Residential & Commercial Hard Water Treatment

Hard Water Treatment in Albuquerque, NM

The US Geological survey estimates that 85% of households in America have hard water.

What exactly is hard water? Hard water is water that contains dissolved rock, typically limestone or dissolved minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sometimes iron. Most homes in Albuquerque and throughout New Mexico have hard water. Whether you have a private well or city water supply you likely still have hard water. Water hardness varies across the city and throughout the state, based on the amount of calcium and magnesium present in the water supply. A simple test strip can show you how hard your water is. Most of the time homeowners don’t realize they have hard water or the harm it is doing to their plumbing & appliances. Over time you can see the effects of hard water in various ways, like difficulty cleaning, reduced water flow from faucets & fixtures and decreased effectiveness or failure from your appliances.

While hard water is not dangerous to your health, it can cause costly plumbing problems as hard water scale builds up in pipes and appliances in your home or business. When you have hard water you may not even see the problems until you experience issues with your plumbing or water using appliances, usually your water heater or your dishwasher.

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Hard Water Problems In The Home

Clean water that is free of impurities is essential to our quality of life. Hard water can make drinking water taste unpleasant, and can also shorten the life of your pipes, fixtures, and appliances. The good news is that there is a solution to your hard water problems, with a water softener. TLC is your local exclusive Kinetico Water Systems dealer, and our experts can help you find solutions to your water problems, for your home or your business in Albuquerque.

Hard Water Buildup


Hard water may seem like just a cleaning problem. But scale build-up can clog pipes, reducing water flow leading to backups and possibly costly plumbing repairs.

Water Heating Coil


Hard water damages the inside of your appliances and cuts their life by up to 50%. From water heaters to dishwashers, even your swamp cooler can become a victim of hard water.

Scale Stain Buildup


Hard water causes visible stains on your fixtures, faucets, shower doors, and sometimes countertops too.  This build-up can reduce the water flow through fixtures and faucets and become extremely difficult to remove the scale build-up

Swamp Cooler


Because swamp coolers use water they are prone to hard water buildup. It is essential to thoroughly clean or have a professional maintain your swamp cooler to ensure that hard water buildup is removed and cleaned prior to each season. As many homeowners have learned hard water buildup can inhibit water flow and reduce the effectiveness of a swamp cooler. A water softener can eliminate hard water problems throughout your home.

Pipe with Scale Build Up

Hard Water in Albuquerque

Most homes in New Mexico have hard water. Without treatment, hard water can cause unnecessary damage to your pipes and dishes with mineral buildup and can even cause skin irritation. Our locally owned Albuquerque plumbing company offers a full range of low maintenance water softeners custom fit to your home and budget.

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TLC’s technicians are trained to test municipal water supplies and well water systems. If you have a unique water problem or concern other than what is listed above talk to our water specialist.

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