House with hard water

Since moving to a new home in South Bend, Indiana, we’ve had a lot of plumbing problems.

When my husband and I toured the home, we were delighted by the size and location of the property, two-car garage and recently rennovated bathrooms.

I loved the big kitchen, many windows and gorgeous view of the wooded area behind the home. My husband was happy with a very short commute to his job. We invested into a home inspection which failed to reveal the problems with hard water. The house is not connected to the city’s water but has a private well. The water is overrun with rust, calcium and lime. It didn’t take long for us to realize that the bathrooms had been renovated to hide the fact that the water destroys everything it touches. The fixtures corrode and aerators become clogged with debris. The mineral deposits build up within the pipes to restrict water pressure. The sinks, toilets and tubs are constantly stained and cleaning requires harsh chemicals. Our towels, clothing and bed linens quickly become discolored. I’ve given up using the dishwasher because the glasses, plates and silverware come out of the machine looking worse than when I put them in. Despite regular maintenance, a new washing machine never lasts longer than five years. It’s not uncommon for our water heater to rust, rupture and flood the basement. The water is so incredibly hard that we need to remove the anode rod from the water heater, which then voids the warranty. While I love our house in South Bend, I am not happy about the condition of the water.

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