The Dirty Duo: Hard Water and Drains 

Picture turning on your tap, only to be met with unsightly stains and limescale buildup – a tale that resonates with many households. Together, we’re about to explore how this less-than-clean companionship can pose challenges to your plumbing system. 

Hard water, laden with mineral deposits, forms a troublesome partnership with your drains. Water in pipes collects soap, grease, and chemicals, creating limescale buildup on hard mineral deposits over time. Left unchecked, this buildup can lead to reduced water flow, slow drains, and stubborn clogs. 

Learn more about hard water’s impact on your drains in this Goettl Homeowner Tip.

Prevention Strategies 

Water Softeners

Water softeners work like magic to replace hard minerals in your water with softer ones. This might sound like a minor change, but it’s a powerful solution to prevent the accumulation of minerals that contribute to the notorious limescale.

By addressing the issue at its source, you’re not just getting softer water; you’re also extending the life and efficiency of your pipes.

Enzyme-Based Drain Cleaners

Enzyme-based drain cleaners are superheroes at breaking down organic matter. They work tirelessly to keep your drains clear of debris, preventing the formation of stubborn clogs. This not only ensures a smoothly flowing plumbing system but also contributes to a healthier and more sustainable home environment.

The beauty of these cleaners lies in their eco-friendly composition. Say goodbye to harsh chemicals that can be detrimental to both your pipes and the environment. Enzyme-based cleaners are gentle yet effective, providing a greener way to maintain the health of your drains without compromising on their cleaning power.

Regular Pipe Flushing

A highly effective preventive measure for maintaining your plumbing—regular pipe flushing. Keeping things clean is important. It may seem simple, but it helps prevent mineral buildup and tough blockages. Getting rid of dirt and debris is the key.

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This practice is not just a household hack; it’s endorsed by reputable sources like the American Water Works Association (AWWA). According to their recommendations, periodic flushing of pipes is crucial to maintaining water quality and preventing the buildup of contaminants. It’s a preventive approach that contributes to the longevity of your plumbing system and ensures the delivery of clean and clear water.

Install a Filtration System

Installing a water filtration system isn’t just about getting cleaner water; it’s a strategic move that captures impurities and contaminants before they even reach your plumbing system. This not only enhances water quality but also acts as a formidable defense against the accumulation of debris and troublesome mineral deposits.

A water filtration system functions as a guardian for your plumbing. It captures and filters out impurities, ensuring that only the purest water flows through your pipes. By doing so, you’re not just improving the taste and clarity of your water; you’re also preventing potential issues that can arise from contaminants.

Professional Maintenance

Professionals bring their expertise to the table, effectively tackling issues like limescale buildup and ensuring that your entire plumbing infrastructure remains in impeccable condition.

By entrusting your plumbing to professionals like Goettl, you’re not just addressing existing issues but also adopting a preventive approach. Our expert plumbers have an eagle eye for potential problems, nipping them in the bud before they escalate into major headaches. It’s a proactive strategy that pays off in the form of a well-maintained plumbing system.

By implementing these prevention strategies, you can break up the partnership between hard water and drains, keeping your plumbing system in optimal condition. Remember, knowledge and proactive measures are your allies in the battle against clogs and buildup. 

ready to break up this dirty duo?

For comprehensive plumbing services and expert assistance in maintaining a clean and efficient home, contact Goettl Air Conditioning and Plumbing. Our skilled technicians are ready to tackle the challenges and keep your drains clear and clog-free. Don’t wait until problems arise—reach out to Goettl today.  


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