How Hard Water Affects Your Plumbing

Hard water is a common cause of dry and itchy skin. However, it can also wreak havoc on your home’s plumbing if left unchecked. Let’s look at some of the reasons why hard water is not good for pipes and other plumbing components.

Sediment Can Build Up in the Pipes

Water that has high levels of calcium, magnesium, and similar materials is referred to as hard water. When the water goes through your home’s pipes, it will leave a layer of material within them. Over time, this can significantly constrict the path that moisture of any kind can take after going down a tub or sink drain. Ultimately, you can be left with pipes that are either slow or completely clogged.

Sediment Can Eat at a Pipe

The minerals that are deposited on a pipe can cause it to erode or crack. This could result in pipes that leak or burst with little or no warning, and a broken pipe may unleash enough water to cause mold, mildew or other damage throughout your home. Ideally, you will call Beck Cohen in Charlottesville to repair pipes, clean drains, or even install a new toilet.

Hard Water Deposits Can Accumulate Almost Anywhere

If you are using hard water in your home, it can do more than just lead to cracked or clogged pipes. In addition, it can buildup in a washing machine, dishwasher or water heater. This can increase the likelihood that these appliances are damaged, which could lead to repair bills of hundreds or thousands of dollars. It could also result in a lack of hot water or an inability to wash clothes or dishes in a timely or convenient manner.

If you need plumbing repair or installation services, call our company today! We will also be happy to help install a new heater, maintain an air conditioner or inspect your home’s electrical components to ensure a safe, comfortable environment. Call Beck Cohen to schedule your appointment.