Are you aware of your household appliances lifespan? Most homeowners don’t even give it a second thought until a breakdown occurs. In fact, at times, this lifespan can be cut drastically short by reasons entirely in your control. One of those reasons being hard water.

Orange County has pretty lousy water quality. However, we often think about it more for drinking purposes than for the impact it has on our home. By turning a blind eye to your hard water, you could be leading yourself to a clog or complete breakdown. Here’s how to make the most of your appliances while getting the best water quality possible:

Look for Spotty Dishes and Dull Clothing

One of the easiest to spot signs that hard water is lurking through your home is by paying attention to your dishes and laundry. Hard water will make it hard to rinse off detergents and soap thoroughly. In turn, you’ll be left with faded, dull clothes, and spotty not so sparkly clean plates and dishes. 

Could Cause Limescale Buildup

If you are noticing limescale on your faucets and showerheads, you can probably assume that it’s building up in your appliances, too. Over time the water flow decreases, ultimately making these appliances (such as your dishwasher, water heater, and washing machine) work harder than ever.

Hard Water Leads to More Energy Waste

Because your appliances are now fighting against the added limescale buildup, they’ll begin to feel the extra stress of providing the quality performance they should. This leads to an increase in your water bill, as you may find yourself running a second rinse cycle. Not to mention the increase in your energy usage, too. 

Consider Water Softening 

Your first step in the making sure your appliance has the support they need to work as they should, for as long as they can, is to get your water tested. By doing so, we can show you just exactly is lurking in your water and find the best water solution for you. 

For some it may be a whole-home filtration system, others it can be water softening which can top your hard water problems in its tracts. The best part is we do so with 100% satisfaction, guaranteed.  Contact Barker and Sons Plumbing & Rooter today so you can get better water, faster!