap. Hard water deposits can also form on dishes, making it less than ideal to wash dishes and do laundry with hard water.