This is a common question from homeowners. Build up from minerals in your water can damage or shorten the life of common household appliances.
Dishwashers, water heaters, and washing machines are most commonly affected because calcium precipitates from water faster when the water is heated. Tank-less water heaters are especially susceptible to the effects of calcium.
Most appliances have a limit of the hardness that the unit may be subject too without voiding the warranty, check your owner’s manuals for specifics. Therefore, investing in a water softening system will improve, prevent, and/or reverse, clogged pipes and thus improve water pressure and flow.
A whole house water filtration system is a great idea, and at bare minimum, a water filter on your refrigerator for clean water and ice. Who would want to drink water that passed through these nasty, built up pipes?
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