7 Signs You Have Water Quality Problems

by Crusader Water Systems

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Does your tap water smell or taste bad? Does your laundry still stink even after washing it multiple times? Does your water heater keep failing? These are all signs that you probably need to invest in better water quality.

Here are 7 signs that you need to invest in better water quality:

1. UNSATISFACTORY LAUNDRY OUTCOMES

From yellowed whites to faded colors, your water quality can greatly affect how clean and soft your freshly laundered clothing is. Chlorine, which is commonly found in most tap water, damages the fibers in fabric, which causes them to lose their color and wear out. If your clothes feel scratchy--especially when you don’t use fabric softener--there’s probably hard water and soap scum building up on them. If you live in an area with higher levels of iron in your water, then you may also experience yellowing whites and rust staining on your clothing as well.

2. YOUR TAP WATER TASTES AND SMELLS BAD

City tap water is often disinfected with chlorine or chloramine, and these chemicals can make your water taste and smell unappetizing. The good news is that these chemicals can easily be removed from your water so that you don't have to cringe every time you turn on your tap or resort to buying bottled water. Save money and the environment by investing in your water quality!

3. YOUR WATER HEATER KEEPS GOING OUT

Does your water heater keep failing prematurely? The minerals in your city’s water can cause corrosion and scale to build up in all of your water-bearing appliances that shorten their lifespans. In Utah, premature water heater failure is extremely common, especially in areas like Herriman where the water hardness often exceeds 30gpg (grains per gallon). Protect your appliances from premature failure with a water softener or salt-free scale prevention system today!

4. YOUR FAUCETS HAVE UNSIGHTLY MINERAL BUILDUP

Do you have white, crusty buildup on your faucets? How about rust staining? Red rings in your toilet bowl? Hard city water can cause scale to build-up on faucets and fixtures that is time consuming to clean up. These minerals also build up inside of your pipes and home infrastructure too, which can ultimately result in reduced water pressure and pipe corrosion throughout your home. Protect your home and save yourself the hassle of having to clean so frequently by investing in better water!

5. YOU HAVE DRY, ITCHY SKIN

Can you imagine stepping out of the shower with clean, soft, and smooth skin and hair? That's everyone's dream, isn't it? Unfortunately, bathing in unfiltered city water can really take a toll on your skin. Chlorine dries out your skin and hard water minerals bind with your soap to form a sticky film that is almost impossible to rinse off, which clogs your pores. This combination often contributes to dry, red, and irritated skin. Instead of band-aiding these issues with expensive soaps, lotions, and conditioners, why not avoid these issues altogether and invest in better water quality? You deserve better!

6. YOU HAVE WATER STAINING

Have you noticed stains in your washing machine, in your toilets, and around other water-bearing fixtures and appliances? Iron and manganese contaminated water can often leave red, orange, or black staining in and around your appliances. If your water has low pH, you may find blue-green stains. These stains can be difficult and costly to remove--especially if you have to replace the fixture or appliance altogether. Why not avoid these issues and headaches by investing in better water?

7. YOU HAVE SPOTTY DISHES

Water spots commonly form on glassware, dishes, and silverware from  the hard water minerals that are left behind after the water has evaporated. These spots can be quite time intensive to remove. Save yourself from time-intensive hand drying by investing in better water!

 

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