The Solution to Hard Water Damage on Appliances

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Pentair Water Solutions

01/01/2021

How is Hard Water Affecting Your Appliances?

85% of Americans have hard water in their homes. ‘Hard water’ has a high content of minerals, particularly calcium (Ca) and magnesium (Mg). Hard water originated in the US over the millennia, as water erosion dissolved rock and limestone throughout the country. The result of those processes: the introduction of high concentrations of Ca and Mg in the water table.

The existence of those minerals in a home’s water supply can lead to expensive repair costs or reduced appliance efficiency over time.

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How can homeowners tell if hard water is affecting their appliances at home? Hard water often reveals itself through these telltale signs:

  • Limescale on faucets or refrigerator water dispensers
  • Pipe or plumbing corrosion
  • Dishes with streaks or water spots
  • Stiff or dingy laundry
  • Dry or itchy skin

How Do I Address Hard Water in My Home?

If you notice any hard water signs in your home, you may need a water softening system. The type of water softening treatment that will work best for your home depends on how hard your water actually is. A Salt-Free Water Softener Alternative conditions your home water, and it’s available in multiple sizes depending on the number of bathrooms you have in your home. This salt-free water softener alternative is only intended to treat water hardness and does not filter out other contaminants. Certified at 99.6% for scale prevention, the Pentair Water Solutions water softener alternative requires minimal maintenance and generates zero wastewater.

Traditional salt-based water softeners swap calcium and magnesium ions from the affected hard water by replacing these ions with sodium ions from the salt in the system. The salt within the system must be replaced at regular intervals. These softeners effectively reduce hardness mineral ions from your home’s water.

The best place to start is a Pentair Water Test, which will not only tell you the level of hardness in your water, but also the presence of 15 other common contaminants. Our Pentair water experts can then match you to the right filtration solution based on your results so you can enjoy peace of mind and turn your water woes into water that wows.

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Disclaimer: The information on this website has not been reviewed by the FDA. Products offered for sale herein are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. No medical claims are being made or implied. Contaminants mentioned are not necessarily in your water.

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