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How Water Quality Issues Can Damage Your Appliance

Posted by Generose Plummer on Thu, May 24, 2012 @ 04:27 PM

PipesDid you ever consider how your water affects your appliances?

The quality of your water can impact your health when you consume and bathe in it, but did you know that it can also impact your appliances? 

Minerals and other contaminants in your home’s water supply can decrease the efficiency of your major household appliances, such as your dishwasher, clothes washer, refrigerator, freezer, and garbage disposal. 

Poor-quality water can even damage your appliances, shortening their lifespan. Consider the following ways that water quality issues can affect your appliances: 

Damage to Valves and Faucets                               

Poor water quality often means that the water is laden with bad mineral deposits, silt, or sediment. This kind of buildup can damage water control valves and faucets. Mineral-heavy or low-quality water can also clog or damage the water dispensers in your refrigerator, such as those used for the ice machine and water dispenser. Furthermore, the pressure washing component in a common dishwasher can only filter poor-quality water for a short period of time before clogging. Once clogged, these spray nozzles will not only be less effective at doing their job, but can also malfunction completely and cause leaks.

Deterioration of Pipes

Hard water can, over time, deteriorate pipes, including those connected to your major appliances. Even if the quality of your tap water is deemed safe for your municipality, hard water can decrease the efficiency of your major household appliances, especially if mineral buildup has clogged and damaged the hoses and pipes connecting them to your water line. When it comes to your washing machine, poor water quality can not only clog and damage the washer and its components, but can also ruin your clothes with rust spots and stains.
If you notice that your appliances are not performing as efficiently or effectively as you feel they should, then consider calling an expert repair service to come check out the problem. Professionals will be able to tell you whether the problem is a repairable issue with the appliance itself or if perhaps it is a water quality or electrical problem within your home. Either way, it’s important to evaluate the issue completely so that you can make the best decision about either repairing or replacing your appliance. Give the experts at Anytime Service in New Jersey a call today to schedule a consultation. You can reach us at (800) 828-2555
 or contact us online to learn more.

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