If your dishes aren’t clean, imagine what you must be drinking. If your dishwasher is leaving chalky residue on dishes, that build up is contaminating your water and even the food you eat off those dishes. Scale is responsible for that chalky residue on your “clean” dishes which comes from the bad water from the city or even worse, well water. Hard water is hard on your appliances and tough to swallow. Calcium and magnesium deposits can change the water flow to your appliances, making them not so “high efficiency”. Don’t lose time or money replacing or repairing appliances in your home. Take action now by installing a water purification system.
Other appliances that can be affected include coffee makers, humidifiers, dishwashers, electric kettles, and most importantly hot water heaters. The inside of a traditional hot water heater can lose up to 90% efficiency with scale build up. In fact, that same calcium and even fluoride that makes its way into your water heater actually absorbs the heat! Unfiltered mineral deposits in local water wear down water heaters, making it less effective and taking years off of its life! Tankless water heaters also suffer consequences of hard water, and might even cost you that expensive warranty you purchased.
Any appliance with a heating element is subject to lose functionality when hard water is being run through the machine. The picture above is the heating element in the bottom of a washing machine. As you can see the scale build up as completely covered the heating element. Now this washer is not only going to take longer to heat, it will require more power to do so!
You can also see the scale build up starting to collect around the drainage holes in the basin of the washer. Over time this will prevent your washer from draining effectively. This can increase the chances of getting mold or rust in your washer.
Laundry is enough of a task, the last thing you need to worry about is paying extra to do it, spending more time in the laundry room, and possibly washing in a contaminated area.
• Scale buildup is caused by a natural process that occurs as water moves through the earth. While in transit to your home, water picks up minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. Traces of these minerals are left behind after each use for water resulting in scale buildup.
• Hard water creates scale buildup in places where water sits, is dispensed or heated up. These places include showers, sinks, pipes, appliances, toilets, and hot water heaters.
• Over 80% of homes in Northern Nevada have hard water.
• Start preventing the problem instead of chasing it with a new water softener system.
What to look out for…
• Noticeable drop in water pressure in the shower
• Dirty dishes fresh from the washer
• Laundry coming out of the washing machine overly wet
• Seemingly permanent stains in sinks and toilets
• Foggy spotted shower doors
Don’t let hard water leave you hard up for cash.
Installing a water softener reduces expensive
repairs and replacements in your home.
Prevent Plumbing Problems
Many parts of your home are hit hard by hard water. Pipes and fixtures are some of the most noticeable places to find scale build up. As scale builds up around the interior walls of pipes they begin to close. The hole becomes much smaller for water to flow through. As a result, there in an increase in pressure and heat created from friction that helps solidify this caked on crud even more. Once this problem starts, it only gets worse over time.
“Northern Nevada well water will slowly scale up and ruin everything it comes in contact with, ” says Mike Guidara – founder of Pure Water Systems. “We did the math on monthly and annual savings for our clients who have soft water – everything from soap to water heater replacement costs and it came out to $4,538.00 a year. ”
Keep your bills down, protect your appliances and keep them truly efficient longer by installing a Pure Water system now.
Estimated Cost savings of soft water versus hard water for a household of 4 with 10 gpg hardness
Source: compilation of statistics from Pure Water Systems of NV. Based on 30 years in business and numerous 3rd party studies; (WQA, Battelle, Simmons national consumer survey, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau and Statista)