Hard Water

One of the most effective ways to avoid the buildup of limescale in your plumbing and water heater is through proactive prevention.

If the water in your MD residence contains high concentrations of calcium and magnesium, minerals known to create “hard” water, it is imperative to take action to address this issue. If you’re uncertain about the mineral content in your water, seeking professional assistance is crucial. Our experts at Mid-Atlantic Water Services can conduct a comprehensive water analysis, assessing factors like acidity, hardness, and mineral composition. Based on our findings, we can recommend tailored solutions to improve water quality, whether your water source is a well or a public supply. Our offerings include the installation of water softeners, sediment filtration systems, and purification methods like reverse osmosis systems.

We can provide guidance on selecting an appropriate water softening system for your Annapolis home, effectively mitigating the impact of high mineral content in your water.

Limescale, a common result of untreated hard water, is easily identifiable by the presence of white deposits on fixtures, shower doors, tea kettles, and the marks left on eating utensils and glassware.

While these chalky and at times crusty scale deposits are readily visible on kitchenware and bathroom fixtures, it’s important to recognize that they are also silently accumulating within your water heater and household appliances. The gradual buildup of scale can lead to water heater inefficiency and, ultimately, cause damage to this essential appliance.

Research conducted by the Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) has revealed that using hard water in conjunction with water heaters can reduce their efficiency by up to 48 percent. Additionally, scale buildup has been found to shorten the service life of heating elements, resulting in the failure of water heater components within just 1.6 years.

At Mid-Atlantic Water Services, our skilled technicians are prepared to provide water heater repair and replacement services, but our primary aim is to help you prevent scale accumulation and the subsequent failure of your water heater by addressing your water quality.

There are other telltale signs that your Annapolis home may be affected by hard water:

  • Soap, detergent, and shampoo struggle to lather effectively.
  • Increased detergent usage to clean clothing, leading to dull, rough, or scratchy fabrics.
  • Soap scum buildup in bathtubs and showers.
  • Dry or irritated skin following a shower.
  • Frequent plumbing clogs and reduced water pressure are indicative of scale accumulation.

To combat the detrimental effects of hard water, high-efficiency ion-exchange water softeners can play a pivotal role. These systems are capable of eliminating scale deposits and soap scum, enhancing soap lathering, and preventing limescale buildup that could otherwise shorten the lifespan of appliances and water heaters.

Water softeners function through an ion-exchange resin, which effectively transforms calcium and magnesium ions into sodium or potassium ions, eliminating the risk of limescale formation. These systems typically comprise a resin tank and a brine tank for holding salt or potassium solutions. The salt solution serves to regenerate the resin beads once they become coated with calcium and magnesium ions.

Don’t allow lime scale to wreak havoc on your fixtures, appliances, and water heater in your Annapolis, MD, residence. By installing a water-softening system, you can effectively counteract this issue. Our team of experienced professionals at Mid-Atlantic Water Services is dedicated to finding the most suitable water treatment solutions for your household. You can reach out to us at 443-906-3257 or request our services online.

Don’t let hard water get you down. Call us at 443-906-3257 or fill out the form below and get on your way to softer, healthier water for your home!

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