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The Effects of Hard Water On Your Hair

woman washing her hair in the shower

Have you ever noticed that your hair feels dry and brittle despite using high-quality shampoos and conditioners? If so, you might be washing your hair with hard water. Hard water contains high levels of minerals, particularly calcium and magnesium. While these minerals are harmless to your health, they can have significant effects on your hair […]

How Hard Water Can Damage Your Hot Water Heater

Sediment buildup on a hot water heater heating element because of hard water

Hard water is notorious for harming residential plumbing systems, and one of the appliances most commonly affected is the hot water heater. If your home has hard water, you may already be aware of its impact on your plumbing fixtures and appliances. However, the effects on your hot water heater can be particularly damaging and […]

What Is Hard Water Scale?

A kitchen faucet with limescale around the water spout

Hard water is a common issue in homes across the United States, especially in Las Vegas, but how do you know if you’re one of the affected households? One of the most noticeable and problematic signs of hard water is scale buildup on water-using appliances, showerheads, pipes, and even your glassware. The crusty, white deposit […]

The Science of Hard Water: Understanding Mineral Build-Up

Scientist's hand gathering a test tube full of water from a pond or lake or ocean

Water is essential to our daily lives, but the quality of water can vary greatly. One common issue that affects the majority of homes in the United States is hard water. While it’s not unsafe to drink, it can have some nasty effects on your home life — from causing water stains and limescale buildup […]

The Impact of Hard Water on Your Laundry

Mother and young daughter pulling laundry out of the washing machine

There’s something incredibly satisfying about pulling out a fresh load of laundry from the dryer — feeling the warmth and softness and catching a whiff of that delightful fragrance. It’s a simple pleasure in life that many of us look forward to. However, this experience can be disrupted by an unassuming culprit: hard water. What […]

How Does Hard Water Affect Your Cooking?

Pregnant woman smelling the pasta dish she's cooking on the stovetop

The quality of ingredients is key to making a delicious meal, and one key ingredient you don’t want to neglect is your water. Whether you’re boiling vegetables, making pasta, or baking bread, the type of water you use can have a significant impact on the outcome. Many people overlook the importance of water in cooking, […]

Assessing the Hardness of Las Vegas’s Water Supply

Water droplets falling from a clean showerhead

Many residents in Las Vegas face uncertainty about the hardness of their home water supply, which can lead to a variety of household and personal care challenges. Understanding whether your water is hard or soft can significantly impact everything from appliance efficiency to skin health. Assessing the hardness of your water is the first step […]

Comparing Water Softeners and Conditioners: What’s Best for You?

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Navigating the myriad of water quality devices on the market can be daunting, especially when trying to choose between a water softener and a water conditioner. What’s the difference? What exactly do all of these devices do? At Serv-All Water Conditioning, we understand the importance of maintaining the quality of your water supply. Whether you’re […]

The Role of Salt in Water Softening Systems

a young child sitting on the counter as she fills a glass of water from the kitchen sink

If you own a water softening system or know someone who does, you may have seen or heard them talking about needing to add salt to their system. It’s a common practice for some water softeners. But have you ever wondered why it’s necessary to put salt in water softener systems? At Serv-All Water Conditioning, […]

Shielding Your Skin Against Hard Water Damage

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From the food you eat and the products you use to the quality of the air around you, countless factors affect the health of your skin. However, one factor that might not immediately come to mind is the water flowing from your taps. At Serv-All Water Conditioning, we know a thing or two about the […]