Why Are My Shower Head Nozzles Clogged?

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Taking a shower is one of the simplest pleasures in life. The feeling of warm water has an almost magical effect on people. If you enjoy a good shower’s calming, revitalizing, and cleaning effects, you know how important a good shower head is.

If you have ever noticed reduced water flow or uneven spray patterns from your shower head, you’re not alone. At Hydrotech Water Services, we understand the frustrations of dealing with clogged shower heads, which is why we’re here to shed light on the problem and offer a solution.

What Causes Clogged Shower Head Nozzles?

In most parts of the United States, it doesn’t take long for a brand-new shower head to get clogged. It isn’t noticeable for a long time, but it is hard to fix or prevent once it starts.

Clogged shower head nozzles are typically caused by the accumulation of mineral deposits, such as calcium and magnesium, commonly found in hard water. As hard water flows through the plumbing system and comes into contact with the surfaces of the shower head, minerals can adhere to the nozzles and gradually build up over time. This buildup restricts the flow of water and disrupts the spray pattern, resulting in reduced water pressure and an unsatisfactory showering experience.

Why Is There Calcium In My Water?

Calcium is a common element found in nature. Even if genuinely pure water is made of only hydrogen and oxygen, water tends to grab whatever it touches and take a little bit as it passes, also known as erosion. Calcium is found in limestone, which is everywhere in Ireland. Since most homes get water from groundwater, most water contains calcium particles and other elements like magnesium. When you find enough calcium and magnesium in water, it is known as hard water.

If you use mains water, Irish Water is responsible for filtering and treating your water to ensure it is safe before distributing it to your home. Hard water does not cause any known health effects, so most water treatment plants do nothing to reduce the amount of calcium in your water.

How Do I Get Rid Of Hard Water?

Fortunately, there’s a simple solution to combatting hard water: water softener. The calcium and magnesium minerals that make water hard have an electric charge that makes them difficult to remove through a regular water filter. The process by which a water softener removes hardness minerals is called “ion exchange.”

By investing in a water softener from Hydrotech Water Services, you can enjoy the following benefits:

1. Prevention of Mineral Buildup:

Water softeners work by removing the calcium and magnesium ions responsible for water hardness, effectively preventing the formation of mineral deposits in your plumbing fixtures, including shower heads. With softened water flowing through your shower head, you’ll experience improved water flow and consistent spray patterns, ensuring a refreshing and invigorating shower every time.

2. Extended Lifespan of Shower Head:

Regular exposure to hard water can take a toll on your shower head, causing corrosion, discoloration, and premature wear and tear. By using softened water, you can prolong the lifespan of your shower head and other plumbing fixtures, saving you money on repairs and replacements in the long run.

3. Cleaner and More Hygienic Shower:

Mineral buildup in shower head nozzles not only affects water flow but also creates an ideal environment for bacteria and mou ld growth. With softened water, you’ll enjoy a cleaner and more hygienic showering experience, free from the risk of microbial contamination. Say goodbye to scrubbing away stubborn limescale and hello to effortlessly pristine shower surfaces.

4. Softer Skin and Silky Hair:

Hard water can strip the skin and hair of their natural oils, leading to dryness, irritation, and dullness. Softened water, on the other hand, is gentle on the skin and hair, leaving them feeling softer, smoother, and more nourished after each shower. Say goodbye to dry, itchy skin and hello to a luxurious spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home.

Treat Yourself with Luxurious Showering Experience

clogged shower head nozzles are a common nuisance that many homeowners face, often caused by mineral buildup from hard water. By investing in a water softener from Hydrotech Water Services, you can effectively combat this problem and enjoy a luxurious showering experience. Softened water can improve the health of your skin and help to resolve skin problems such as eczema. In addition, having soft water will also improve your hair, making it shinier and less dry.

Talk to our water expert to make the switch to soft water and enjoy better water throughout your house.

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