As water travels through the earth, it picks up minerals, like calcium and magnesium. Calcium and magnesium are found in most water supplies; when the water eventually enters your home and is heated, it forms a rock-like scale build-up.
Scale is obvious on shower doors and fixtures, but it will also form in places you can’t see. Common problem areas include water pipes and hot water-using appliances, such as your water heater and dishwasher. You can purchase expensive cleaners and chemicals to remove the scale, or chip away at it with sharp objects; however, you are likely to be surprised by the time and expense involved with these methods. In the end, they may not even be very effective no matter how much effort you put into the process.
If you’re concerned about water scale, contact us for a free water analysis and plumbing audit. We can identify what’s causing your scale build-up issues and suggest a cost effective solution for you.