Here’s a frightening fact about water quality in homes: around 85% of the homes in the U.S. have hard water in their plumbing. One of the areas where hard water is most common and most pronounced is right here in New Mexico.
We said this is a frightening statistic, but we want to remind you not to panic about health concerns. Hard water isn’t actually harmful for people to drink. What hard water actually means is there is a larger than normal concentration of the minerals magnesium and calcium. These are naturally occurring minerals and are found in many food and beverage items you consume regularly. (And you’ve no doubt heard about how important calcium is for developing good strong bones.)
However, you don’t want magnesium and calcium in your water supply, because while it may be fine for you and your family to drink, it isn’t fine for the rest of the plumbing. Hard water creates limescale along the inside of pipes, a leading cause of an increase in water pressure as well as eventual clogging and leaks. Hard water will also significantly reduce the service life of appliances such as water heaters. It creates nuisances as well, since hard water makes it tough to work up soap lather, stains clothing in laundry machines, and leaves unpleasant film behind on surfaces—including your skin and hair!
The solution to hard water is to have professionals install a water softener in Clovis, NM.