How to Eliminate the White Crusty Stuff on My Faucet

Saturday, April 6th, 2019 by Nick Koz


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The white substance you see on your faucets and shower heads around St. Charles, Il is nothing more than mineral deposit build up due to overly hard water. Every time water that is rich in calcium and magnesium evaporates, it leaves a little bit of residue. Over time those mineral deposits build up leaving that white, crusty, hard-to-remove coating.


You have two options for dealing with hard water:


· Clean faucets and shower heads regularly, or

· Install a water softener system


You can remove those mineral deposits by soaking your faucets in vinegar, or using more harsh cleaners, but it will come back.


If you want to save yourself the trouble of cleaning off the white cakey deposits every few weeks and would like a long-term solution then you’ll want to have a water softener system installed in your St. Charles, Il home.


A water softener system works by removing hard minerals like calcium and magnesium and replaces them with softer minerals like sodium or potassium.


Here are 4 reasons to have a water softener system installed:


· No more buildup of minerals on your faucets & shower heads

· Cleaner dishes and glassware

· Softer skin & smoother hair

· Extended life of your appliances (washing machine, dishwasher)


The financial benefit of having a water softener installed in your home is the extended life of appliances. With the high cost of repair and replacing those types of appliances, making an investment in a water softener system will have a positive return on your investment in the long run.


If you live in St. Charles, Il the water is very hard and you will have to decide whether you want to replace your appliances more often than necessary, spend your free time cleaning off all of those mineral deposits, or if it’s finally time to invest in a water softener system for your home.


Prairie State Water Solutions is local to St. Charles and will recommend the best water softener system for your household. Give them a call at 630.864.7078

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