Negative Effects of Hard Water


calcium deposits on sink

While having hard water is not necessarily dangerous, it can have detrimental effects on other aspects of your household and daily life. Gold Star Plumbing & Drain offers highly rated water treatment services in Gilbert, AZ that can help address the negative effects of hard water on your household.

What’s Hard Water Anyway?

Water is classified as hard water when excess amounts of minerals such as magnesium and calcium are present in the water. While not hazardous, these minerals can affect your quality of life and the plumbing system’s health. Without the intervention of a water softener system, hard water can affect your household in other ways.

Stained Sinks and Tubs

Hard water deposits discolor sinks and baths. These discolorations are not only an eyesore but can be such a hassle to clean every time they appear.

Scale Buildup on Appliances and Plumbing

Mineral deposits accumulate on faucets, showerheads, coffee makers, and dishwashers. This accumulation is unsightly and can damage your appliances


There’s no known health risks directly linked to drinking hard water, but it’s not unheard of for people to suffer from diarrhea and other discomforts after ingesting hard water. This is especially true for kids, the elderly, and anyone with a sensitive stomach who can benefit greatly from a water filtration system.

Plumbing Deterioration

Hard water usage eventually results in mineral buildup in your plumbing system. The buildup not only impedes water flow but accelerates the deterioration of your plumbing pipes and fixtures.

Dry Skin and Brittle Hair

When used for bathing, the high concentration of minerals in the water can dry out your skin and hair. A water purification system can help filter out the excess minerals from the water to help prevent skin and hair brittleness.

Dingy Clothes

The additional mineral component may cause your clothing, bed sheets, and blankets to feel scratchy and fade faster.

If these hard water-related issues are plaguing your household, Gold Star Plumbing & Drain can help. Contact us today for a water softener installation.



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