Is Spring Cleaning Making You See Spots?

May 20, 2021

Spring is in the air and it’s time to freshen up your home. Maybe you are getting ready to have houseguests for the first time in many months. You’ve got cleaning supplies…check. Rubber gloves…check. 

Your first stop is the kitchen. And then you sigh as you look at the gunk around your faucets, the water spots on your stainless appliances. You realize you are going to have to make a trip to the store for a gallon of vinegar to help remove the stains. Then, you decide to have a glass of water before you go and are not happy to see that your glass looks like it was out in a rainstorm. And, you still haven’t cleaned anything…

Hard Water – the culprit!

If you live in the San Diego area, you most likely live with “hard” tap water, as San Diego’s water is generally rated “extremely” hard. Hard water is water that contains high amounts of natural minerals such as calcium and magnesium. These minerals will eventually cause limescale buildup on just about everything they touch, wreaking havoc (often hidden) on your water-using appliances. This mineral buildup can cause serious damage in your pipes and hot water heater where water tends to sit making it easier for minerals to stick to their surfaces.

Hard water also causes annoying problems like ugly spots on dishes and shower tiles or ruining the appearance of faucets and toilets – leaving you with a cleaning nightmare. Even cleaning with hard water can actually leave soapy residue and mineral build-up on surfaces, which defeats the purpose of spring cleaning!

Our Solution to Hard Water

The good news is that you don’t have to live with the damage hard water causes any longer. The solution? A whole-house water softener! Whole-house water softeners remove the minerals responsible for limescale buildup at the source – before water enters your plumbing system – effectively eliminating the problem. A whole-house water softener is an investment that benefits your entire home by preserving plumbing systems and your appliances. It is also one of the most effective ways to cut maintenance costs on your plumbing. They can be installed nearly anywhere and are available in all shapes and sizes.

While a water softener gets rid of harmful minerals, it does not get rid of harmful contaminants like chlorine and chloramine. In order to also have safe drinking and cooking water, you may also want to consider adding water filtration to your water system. The water softener takes care of unwanted minerals that cause buildup while the water filter removes harmful contaminants in your drinking and cooking water, giving you a well-rounded system.

Benefits of a Water Softener Installation

  • Makes house cleaning easier and less expensive.
  • Residue-free faucets, tubs, and showers.
  • Clean and shiny glassware, dishes, and utensils.
  • A water softener can be a game-changer in reducing skin irritation and hair dryness.
  • Softer clothes that hold their color. Less detergent needed, too!

Tired of cleaning the same old spots? Call us today.

Ready for a better cleaning experience? Arnett’s Water Systems is here to help you get cleaner, safer, and softer water. Contact us today to discuss your water system needs. We’ll help you find the perfect solution for your budget and water treatment needs. Experience the difference with better water.