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What Is Hard Water & How Does It Affect My Home in San Antonio, TX?

“Hard water” refers to water that contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals, specifically calcium and magnesium. This characteristic occurs naturally throughout Central Texas as water percolates through the limestone in the underground aquifer. Because this aquifer is the primary source of water for residential use in the region, it’s likely that your home in San Antonio is receiving hard water. This is true even if the water in your home comes from a municipal source because water treatments focus on contaminants that make water unsafe for human consumption, and hard water is considered safe to drink.

Why Is Water Hardness a Problem?

Even though hard water is safe to drink and bathe in, it can still cause problems for homeowners. Some of the most noticeable are:

  • Chalky spots on glassware after the dishwasher rinse cycle
  • Clothes that look dingy and feel rough on the skin after laundering
  • A scaly film that’s hard to scrub off your shower door

Less noticeable but more problematic is the potential for limescale buildup in your plumbing that can result from hard water flowing through the pipes of your home over a period of time. You won’t be able to see a clog forming, of course, but you may notice a drop in your water pressure. Plus, hard water can take a toll on your water heater and other water-using appliances, forcing them to work harder and use more electricity, which can increase your utility bills. Even worse, hard water can lead to the need for costly plumbing repairs or premature replacement of appliances.

Sweetwater Home Services Has the Solution

At Sweetwater Home Services, we’ve been helping homeowners in this area solve their water quality problems since 1987. We offer top-quality, long-lasting water softeners and professional installation by certified technicians or installers who carry a journeyman’s or master plumber’s license.

Our services start with complimentary in-home water testing to determine the level of hardness and any other water quality issues you may be experiencing. Contact Sweetwater Home Services today to learn more about our water softening systems and to schedule water testing at your home in the San Antonio area.

  • 1724 Cheddar Loop Road Austin, Texas 78728
  • Phone: 512-837-2488
  • 3300 Nacogdoches Road Suite 200 San Antonio, Texas 78217
  • Phone: 210-650-4000
  • 2709 Mid Valley Drive
    Weslaco, Texas 78599
  • Phone: 956-421-3444


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