It is true that we love our expensive home appliances as they make our life easy. Especially large appliances like a dishwasher and a laundry washer aren’t it. Earlier it was easy to buy these products but with inflation now you need to pay a huge sum to acquire it. These large investment appliances if taken care can last years without any problem.
What is hard water and how does it affect my appliances?
Hard water contains concentrated dissolved minerals. You might have noticed stains on tiles or utensils it is when the water evaporates it leaves behind the sediments.
Generally, hard water is known for excess calcium and magnesium content. Water hardness increases if the region has a hard mineral deposition.
Hard water: Damaged Appliances
You may already be dealing with hard water issues but may not realize that neglecting hard water effects on appliances is like allowing plaque to accumulate on teeth. Obviously, this will slowly and gradually lead to tooth decomposition. The same is with your appliances.
Hard water minerals deposits on the water-based appliances like dishwasher, washing machine, boilers, coffee makers etc which causes:
- Breakdown of appliances due to corrosion and limescale buildup
- Inefficiency and low water pressure problems
- Detergents and soaps are less effective. Clothes feel stained even after machine wash.
Well, there is more to it. The efficacy of appliances is also affected due to hard water usage. If you have extremely hard water in your area “The Power Scrub Mode” of your laundry machine is futile. Not just this increased bill you paid last month was also because of raised energy consumption by the water heater. Want a hot shower now?
Our motto was not to scare you but to inform you about the big issue that you were neglecting since past few years which made you pay a huge sum. Whatever the issues are but the solution is way too simple. How?
Your Savings Are Hard Earned, Save Them:
Install a water softening system at your home to protect your valuables. The US researchers have found that appliances efficiency is decreased due to hard water by 20% and on an average 40% cost is paid by homeowners (yearly) for repairs and maintenance.
How to Deal With the Effects of Hard Water?
The best way to protect your household is to use conditioned water. This prolongs the life of appliances and helps them run smoothly and efficiently.
Other ways to protect your appliances are:
- Use Vinegar to remove the calcium deposition from appliances. Vinegar is helpful in removing molds and bacterial growth that settles on the product decreasing competence.
- Flush water heaters simultaneously so that the junk or sediments wash out.
- Limit hard chemicals used to wash your glassware and appliances instead use a mixture of 1 part of apple cider vinegar and 3 parts of water.
- Install a good quality water softener that will eliminate unnecessary salts and minerals. The water will taste better.
The Bottom Line:
Keep your home appliances safe with the tips mentioned in the article. Hope you will share your experience with us. Write to us and let us know which tip was fruitful?