How to Protect Appliances From Hard Water

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It might be safe to say that we love our large appliances. We can’t live without our 5-cycle dishwasher and our front-loading laundry washer. But the cost of these beautiful, premium brand appliances might have bought a Volkswagen Beetle just 40 years ago!  Large home appliances are big investments built to last for years–if we take proper care of them.

How does hard water affect my large appliances?

Water described as “hard” usually has a high mineral content—generally calcium and magnesium.  As more and more of these minerals dissolve in the water, the mineral content levels increase, making the water harder.

Hard Water = Harm to Appliances? 

You may already know that your home has hard water, but you may not realize that operating water-using appliances with hard water is like allowing plaque to accumulate on teeth without brushing or flossing.
As the minerals found in hard water are deposited within the water-using appliances in your home such as dishwashers, hot water heaters, and washing machines, the minerals may cause….
  • Shorter life or quicker breakdown of appliances due to corrosion and mineral buildup on moving parts
  • Mineral buildup in pipes leading to low water pressure and inefficiency in operating your appliances
  • You may use more detergents & soaps as hard water makes soaps less effective

But there’s more….hard water also reduces the efficacy of many water-using appliances. After all, the best “Power Scrub Mode” on the dishwasher can’t do much to help those spotty glasses if water is hard.  And the sediment buildup in your water heater from scale buildup might be draining your wallet due to increased energy consumption–just to get a hot shower!  

The good news is that although hard water is common (85% of the U.S. has hard water), the solutions are very simple.

Protect Your Investments

Protect appliances through the numerous benefits to a home water softening system, including the fact that it can extend the life of your appliances that use water.

What Can Be Done About Hard Water?

One of the best ways to prolong the life of a water-using appliance is to operate with “conditioned” water. WaterTech’s Reionator uses innovative and proprietary technology that incorporates a proven multi-resin process that will condition the water in your entire home.
The system softens your water, filtering out all of the mineral content that harms your large appliances, while further conditioning the water. This conditioning alleviates the slimy feel or strange taste sometimes left behind by other softening systems. So your water feels fresh and tastes great!
Want more information on protecting your water-using appliances? Contact us today.

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One comment

  • I loved your filtering idea to make hard water refined. People actually, don’t care about this small matter. But, this Hard Water makes huge damage our home appliances. Thanks for making us aware not to use Hard Water.