The only hard water in your home should be the ice in the freezer, am I right? Okay, we’re probably not going to be leaving the plumbing industry to dip our toes into standup. That being said, we do stand by the sentiment behind that zinger. Hard water is a big problem in many homes, and it is one that too few homeowners really take seriously. We get it. There are contaminants to be found in water that pose serious health threats, and that’s not the case with hard water.
However, hard water is not a consequence-free situation. If you’re serious about using your plumbing system reliably and successfully, that hard water has got to go! In today’s post, we’ll discuss not only what hard water is and how you can spot it, but also the problems that it can lead to and what you can do to rectify the situation. Don’t worry—working with a Sunny Plumber actually makes things quite simple!
What It Is
Hard water is just water with too high of a concentration of minerals in it. These are typically calcium and magnesium. Like we mentioned above, these minerals are not really going to put your health and safety at risk. So why worry about it at all? Well, your plumbing system won’t fare quite as well as your health when up against such mineral concentrations.
Hard Water Woes
If you have hard water in Torrance, CA, then you may notice a lot of ugly buildup on fixtures in your home. This is because those minerals are left behind by the water. Not only does this result in really ugly deposits, but those deposits can also build up within the pipes of your plumbing system.
When that happens, it can constrict water flow through those pipes. That, in turn, disrupts pressure levels in the system, which can lead to damages. Plus, you won’t feel as clean after showering. You won’t have laundry that is bright and white coming out of the washer. You won’t have spotless glassware coming out of the dishwasher. It’s really just a mess all around!
What You Can Do About It
Give us a call to have a water softener system installed in your home. This is not a point of use water treatment system like that filtration jug that you fill and then stick in the refrigerator. This is a comprehensive, whole-house solution to your hard water problem.
Basically, the system just removes those minerals from the water and replaces them with sodium ions. You don’t really have to do anything at all to facilitate this process, beyond occasionally replenishing the brine tank with water softener salt. Just remember that systems like this need to be professionally installed and serviced. This is not a job that you can handle on your own. When you need to improve water quality in your home, we’re the pros to call.
Schedule your water softener services with The Sunny Plumber SoCal. Bright and shiny and won’t show our hiney.