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4 Ways to Tell if You Have Hard Water

What is hard water? Hard water is tap water that’s filled with high amounts of minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, and aluminum. Hard water is unpleasant to drink, terrible for washing, and harsh on your plumbing system. At Carter Quality Plumbing, we offer complete water filtration services for the Lancaster, SC area. We’ve installed many whole house water purification systems in the Charlotte region over the years, and we’ve noticed that there are several common indicators of hard water in households:

  1. Odd tasting water – If your water tastes metallic or sour, it could mean that you have hard water running through your tap.
  2. Rough showers and dry skin – If you’re taking a shower and can’t work up a lather – or it takes forever to rinse the soap away – you may have hard water. Another unpleasant effect is that your skin is really dry and uncomfortable.
  3. Soap scum – Hard water makes it difficult to get all of the soap residue off of household objects. Soap spots on dishes, tubs, and tiled floors are one of the most common signs of hard water.
  4. Damages to appliances that use water – Mineral deposits that build from hard water can destroy appliances such as water heaters, washing machines, and dishwashers. Of course, a plumber or appliance repair service can tell you if this is indeed your problem.

Call Carter Quality Plumbing today if you suspect that hard water is a problem in your home. We can install a whole home water filtration system that will help you have the cleanest, healthiest water possible for your home. Our water quality experts are ready to serve you in Rock Hill, Lancaster, Fort Mill, Tega Cay, Indian Land, and surrounding areas of the Carolinas.



Carter Quality Plumbing provides plumbing and septic services for Lancaster, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, and surrounding areas of North Carolina and South Carolina. Contact us for more information!

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