Hard water is a common problem that many homeowners face. Hard water can lead to scale buildup on fixtures, cause staining on sinks and tubs, and make it impossible to get a good lather when washing clothes or dishes. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to get rid of and minimize the effects of hard water in your home. 

From the Sierra Air Conditioning & Heating plumbing team, here are a few different methods for treating hard water:

Water Softeners 

Installing a water softener system is the most effective way to rid your home of hard water. A water softener works by passing the incoming hard water through an ion exchange resin or filter that removes minerals like calcium and magnesium from the water. This helps reduce scaling, staining, and soap scum buildup. Other benefits of installing a water softener in your home include: 

  • Better tasting water
  • Reduced water spots on dishes
  • Reduced mineral buildup
  • Better scalp and skin health
  • Fewer clogs in your shower head
  • Cleaner and softer laundry

Water Filters 

Another option for reducing hard water in your home is to install a whole-house water filter. A whole-house filter removes sediment from your incoming tap water supply before entering your home’s plumbing system. This helps reduce scaling, staining, and mineral deposits throughout your home’s pipes and fixtures. Whole-house filters are more effective than traditional faucet-mounted filters because they can remove sediment from every source of tap water in your home at once.

Household Cleaners 

Finally, you can treat hard water in your home with household cleaners like vinegar and lemon juice. These natural cleaners help remove mineral deposits from fixtures such as sinks, bathtubs, and showers without damaging them. Simply mix equal parts vinegar or lemon juice with warm water and use it to scrub down affected surfaces for best results.

Are you struggling with hard water in your Las Vegas, NV, home? Experiencing any other water or plumbing issues? Contact the experts at Sierra Air Conditioning & Heating!

The plumbers at Sierra Air Conditioning & Heating have decades of experience offering a complete range of plumbing services for residents in Las Vegas, NV, including installations of water softening systems. Our experts can help you select, install, and maintain your home’s water softener system. We’re highly responsive to your needs and budget and will work with you to find the perfect solutions for your home water quality needs!

To learn more about our services and to book an appointment, call us today at (702) 380-7044 or visit our website

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