As water flows through the ground, it can dissolve minerals like calcium and magnesium. These minerals are then suspended in the water. Water with an abundance of these minerals is called hard water. Hard water can affect the performance of detergents and soaps and lead to significant problems with appliances such as ice-makers, washers, dishwashers, and water heaters.
Clothes laundered in hard water may become itchy, coarse, and grungy. The mineral deposits combine with the soil in the fabrics to form insoluble salts that are difficult to remove. More detergent may be needed, and fabric softeners will be needed to soften harsh, scratchy clothing, and the life of the clothing can be reduced by as much as 40%.
Dishes washed in hard water may be covered with spots or a light film due to the minerals in the water. When water is heated, the mineral deposits are more likely to occur, leaving streaking and heavy filming on clean dishes. If you regularly see deposits of this nature on your clean dishes, it may be time install a water softener.
Appliance Repair Tampa can help when hot water heaters and other water appliances become clogged with mineral deposits from hard water, also called limescale deposits. As limescale deposits build up, pipes and appliances experience reduced amounts of water flow and operate less efficiently.
Limescale deposits can lead to energy bills increasing by as much as 25 percent. Tanks and boilers can lose their capacity, and just a few millimeters of limescale deposits may reduce the efficiency of a hot water heater by almost 40 percent. The average life expectancy of all water appliances can be decreased dramatically.
Limescale insulates the water from heat sources, making certain appliances like water heaters operate less efficiently. Appliance Repair Tampa can help remove these limescale buildups and improve the life of your appliances.
Hard water can ultimately make it more difficult to complete ordinary household chores, as well as decrease the efficiency of many household appliances. To minimize the damaging effects of hard water deposits on appliances, consumers have several options.
Because limescale deposits increase along with higher water temperatures, lowering the temperature on the water heater may help reduce deposits. Switching to appropriate soaps and detergents formulated for use with hard water and using white vinegar as a rinse agent can improve cleaning and reduce soap scum deposits.
If you have hard water in your home, contact Appliance Repair Specialists to clean out old limescale deposits.We may also suggest you install a water softener or conditioner to reduce the risk of new limescale deposits and help appliances function more efficiently.
Tampa based Appliance Repair Specialists are equipped to fix most brands and models of washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, ice machines and built-in ice-makers. We can help you with problems such as limescale buildup, heating element replacement and poor water in dishwashers and washers. Contact us at (813) 288-1900 or (727) 822-2600. For a list of the locations where we provide services, please visit our Service Areas page.