Do you have white scaling on your faucets or mineral residue on your dishes and glassware? Are your white dingy? If so, you may be suffering from hard water.

In scientific terms, hard water is water that contains high concentrations of dissolved minerals such as calcium or magnesium. While it is not unsafe to drink, it is known to interfere with the action of soaps and detergents, resulting in calcium and magnesium buildup inside your home's pipes and water heater.

This can lead to a number of different issues that can be ridiculously expensive to fix, including corrosion of pipes and scale buildup, which can lead to lower water pressure. Hard water can also have an effect on your laundry and shorten the lifespan of your favorite shirt or pair of pants.

To deal with hard water, you'll want to consult an expert like Independent Water Service, who will give you a FREE water analysis and recommend an EcoWater system (which is NSF certified and carries a 5-year warranty on most components) to fit your specific needs. You'll be seeing fewer water spots, using less soap and detergent, and experiencing cleaner laundry and softer hair in no time!

Independent Water Service can also work with you to improve the quality of your home's drinking water. Ordinary tap water may contain undesirable and potentially dangerous substances like sulfates, mercury, asbestos, and arsenic.

For worry-free drinking or cooking water, Independent Water Service may recommend a reverse osmosis system, which can be connected directly to your refrigerator and ice maker and instantly deliver cleaner, clearer water.

Since 1986, Independent Water Service has been helping Yakima treat their water and they're ready to help treat yours too! Give them a call today at (509) 457-3631 or visit them online today at independentwateryakima.com.