Hard Water Treatment in Maryland

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Have you noticed that your clothes or dishes have become harder to scrub clean or that there’s more soap scum around your water fixtures like sinks and showers? These are all signs that you may have hard water in your pipes.

Hard water makes daily chores like doing the laundry or taking a shower more troublesome since soap becomes more difficult to wash out. How should you solve this inconvenience? The easiest way is to call your local water experts to have them test for hard water and provide a water softening service to your water system.

To learn more about how to treat hard water, give us a call at 301-953-2846 or contact us online today.

What Is Hard Water?

Hard water is water with high mineral content. This occurs when your water supply has additional amounts of calcium and magnesium carbonates. These minerals prevent soap from lathering properly and often leave a white residue behind. It is important to have this issue addressed by a professional because hard water can damage water heaters.

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Signs of Hard Water in Maryland

Now that you know what hard water is, how can you detect it? Here are some of the most common signs of hard water:

  • Fresh laundry is stiff and scratchy
  • Spots on dishes and glasses after being cleaned
  • Mineral buildup around water fixtures
  • Soap scum buildup around bathtubs and showers
  • Issues with your water heater’s performance

If you have noticed any of the above signs in your home or commercial building, then you may have a hard water issue on your hands. Luckily, this problem can be fixed with a simple water softening solution from Water Doctor’s team of professionals.

Call us today at 301-953-2846 to schedule your hard water treatment in Annapolis and the surrounding areas.

How to Treat Hard Water in Annapolis & Surrounding Areas

If you’re trying to treat hard water yourself, you can try taking the following steps as temporary hard water solutions:

  1. Place small fixtures that are covered in buildup into a bowl of hot vinegar to dissolve the calcium deposit.
  2. Reduce the temperature of the heater. Running too-hot water through your water heater can actually contribute to hard water stains and mineral buildup.
  3. To minimize hard water deposits on dishes and glassware, use a rinse aid in the dishwasher.

The solution we recommend, though, is calling our team of experienced professionals at 301-953-2846. We can install a water softener to fully fix the problem.

Solutions for Hard Water


One of the best hard water treatments is a water softener. In order to remove the calcium and magnesium minerals from your water supply, a water softener uses “resins” to attract these minerals. Periodically, the water softener uses a brine solution to clean out the water softener system (a process known as regeneration). During this phase, salt ions force the magnesium and calcium particles off the resin bed and they’re flushed out to drain.

Is Hard Water Bad for You?

The good news is that hard water is not bad for your health. It doesn’t have anything that could cause sickness in it, but having hard water does increase other issues in the home. If you do not use hard water treatment, you will notice that your pipes might need repairs more often because they are getting clogged with the minerals and things found in your hard water. Along with the pipe repairs, you might notice your lighter-colored clothing will start to get yellowish hues or your clothes will start to feel scratchy. One of the most notable differences might be that hard water leaves little marks all over dishes and glass, and some people might assume your dishes are unclean! While none of this is life-threatening, getting a hard water treatment is easy, affordable, and quick!

If you want the convenience of hard water solutions that make your dishes sparkle and your clothes softer than ever, call Water Doctor at 301-953-2846 for water treatment in Annapolis, MD, or the surrounding areas today!

Hard Water Treatment from Maryland’s Water Experts

Do you need to schedule hard water treatment for your Maryland home or business? Water Doctor is here to help! We have been proudly serving Maryland’s neighborhoods since 1979. Our team has the experience and equipment needed to provide expert water solutions when you need it most.

It’s easy to soften your hard water! Contact us today by calling 301-953-2846 for water treatment in Annapolis and the surrounding areas today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How is the “hardness” of water measured?

The hardness of water is measured in grains per gallon (gpg). One grain is equivalent to 17.1 milligrams of calcium or magnesium dissolved in one liter of water.

How do I find out my water hardness?

You can find out what your water hardness is by reviewing your annual drinking water quality report. If your report doesn’t include water hardness, contact your local water experts ― Water Doctor.

How often does my water softener recharge?

In a typical household, it will regenerate every three to seven days.

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