How To Tell If You Have Hard Water

Do I have hard water?

Some symptoms of hard water may include:

  • Loss of water pressure
  • Showerheads, faucets, sprinklers etc. clogging and plugging up
  • Scale build up in washing machine, dishwasher and other valuable appliances
  • Erratic operation of instant (on demand) hot water heaters
  • Rattling in pipes and/or hot water heater due to scale collection throughout the plumbing system
  • Rumbling in water heaters
  • Soap, detergents, shampoos do not lather properly or too much is needed
  • Laundry: dinginess or graying, yellowing, stiff and/or harsh feel to fabrics, white or gray streaks on colored fabrics
  • Unusual chalky formation around pipes