Have you noticed an odd odor coming from your home’s tap water? Perhaps you’ve even noticed crusty mineral deposits on your water faucets. These are both tell-tale signs you have hard water running through your home’s plumbing. So, what do you do now? You have a water conditioner installed. Water conditioners are devices that remove unwanted contaminants—such as chlorine and volatile organic compounds—from residential and commercial water supplies. These are a few of the chemicals that cause hard water, which is the culprit for many water issues in homes throughout Florida. Let’s take a closer look at the contaminants you may have in your water supply, and then we’ll discuss if a water conditioner is a wise investment for you.
Chlorine, Chloramines, Organic Gases & MoreYou’re not imagining that metallic smell coming from your home’s water supply. Many homeowners unknowingly have contaminants and chemicals in their water that come from disinfectants and minerals. While these pesky problems most likely won’t impact your health, they can be a nuisance. In fact, aside from foul-smelling water and faucets with mineral buildup, hard water can also cause a slew of other issues to arise in your home, such as:
- Odd-tasting food made with tap water
- Mildew and residue growth in sinks, tubs, and showers
- Dry spots on dishes after washing
- Faded and rigid clothing, bedding, and towels after washing
- Dry and flaky skin after washing your hands
- Brittle hair after bathing